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The UKR crew that started it all. Lorena King, Elizabeth Sweeney, UKR General Manager & COM instructor Matty Staudt, Kevin Rosenbaum, Casey Franco and Torina Giannetto. (Photo courtesy of Matty Staudt.)

The UKR crew that started it all. Lorena King, Elizabeth Sweeney, UKR General Manager & COM instructor Matty Staudt, Kevin Rosenbaum, Casey Franco and Torina Giannetto. (Photo courtesy of Matty Staudt.)

 
 

It all started when…

In 2012, the Academy of Art University had one sound booth.

Building off of that, Matty Staudt, a new professor at at the time, created a tiered COM program introducing students to radio. By their third class they were producing their own shows.

With Matty’s oversight, students produced all of the content and began managing the station’s day to day operations. The students continue to do so to this day.

Now Urban Knights Radio is heard all around the world and is the top college program on iHeartRadio.