Houston, United States

On June 23, 1972, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved an application filed by Texas Southern University to establish an educational FM radio station (KTSU 90.9 FM) on the campus. Two of the main reasons for instituting the station were to provide a professional environment in which students could be trained in various fields of radio broadcasting and to increase the number of qualified professionals entering the broadcast industry. Those objectives complemented the FCC’s interest in ensuring that minorities were given their share of jobs in the broadcast industry.