KMSU
CityMankato, Minnesota
Frequency89.7 FM (MHz)
Branding"The Maverick"
Programming
FormatPublic radio
AffiliationsAMPERS
Ownership
OwnerMinnesota State University, Mankato
History
Former call signs
KMSC
Call sign meaning
K Minnesota State University
Technical information
ClassC2
ERP17,000 watts
HAAT133 m (436 ft)
Links
Webcastlisten live
WebsiteKMSU Radio

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.

History

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.[1] 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.

References

  1. ^ "Historical Biographic" (PDF). KMSU September Newsletter. Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Coordinates: 44°08′31″N 94°00′07″W / 44.142°N 94.002°W / 44.142; -94.002