our story

this is who we are

Values that are the essence of KSQE and should remain intact no matter how the station changes.

Community: local, accessible, empowering. welcoming, inclusive, participatory, involved
Progressive Perspective: questioning, vital, uncensored, controversial, activist resource, educational, journalistic integrity, reflecting justice, peace, sustainability and democracy.

Emotional Maturity: respectful, honest, fair, positive, peaceful, non-violent, engaging, open
Diversity: valuing, embracing, bridging, listening, understanding, giving voice.

Leadership: bold, exploring, independent, cutting edge, responsible, excellence.

Creativity: eclectic, traditional to experimental, idiosyncratic, innovative, iconoclastic. evolving, compelling

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our vision

this is what we do

Mission Statement:

KQSE is an independent, member-supported, non-commercial, volunteer-powered community radio station. KQSE embodies equitable social change, shares knowledge, and fosters creativity by delivering locally rooted and diverse music, culture, news, and opinions, with a commitment to the voices of oppressed and underserved communities.

Vision Statement:

KQSE fearlessly strives to deliver powerfully just, lovingly eclectic, vibrantly provocative grassroots content while honoring our growing radical revolutionary legacy.


KQSE commits to providing an inclusive, empowering atmosphere to decolonize mass consciousness with humility and integrity, making a lasting and evolving impact on our communities.


KQSE embraces a creative climate that emphasizes fun, truth, beauty, joy, peace, love, and justice.

Programming Charter:

KQSE shall be a model of programming, filling needs that other media do not, providing programming to unserved or underserved groups. KQSE shall provide access and training to those communities.

KQSE news and public affairs programming shall place an emphasis on providing a forum for unpopular, controversial, or neglected perspectives on important local, national, and international issues, reflecting KQSE’s values of peace, justice, democracy, human rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism, freedom of expression, and social change.

KQSE’s arts, cultural, and musical programming shall cover a wide spectrum of expression from traditional to experimental, and reflect the diverse cultures we serve. KQSE shall strive for spontaneity and programming excellence, both in content and technique.


KQSE is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership, and a small staff which help coordinate the day-to-day operations and the hundreds of volunteers who help make this community effort a reality.


The KQSE Youth Collective provides an opportunity for youth under the age of 21 years to gain skills in radio broadcasting that is in the context of an ongoing community radio station, KQSE. We offer a safe and supportive setting where young people from all walks of life can gather to share their ideas amongst themselves as well as learn the technical skills needed to broadcast their thoughts, concerns and talents to the larger community.

Young people learn the basic skills of recording, audio editing, and engineering so that their messages are youth driven and youth determined. Being part of the larger radio community also enables the young people to branch out and form mentor relationships with more experienced adult programmers at the station to further develop their skills and interests. Producing radio is an exacting task that helps the young people involved to increase self-confidence, communication skills, critical thinking skills, computer literacy, time management skills, personal responsibility, and gives them the opportunity to work as part of a team to produce a final product. The KQSE Youth Collective believes that providing young people the opportunity to have their Voices on the Air empowers them to become informed, contributing, and engaged members of our community.

Get Involved! Volunteer!

KQSE absolutely depends on volunteers to carry out the work of the station.

** Can you help distribute posters and flyers for KQSE events? We need your help!

Please contact US, to get the details!**

At KQSE we need volunteers to do everything from front desk work, janitorial work, community reporting, hosting information booths, clerical support, news writing, documentary making, engineering live music, operating sound boards, engineering and computer help, website upkeep, and many, many other things.

The next volunteer orientation will be held:
Friday, Feb 3rd, 6 - 8 pm


Monday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday9:00AM - 5:00PM

contact us

keep in touch

The City KSQE

17330 North May Ave.,

Edmond, OK 73012

Phone. 405-696-9707

Email. KSQESMOOTHJAZZ@gmail.com