Broadcast areaSeattle, Washington
Frequency105.7 MHz
FormatNews radio
OwnerSoutheast Effective Development
Technical information
ERP100 watts
HAAT-1.69 meters

KVRU-LP (105.7 FM) is a low-power local radio station in southeast Seattle, Washington. The station was formerly named Rainier Valley Radio after the Rainier Valley area, where it broadcasts. It is owned by Southeast Effective Development (SEED), a non-profit economic development agency serving southeastern Seattle, which raised $400,000 to fund the station.[1] The station broadcasts from studios in the Rainier Square Plaza housing development. KVRU began broadcasting online in 2015 and launched on the FM frequency in September 2017.[2][3]

The station serves the Rainier Valley neighborhood of Seattle, along with portions of Mount Baker, Georgetown, and Mercer Island. Currently, it is managed by a community organizer named Luzviminda Uzuri Carpenter also known as Lulu Carpenter. She is a local producer, educator, and artist.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Herz, Ansel (August 21, 2015). "Seattle to Get Seven New "Hyperlocal" Low-Power Radio Stations". The Stranger. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  2. ^ Swaby, Natalie (October 7, 2016). "Radio station celebrates Rainier Valley's diverse culture". KING 5 News. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  3. ^ Ly, Yemas (August 28, 2017). "New local Rainier Valley radio station to hit airwaves in September". The Seattle Globalist. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Land, Ted (March 4, 2015). "New community radio stations about to hit airwaves". KING 5 News. Retrieved October 20, 2017 – via Desert Sun.

Coordinates: 47°34′15.4″N 122°17′27.5″W / 47.570944°N 122.290972°W / 47.570944; -122.290972