About KSTO:

KSTO is a student-run radio station of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. The station broadcasts over the airwaves on campus at 93.1 FM, though most of our listeners access KSTO through the online stream, which is available by clicking “Listen” in the menu above.

KSTO has been on the air in one form or another without interruption (for the most part) since 1957.  In 1965, it installed its AM Carrier Current system which involved utilizing St. Olaf’s infamous steam tunnels to run wires from the station to each residence hall. At the time of its inception, KSTO served as an outlet for students to express their opinions, and its music format reflected the progressive views of the campus at the time.

To this day, KSTO offers the same opportunity to any St. Olaf student, asking only that on-air personalities adhere to the same FCC guidelines which govern every radio station in the country. Beyond that, there is no censorship or policies dictating what types of music students can play and what topics of conversation they can cover.

As St. Olaf continues to grow in numbers, KSTO continues to grow in popularity. Since 2000, KSTO has broadcast from a dedicated space on the lower level of Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf’s campus center. This production suite consists of a reception room, office for managers and music directors, on air studio, and recording studio.

Grace Lindmark

Grace Lindmark

Station Manager

Grace is a senior station manager studying Economics and Environmental Science. She likes to talk through movies, check emails, walk the streets of Northfield, and drink la croix. Grace is ABBA’s number 1 fan and you’ll never find on a quiet floor of the lib!

Lizzy Nikcevich

Lizzy Nikcevich

Station Manager

Lizzy Nikcevich is a senior Biology major and neuroscience concentrator. She is KSTO’s Studio Manager along with Juliana Goldman and Grace Lindmark. Lizzy is from Duluth, MN and enjoys cooking, comedy, and cool weather.

Juliana Goldman

Juliana Goldman

Station Manager/Head of Marketing

Juliana is a Senior who studies Econ and Environmental studies and is a self-aware music and pun addict. She has a radio show called Lost in The Sauce Tuesdays at 6pm with her co-host Will. She is famous because she has a Spotify playlist hottest stuff youve never heard that two thousand or so strangers listen to, so go check it out (:
Claire Strother

Claire Strother

Station Manager

Claire is a junior American studies and women’s and gender studies major. You can most always find her in the KSTO studio, the Mess office, or a Cage windowsill. She co-hosts “Is Your Refridgerator Running?” from 8-9pm on Thursdays.

Abby Johnson

Abby Johnson

Abby is majoring in Music and Management studies. She is from Santa Monica, CA. Abby has a show called The Flipside on Sundays at 2pm.
Maddy Bayzaee

Maddy Bayzaee

Maddy is a Social Work and RACE major and she enjoys podcasts, recycling, and wood carving. One day, she might be the president. Anyone might be the president one day though so that doesn’t mean much. Follow her on spotify @mbayzaee_3 for some curated ear sounds. 

Rachel Ellis

Rachel Ellis

A junior English and Psychology major, Rachel’s auditory stimulus of choice ranges from John Luther Adams to Kpop to Noname to FourTet to really anything with unpredictable yet redeeming beats and maybe lyrics. Rachel’s KSTO radio show That’s Not Ultralight (Mondays 4pm) tries to stick to camping antecedents, environmental justice and the like but often derails into exploratory soundscapes Rachel can’t convince anyone to listen to IRL. 

Providence Diomedi

Providence Diomedi

Providence is a sophomore Social Work and Religion major from Toronto, Canada. She hosts Banana Laffy Taffy with her friend Kaitlin on Wednesdays at 6pm. Some of her favourite hobbies including listening to murder podcasts (her favourite podcast being “My Favourite Murder”) and paddleboarding!

Sri Banerjee

Sri Banerjee

Music Production

 

Hi I’m Sri and I like making music in my free time and pretending that I’ll make a successful career out of it. I’m from India but I grew up in Taiwan and China from a very young age. I major in physics and contemplate why I major in physics after every class.
Likes: Hip Hop, Sci-Fi, Pronouncing GIF the right way
Dislikes: People who try to talk to me when I have my headphones on
Lily Braafladt

Lily Braafladt

Music Production

hello i’m lily i’m a gemini i’m from duluth and i love music! i am a french and political science major and i’m in the class of 2022. i like stardew valley, finding new music, going on adventures, and oat milk lattes !

Sarah Swan-Kloos

Sarah Swan-Kloos

Design Team

Sarah is a senior Studio Art and Art History major. In her free time she enjoys doodling in her journal or binge-watching It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Her music taste ranges from indie-pop to throwback 2000’s music depending on her mood.