|Frequency||89.7 FM (MHz)|
|Owner||Minnesota State University, Mankato|
Former call signs
Call sign meaning
|K Minnesota State University|
|HAAT||133 m (436 ft)|
KMSU (89.7 FM, "The Maverick") is a public radio station operated by Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota that carries a mixed news, talk, and music format. A repeater station, KMSK (91.3 FM), serves the city of Austin. A translator station, K220AR (91.9 FM), serves the city of Albert Lea. It is part of Minnesota's AMPERS network.
In 1939, KMSU began as an educational broadcasting program called the Radio Workshop for communications students at what was then Mankato State Teachers College. Until 1959 radio shows were broadcast using the KYSM facilities. Subsequently, the college purchased their own broadcasting equipment and began a new independent radio station with programming centered on the Mankato, Minnesota area and the university.