Orange Media Network strives to lead the college media field by elevating diverse student voices through innovative and accessible hands-on media and leadership experiences that challenge views, build grit and engage the community.
Student Media is one of the longest standing extracurricular activities at Oregon State University. Starting out as a newspaper in 1896, student media has grown to include a 24/7 TV station (KBVR-TV ch. 26), 24/7 radio station (KBVR-FM 88.7) and three magazines (Prism, Beavers Digest, DAMchic). More than 450 students from all majors participate with OMN each year.
Founded in 1896, The Barometer newspaper continues to connect and inform students and faculty. With a weekly circulation of 12,000, the newspaper is available on campus, in the community, and through distribution in the Gazette-Times. In 2017, The College Media Association named The Barometer the Best Newspaper in nation at the annual Apple Awards.
KBVR-FM is an FCC-licensed non-commercial radio station that broadcasts locally on 88.7 FM and streams live at OrangeMediaNetwork.com. KBVR-FM is home to more than 140 volunteer student DJs, who select the music they want to play or the topics they want to talk about each hour. The station also produces podcasts and public service announcements.
KBVR-TV is home to multiple live TV shows, produced and staffed entirely by students. Shows can be seen 24/7 locally on Comcast channel 26 and streaming at OrangeMediaNetwork.com. Shows, clips, and other videos are also available on YouTube.
Beaver's Digest is the quarterly student lifestyle magazine, focusing on food, style, and fun. Issues are distributed across campus, and online content can be found at OrangeMediaNetwork.com.
Prism is the quarterly literary and arts journal, featuring content created and submitted by student artists across campus, including poems, paintings, short stories, sculptures, essays, and photography. Prism also hosts an artist showcase each year.
DAMchic is a quarterly fashion magazine and is distributed across campus. The staff has also partnered with other campus organizations on fashion shows throughout the year.
Orange Media Network also provides opportunities to students in various other teams, including advertising, marketing, creative design and video, engineering, and distribution.
Students practice skills in writing, reporting, editing, photography, promotion, media law, graphic design, video and audio production, as well as time management, budget preparation, personnel leadership, accountability, ethics, diversity and dealing with controversy. The media outlets are considered a co-curricular support to courses in a number of majors across the University, including but not limited to Art, New Media Communications, English, Business, Computer Science, Music, Political Science, Speech Communication and Liberal Studies.
Quinn Meihoff (summer 2017), Ben Windheim (academic year 2017-18)
Joe Wolf (summer 2017), Lauren Sluss (academic year 2017-18)
OMN Web & Mobile
Gabriel Shields (summer 2017), Hannah Loh (academic year 2017-18)
Orange Media Network Committee
The Orange Media Network Student Media Committee was established in 1982, and acts as quasi-publisher and general manager of Orange Media Network. The committee consists of voting members, four student and four faculty, and non-voting members, which includes the Director of Orange Media Network, the editors and student managers of each medium. The committee is primarily responsible for hiring editors and student managers, reviewing budgets and addressing formal complaints.
Students and faculty from across campus are encouraged to apply for the committee.
Position: Broadcast Coordinator
Office: 440 Student Experience Center
Position: Production Coordinator
Office: 444 Student Experience Center
Position: Media Engineer
Office: 426 Student Experience Center
Position: Director of Orange Media Network
Office: 490 Student Experience Center
Orange Media Network Publications & Mediums
Orange Media Network oversees four student publications, a radio station and a TV studio.
Daily Barometer, Newspaper
Beaver's Digest, Student Lifestyle Magazine
Prism, Literary & Art Journal
DAMChic, Fashion Magazine
KBVR-TV, Comcast Ch. 26 and streaming online