Overview: KOSA Radio is the brainchild of 20 year Television and Radio veteran Delores Thompson. Founded in July 2015, KOSA was designed to be a teaching tool as well as give a voice to Oakland School for the Arts students. Ms. Thompson developed programming with each emphasis in mind allowing students the opportunity to not only be radio personalities but learn every aspect of programming including Programming, Producing, Music scheduling, Scriptwriting, Audio editing and Voice over.
When asked to give a description of the station Ms. Thompson replied “Our 24hr programming is a mix of music and talk that fits the 12+ demographic. The station’s slogan says it all. Where Minds, Words, Music and Rhymes Meet”
Vision: KOSA Radio’s vision surrounds the idea of uplifting voices, by having 40% of the music you hear from our station be original songs and covers from students all across Oakland, using our station as a way to network, working with outside and OSA organizations to build a community for all of us to uplift our voices in the way we want.
Program Director – Leon Jones
Assistant Program Director – Caleb Myers
Music Director – AJ Sedar-Espinoza
Promotions Director – Bryce Harper
Assistant Promotions Director – Alyssa Alegria
Technical Director/Engineer – David Smith
Web Designer – David Smith
K O S A …….Where Minds, Words, Music and Rhymes Meet!