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Mako Radio

Set in a fast-paced and high-energy environment, NSU's Mako Radio is a unique non-commercial student-managed radio station that broadcasts live from 6:00 p.m. to midnight to the tri-county area on 88.5 FM. You can also catch us 24/7 online. Just visit Mako Radio to stream it live. Mako Radio's state-of-the-art studio is housed on NSU’s main campus, on the first floor of the Rosenthal Student Center.

Mako Radio was started in August 1990 by a group of ambitious students determined to bring and official college radio station to the South Florida scene. It began as a cable-based station broadcasting solely to students residing on campus. Today Mako Radio reaches far beyond the boundaries of NSU, and includes Broward and portions of West Palm Beach and Dade counties. According to Arbitron, Mako Radio at 88.5 FM draws 1 percent of local listeners at any given time. And thanks to 24-hour Web streaming their reach now expands to other cities and countries.

Mako Radio is always looking for outgoing and creative students to become a part of our team. Students who think they have what it takes can apply for one of our staff positions, on air personality spots or gain hands-on experience as an intern by completing one of our applications. Applications are available online at Mako Radio Jobs or pick one up at our studio in the Rosenthal Student Center, Room 140.

As a team member students will have an opportunity to learn how to:

  • broadcast on a digital system
  • become an on-air personality
  • host their own weekly show
  • do voiceovers
  • cover media events
  • attend concerts, and
  • direct and produce new radio programming

In addition, our team members have a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experiences in video production and journalism through our partnership with The Current and Shark United Television. If you are interested in becoming a member of the team, feel free to fill out an application and email it to  

MAKO RADIO JOB APPLICATION      Volunteer DJ Application

Since its inception in August 1990, Mako Radio has been the voice of NSU. They provide listeners with a variety of music ranging from Alternative and Rock, House to Hip Hop, and Jazz and R&B. We highlight student-created programming, such as The Local Show, South Florida Live, Information Exchange and Campus Exposed.

Mako Radio is also available to provide an unforgettable experience and atmosphere at your next event. We have an array of music within our catalogue. Reserve a DJ for your next event by filling out the Remote Request Form and then e-mailing it to us at or turning the form into our office located on the first floor of the Rosenthal Student Center.     

For additional information, contact the offices of Mako Radio at (954) 262-8457 or hear us stream live on our Web site at Mako Radio.

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