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|City of license||Phoenix, Arizona|
|Slogan||"Your Classical Companion"|
|Frequency||89.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)89.5HD2 Radio Ahora
89.5HD3 Sun Sounds of Arizona
|First air date||1 August 1992|
|Owner||Maricopa County Community College District|
KBAQ (89.5 FM, "K Bach") is a Phoenix metro area FM radio station that plays classical music twenty-four hours per day. A member of National Public Radio, its main transmitter was moved from the White Tank Mountains to South Mountain Park. An additional Translator is located on 89.7 and a live Internet audio stream is available. It is also simulcast on local PBS station KAET digital channel 8.4. The main office is located in Tempe.
KBAQ's slogan is "Your classical companion". The station's nickname is a play on the name of composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
KBAQ is licensed to Maricopa Community Colleges (MCC), and is operated jointly by MCC, Rio Salado Community College, and Arizona State University. KBAQ is the sister radio station to the area's flagship NPR station, KJZZ.
KBAQ also features programs from the KBAQ Production Studio. As of 2006[update], KBAQ features Arizona Opera, The Phoenix Symphony, ASU in Concert, Southwest Season Ticket, The Fabulous Fritts with Guy Whatley, and KBAQ's Mozart Buffet with Randy Kinkel. The program features music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his contemporaries.
KBAQ's HD Radio signal is multiplexed. The main signal is a simulcast of KBAQ's classical programming. The second channel carries Ahora!, a mix of classical and contemporary music, arts and cultural programming and news for Spanish speaking listeners. The third carries Sun Sounds of Arizona, a reading and information access service for people who cannot read print because of a disability.
|City of license||ERP
- KBAQ-FM official website
- Website of the KBAQ Production Studio
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KBAQ
- Radio-Locator information on KBAQ
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KBAQ
- Coverage maps
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