Bobcat Radio Station
While there are communications between the UC, local government, students, and influential parties within Merced, the average inhabitant of Merced is left on the periphery without a proper forum with which to air concerns or discuss issues relevant to them. There is also currently no Merced based platform for progressive dialogue or music as well, a significant niche that a college radio station normally occupies. Knowing that there is potential for creative and social output bridges the gap between the actual and the possible, and has the potential to bridge gaps between community and student knowledge and understanding.
The Bobcat Radio team is passionate about being a part of the integration of the Student Service into the culture of both UC Merced and Merced as a whole. Everyone in the team sees the potential for the Student Service to become an integral part of the UCM identity and has contributed a great deal to seeing their (the Student Service) vision to fruition. Seeing the success of other college radio stations (KCSS and KALX for example) has motivated the team and given them an idea of the possibilities for the future configuration of the Student Service.
Bobcat Radio started as an Engineering Service Learning project in the fall of the 2007 academic school year. Evolving from a student club into the student service it is today. Bobcat radio seeks to have an FM broadcast one day in the future.