Maddie Cole, Ryan Bosquez and Thomas Merryman prepare to tell listeners that they will have the opportunity to win tickets to Billy Bob's.

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The TCU radio station celebrates its 52nd birthday.

“It’s pretty amazing when you think about it,” KTCU station manager Russell Scott said.

KTCU, located in Moudy South, celebrated today by counting down 52 years of music.

The station played two songs every year since 1964. The event started at 10 a.m. and ended around 6 p.m. The station even gave away free Billy Bob’s tickets to listeners.

In 1964, KTCU broadcasted within a one mile range. The station now reaches areas in seven different Texas  counties.

“Our [KTCU] universe has gone from 3,000 or 4,000 people to almost 2 million people,” Scott said.

The radio station was located in the basement of Ed Landreth Hall before being moved to Moudy South in 1980.

Maddie Cole, Ryan Bosquez and Thomas Merryman prepare to tell listeners that they will have the opportunity to win tickets to Billy Bob's.
Maddie Cole, Ryan Bosquez and Thomas Merryman prepare to tell listeners that they will have the opportunity to win tickets to Billy Bob’s. (Paris Jones / TCU360)

Scott said that around 35 students are currently involved with the radio station.

He also said that he believes students are becoming more interested in the program.

Junior Ryan Bosquez, who is part of TCU’s Film, Television and Digital Media program, was one of the students working at the radio station today. He said he enjoys working with his co-workers and having a fun time.

Janice McCall, the KTCU assistant station manager, said she is thrilled to be part of a college station that has been around for so long.

“I think it’s fabulous that we still have the audience and the support of TCU,” McCall said.

McCall said she hopes KTCU listeners will still be happy with the station’s product.