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The campus radio station of the University of Central Missouri

What is The Beat?

THE BEAT is the campus radio station at the University of Central Missouri. The Beat is the ideal college radio station, providing an eclectic mix of music including country, heavy metal, Top 40, pop, and Celtic. We also have talk shows, news and sports. Students at the University of Central Missouri are invited to develop proposals for shows (complete with format, days of operation, and schedules). A programming committee then reviews the content for approval.

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Featured Show

“Nic’s Red Dirt County” with Nic Thomas

My love for country music was my inspiration for starting my radio show, Nic’s Red Dirt Country. This show features music from some of my favorite modern country artists tune in to UCM Radio-The Beat every Friday from Noon to 1 pm.

Current Shows:

The Beatles Power Hour

The Beatles Power Hour:  Tune in Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 4-5 p.m. for The Beatles Power Hour.  You’ll hear some of the top songs from the lads from Liverpool.   We’ll also have a little Beatles trivia for you.

It’s Showtime!

It’s Showtime:  Airing 8-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, “It’s Showtime” features hit songs from some of your favorite Broadway musicals.  UCM music and theatre students also share some Broadway trivia with their fans.

“Off the Record” with Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson is a Digital Media Production student concentrating in audio. Alex is the host of Off the Record, a weekly music show that airs classic alternative music album by album. Catch Off the Record with Alex Wilson every Thursday at 5:30 pm on UCM The Beat.

“The Come Up” with Christian Mitchell

The Come Up, a spotlight on local musicians where we explore their influences and provide a platform for them to share their art. Every Wednesday at 5pm.

“A Bit Moore Country” with Joe Moore

Tune in daily from 2-3pm for your dose of classic country with Dr. Joe Moore!

“Crystal Clear: Music Frontier” with Skye Melcher

Skye Melcher runs the Crystal Clear: Music Frontier radio show. She plays early 2000’s to modern alternative/ pop punk while speaking about current events and life experiences. Her background in digital media production and journalism has given her a broader set of skills to apply to production experience. She has contributed productions and stories to… Read more »

Lofi Lounge with Mark Harvey

The last thing you want to do is go to work on Friday right? Well, The Lofi Lounge is where you can take the load off before that last work day before the weekend! Host Mark Harvey airs every Friday morning at 10am right here on the Beat!

“Nic’s Red Dirt County” with Nic Thomas

My love for country music was my inspiration for starting my radio show, Nic’s Red Dirt Country. This show features music from some of my favorite modern country artists tune in to UCM Radio-The Beat every Friday from Noon to 1 pm.

“Alt F4” with Colby Muller

Colby Muller is a senior at UCM and will be graduating in December with a degree in Digital Media Production with an emphasis in audio and a minor in Sports Communication. Colby can also be heard on Prepcasts.com most Friday nights providing Play-By-Play for the Crest Ridge Cougars.