7:00 AM - 8:59 AM
When did the station start?
What kind of music do you play?
We are an alternative format that also dips into many different genres such as hard rock, pop, metal, etc.
How can I submit music for airplay consideration?
Mail it in to:
88.1 The Point
Att: Music Director
One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge IA 50501
We will not take music handed to us directly or via email!! All music submitted becomes property of this station and will NOT be returned.
Are you a fully licensed station?
Yes, we are a FCC licensed Non-Commercial student run radio station.
How many listeners do you have?
At any given moment we could have upwards to 50,000 listeners.
How far does the station reach?
We are 240 watts which means we go 25 miles in any given direction.
Are you on all day long 24/7?
Currently we are not on 24/7. We potentially could be and are licensed to be but with the station being student run we are only on air between 7am to 11pm everyday of the week. We are off the air whenever Iowa Central is closed. Meaning summer time we are not on the air along with holiday breaks. With the potential of streaming we may be on 24/7. Maybe.
Do you have any prerecorded programs?
No. 88.1 The Point is 100 percent LIVE!!! We do not always have a DJ on the air due to classes but we run an automated schedule during classes.
How can I request a song?
By calling the request line! 515-574-1215!
What is the proper way to say 88.1 The Point?
It’s real easy, repeat after me:
Eighty eight one the point!
See that wasn’t so bad was it?!
What does it mean to be “student run”?
All of the daily operations of the station are run by the students. We have a General Manager, Production Director, Sports Director, PSA/News Director, Music Director, and a Promotions/sales director. A student usually gets these positions during their second year of being at 88.1 The Point. It isn’t totally unheard of to get a staff position as a second semester freshman as long as you show that you are responsible and have a good work ethic!
Can anyone be on 88.1 The Point?
Yes and no. To be an on air talent for 88.1 The Point you need to be enrolled in the Media Practices class at Iowa Central Community College. While in that class you will go through 20 hours of shadowing. This means you will watch and learn how to be an on air talent for 88.1 The Point. Once your hours are complete you can test out. Or you can join the broadcasting program at Iowa Central Community College.
How can I sign up?
You can sign up online or come to our campus in Fort Dodge Iowa and meet with an admission representative. You can always call as well @ 1-800-362-2793.