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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.
The broadcast schedule consists primarily of playlists announced by local hosts, as well as a few nationally syndicated broadcasts from NPR and American Public Media. As of 2014[update], KBAQ carries Sunday Baroque, SymphonyCast and the Metropolitan Opera during its season. KBAQ also features programs from Central Sound at EIGHT, formerly the KBAQ Production Studio; these include programs of Arizona Opera and the Phoenix Symphony during their seasons; ASU in Concert (a program of performances from the ASU Herberger Institute School of Music); Southwest Season Ticket (featuring performances from various venues in the Phoenix area and statewide) and the Mozart Buffet with Randy Kinkel (featuring 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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