A Service of Saddleback College and
California State University, Northridge

Who We Are

88.5 FM is a member-supported, public radio station broadcasting live from the campuses of California State University, Northridge and Saddleback College. 88.5 FM relies heavily on financial support from individual donors and business sponsors.  

88.5 FM’s has a one-of-a-kind format on the Southern California radio dial. Music programming includes live in-studio sessions and interviews with well established and emerging artists. 88.5 FM programming features the best independent records and progressive major releases.    Monday-Friday 88.5 FM plays music by a wide range of iconic rock and contemporary artists. 88.5 FM is a leader in Southern California with its ability to recognize and support emerging artists while honoring heritage musicians. 

Weekends are filled with outstanding radio programs hosted by a cast of radio veterans and celebrity personalities who share their musical expertise in various musical genres such as; Folk/Roots, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass and more. 88.5 FM is the only station in the Southern California radio market that presents this type of programming and reaches such a diverse and dedicated audience.    

Click here for a Program Guide and list of 88.5 FM's on-air personalities.

88.5 FM MISSION STATEMENT:   To serve a growing and significant audience in broadcast and other media platforms with the finest in music programming.

  • 88.5 FM will engage listeners in the discovery of music, meaningful cultural and social experiences, and provide access to events, information, and unique listener benefits.
  • 88.5 FM provides mentorship to students of the California State University, Northridge and Saddleback College seeking careers in the broadcast and entertainment industries.
  • 88.5 FM will actively support and nurture emerging artists, both locally and nationally, as well respect the artistry of legacy acts.