WKYU-FM
Frequency88.9 MHz
BrandingWKU Public Radio
Programming
FormatFM/HD1: Public radio (News, Information, Classical Music)
HD2: Classical
AffiliationsNational Public Radio
American Public Media
Public Radio Exchange
Kentucky Public Radio
Ownership
OwnerWestern Kentucky University
WKYU-TV, WWHR
History
First air date
November, 1980
Call sign meaning
Western KentuckY University[1]
Technical information
Facility ID71856
ClassC1
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT219.0 meters (719 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
37°5′23″N 86°38′5″W / 37.08972°N 86.63472°W / 37.08972; -86.63472
Repeater(s)WKPB 89.5, Henderson
WDCL-FM 89.7, Somerset
WKUE-FM 90.9, Elizabethtown
Links
Websitewkyufm.org

WKYU-FM (88.9 MHz) is a public non-commercial radio station licensed to Bowling Green, Kentucky. The station is owned by Western Kentucky University, and is the flagship station of the WKU Public Radio Network.

The transmitter is off Morgantown Road (U.S. Route 231) in the Sugar Grove section of Bowling Green.[2] The 100,000 watt signal covers most of Western Kentucky and extends into part of Tennessee including the northern suburbs of Nashville.

Programming

WKUE airs news and informational programming on weekdays, with classical music heard at night. Weekends feature informational shows by day, with jazz on Saturday nights and specialty music programs Sunday evenings. Saturdays and Sundays at noon, Erika Brady hosts the "Barren River Breakdown" show. WKUE is an affiliate of National Public Radio, with shows from American Public Media and the Public Radio Exchange also heard.

History

In November 1980, WKYU-FM first signed on.[3] It was the first of five FM radio stations to form the WKU Public Radio Network.

HD digital radio

The station's HD Digital radio signal is multiplexed in the following manner.

Frequency
and subchannels
Callsign Programming
88.9 FM
88.9-1 HD
WKYU-FM
WKYU-HD1
Main WKYU-FM programming / NPR Public radio
88.9-2 WKYU-HD2 W248CF / Classical music from WFMT Radio Network

References

  1. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web. Retrieved 2008-04-29.
  2. ^ Radio-Locator.com/WKYU-FM
  3. ^ Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook 1992 page A-136