CityAmarillo, Texas
Frequency89.9 MHz
FormatCollege Radio
AffiliationsNational Public Radio
OwnerAmarillo College
(Amarillo Junior College District)
First air date
Call sign meaning
Amarillo College Voice
Technical information
Facility ID1234
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT352 meters (1,155 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
35°20′33″N 101°49′21″W / 35.34250°N 101.82250°W / 35.34250; -101.82250
WebcastListen Live

KACV-FM (89.9 FM, "FM90") is a college radio station in Amarillo, Texas, United States. The station is owned and operated by the city's community college, Amarillo College along with its television partner, PBS station KACV-TV (channel 2). The station is also an affiliate of the National Public Radio. Both KACV-FM-TV operate studios at Gilvin Broadcast Center[1] on Amarillo College's Washington Street campus, while KACV-FM's transmitter is located north of Amarillo in unincorporated Potter County.

Founded in 1976, the station is a typical, unaffiliated campus radio station, airing alternative rock music during the weekdays. The station airs the syndicated "Dr. Demento" radio program, a feature of KACV-FM since 1987. Due to a special contract, KACV was the only station continuing to air Dr. Demento after June 6, 2010, after Dr. Demento canceled his terrestrial show and moved exclusively to the Internet. KACV carried the Internet version of the show, presumably censored to meet FCC guidelines, until it left KACV in January 2011.[2]

See also


  1. ^ https://www.actx.edu/campusmaps/wash/
  2. ^ "Dr. Demento Ends His 40 Year Old Radio Show". Chicagoradioandmedia.com. 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2010-06-22.