Support the Mustang Media Group!
Founded in 2013, the Mustang Media Group is the integrated student-run media organization at Cal Poly and includes both Mustang News and KCPR. The award-winning Mustang Media Group (MMG) brings the student newspaper, TV studio, radio station, public relations agency, and business operations under one umbrella to provide students with the type of environment that has become standard in today’s media industry reflecting Cal Poly's learn by doing philosophy while also giving students the opportunity to center their voices on topics ranging from national news to underground music. The very first program like this in the CSU system, MMG has asserted itself as Cal Poly's ultimate source for local news and a national leader in college media. Even during these unprecedented times, the students of MMG have continued to work tirelessly to introduce new music and perspectives to the Central Coast.
The pride that students in MMG exhibit in their work is undeniable. In addition to their normal workload and despite current limitations, Mustang News and KCPR have worked in congruence to become crucial in disseminating information regarding both COVID-19 as well as the recent wave of protests in San Luis Obispo county.
Gifts to either KCPR or Mustang News support the Mustang Media Group's mission of remaining a powerhouse for news, music, and entertainment within Cal Poly and the Central Coast. With campus largely remaining closed for Fall Quarter, Mustang News and KCPR's ability to continue their operations while maintaining the level of quality needed to sustain an award-winning program is at risk. Currently, their ability to get paid advertisements from local and campus businesses has been greatly impaired, significantly harming their primary source of financial support. Now, more than ever, preserving the spread of information, providing a familiar voice and allowing our students to still pursue a Learn by Doing education is paramount.