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WUFM
WUFM logo.png
CityColumbus, Ohio
Broadcast areaColumbus Metro Area
Frequency88.7 MHz
BrandingRadioU
Programming
FormatChristian rock
Ownership
OwnerSpirit Communications, Inc.
(Spirit Communications, Inc.)
History
First air date
March 22, 1996 (1996-03-22)
Technical information
Facility ID20758
ClassB
ERP5,000 watts
HAAT236 meters
Transmitter coordinates
39°56′16.00″N 83°01′16.00″W / 39.9377778°N 83.0211111°W / 39.9377778; -83.0211111
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteradiou.com

WUFM (88.7 FM, "RadioU") is a non-commercial radio station licensed to Columbus, Ohio.[1] The station retransmits its signal to several FM stations and FM translators nationwide including KRQZ, a full-service FM station licensed to Lompoc, California, WPRJ, a full-service FM station licensed to Coleman, Michigan, and KQXI, a full-service FM station licensed to Granite Falls, Washington in 2015.

RadioU primarily plays alternative and heavier style of Christian rock music across several genres, with the most played genres including pop-rock, hard rock, punk, and hip-hop, as well as electronic/dance, and hardcore/metal music. The station is accessible worldwide through their website radiou.com and can be seen through their music TV stream, RadioU TV. At this present time the christian rock genre hasn't been classified as a radio format officially in radio broadcasting history, there a very small and select few christian rock radio stations across the whole United States outside of Columbus and other station affiliate areas around Ohio, RadioU is one example of how christian rock can reach a similar fan base much like the secularized active rock and alternative rock programmed radio scene.

RadioU TV

RadioU TV, formerly known as TVU, is a commercial-free, Christian rock television network which broadcasts through the Internet. It was formerly available on satellite and IPTV provider Sky Angel, and on the now-defunct Kids & Teens TV channel.

RadioU TV airs different shows, aside from its normal programming:

RadioU TV is available for free in a 720p high-definition television format on the station's website. Standard-definition streams are also available in 360p and 480p. The online stream was originally limited to low-definition 240p in the ASX format, requiring a program such as Microsoft Silverlight, VLC media player or Windows Media Player.

In the past, RadioU TV (as TVU) was available as a standard-definition television channel on Sky Angel IPTV from 2007 to 2014, and on satellite from 2001 to 2008. TVU was also simulcast from 1 AM to 5 PM ET on the Kids & Teens TV (KTV) satellite station, which was available on Dish Network until January 31, 2019.[2]

Ownership

RadioU is owned and operated by Spirit Communications, Inc., a non-profit organization funded completely by listener donations. RadioU does not have commercial sponsors and is kept running only by listener donations received during its twice-yearly on-air fundraisers and through local special events such as the RadioU Annual 5K.

Repeaters

Call sign Frequency City of license State Facility ID Class ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
KQXI 91.5 FM Granite Falls Washington 170239 A 1,600 −92 m (−302 ft)

Translators

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license State Facility ID Class ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Rebroadcasts
W203AW 88.5 Fredonia New York 90461 D 19 4 m (13 ft) KQXI
W211BT 90.1 Athens Ohio 92525 D 38 49 m (161 ft) WUFM
W269EB 101.7 Chillicothe Ohio 158620 D 250 46 m (151 ft) WUFM
W263AX 100.5 Circleville Ohio 158610 D 75 42.6 m (140 ft) WUFM
W273BQ 102.5 Dayton Ohio 157110 D 27 72.2 m (237 ft) WUFM
W223CF 92.5 Mansfield Ohio 158486 D 38 14 m (46 ft) WUFM
W271AO 102.1 Mount Vernon Ohio 158516 D 55 38.4 m (126 ft) WUFM
W288CT 105.5 Newark Ohio 158554 D 55 60 m (200 ft) WUFM
W254BJ 98.7 Springfield Ohio 145937 D 10 80 m (260 ft) WUFM
W277BV 103.3 Zanesville Ohio 158595 D 55 89.7 m (294 ft) WUFM
K213EM[a] 90.5 Edmond Oklahoma 106683 D 23 320 m (1,050 ft) KQXI
K206CJ[b] 89.1 Issaquah Washington 91156 D 9 666.4 m (2,186 ft) KQXI

Notes:

  1. ^ Translator serves Oklahoma City
  2. ^ Translator serves Seattle-Tacoma

References

  1. ^ "FCC database". Radio U. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  2. ^ Sky Angel - TV for a better you Retrieved June 11, 2009 from http://www.skyangel.com/partner/default.aspx?aid=00132