KZLX, also known as X-106, is a student-operated, non-commercial radio station based on the Northwest campus. The on-air staff at KZLX strives to operate in the interest of the community, both on and off campus, by providing entertainment that educates and entertains.
By providing students with real-world experience, KZLX builds young media leaders. By having the opportunity to work on air, students are able to gain valuable work-related skills and deal with a wide variety of radio phases including sports, news, production, promotion, music and on-air DJing.
“X-106 is important because it gives real-world experience to our DJs and helps strengthen their résumés, which will help them out in the real world,” said Matt Brown, General Manager of KZLX. “We are teaching each other. It is a real hands-on experience.”
KZLX was also recently nominated for two Pinnacle Awards, which are handed out by the College Media Advisers, and is a finalist for the 2012 College Broadcasters Inc. Award for Best Documentary/Public Affairs for Radio for their reporting of “Hospice: Waiting On A Loved One To Die.”
Students who are interested in becoming a KZLX team member are encouraged to enroll in Intro to Broadcast Operations as well as Radio Practicum. These courses are designed to give students a feel for what will be expected of them not only at KZLX, but at any radio station.
Photos from nwmissouri.edu and taken by photographer Darren Whitley of Northwest University Relations.