Welcome to the Hub of Highlander Student Media

We train future journalists, editors, radio producers, news anchors and even entrepreneurs through our ever-evolving student-run media outlets.

Highlander Student Media has been a significant part of student involvement at Radford University. Being a solely student-run media outlet HSM gives all students a voice that can and will be heard on campus, the city of Radford, and beyond. HSM is composed of several student-produced media properties: The Tartan newspaper, the online magazine Whim, The Beehive yearbook, Radio Free Radford (RFR), Radford on Camera (ROC-TV), and Student Media Advertising (SMADS).

The Tartan

Radford’s weekly student-run newspaper, The Tartan, features news and information about Radford University and the surrounding area which is distributed both on and off campus. Learn more here!


Exit 109 is Radford University’s official student-run literary arts magazine. The magazine exists to publish and feature creative work by RU students and to foster an appreciation of literature and art by bringing that work into the community.


Whim is Radford University’s official online magazine. Whim serves two purposes: to provide information and entertainment to Radford University and our global readers daily. Second, is to provide our staff with a working knowledge of a professional, interactive website.

The Beehive

First and foremost, the Beehive strives to showcase the excellence of Radford University students and serve as the chronicle to the events which shape and build our campus community. Currently, it is a free bi-annual magazine created by students, for students.

Radio Free Radford

Radio Free Radford is a student-run internet radio station at Radford University. In 2016, RFR moved studios during the summer of 2016 and became a full-time live broadcast from then on. Tune in to RFR for your music, your way.

Radford on Camera

Radford On Camera (ROC-TV) is Radford University’s student-run video production organization. ROC-TV generates multiple videos in a variety of formats to post on video hosting sites and other Social Media’s.

Student Media Advertising

Student Media Advertising (SMADs) was founded in 2001 as the sole advertising sales organization for Highlander Student Media. The primary goal of SMADs is to offer advertising space in all of the above publications.


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