KBYI

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KBYI
City of license Rexburg, Idaho
Broadcast area Southeastern Idaho
Branding BYU-Idaho Radio
Slogan "The Music You Want, the News You Need"
Frequency 94.3 MHz
Format College radio
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 211 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 56345
Callsign meaning Brigham Young Idaho
Owner Brigham Young University-Idaho
Website kbyi.org

KBYI is part of the BYU-Idaho Radio group, and is found at 94.3 FM in Southeast Idaho. BYU-Idaho Radio originates from Brigham Young University-Idaho, in Rexburg, Idaho, USA, and comprises three stations:

BYU-Idaho Radio 94.3 FM (KBYI) — The Music You Want, the News You Need: Available in Southeast Idaho and other outlying areas, this local station provides classical music, NPR and BBC news, and an array of news produced by BYU-Idaho students.

BYU-Idaho Radio 91.5 FM (KBYR) — Always Inspirational: Listeners can tune into this station in the Rexburg area, or can enjoy via a live stream. Uplifting music, along with other spiritual content, make this the destination for those looking to be inspired.

BYU-Idaho Radio Online — Your Link to Campus: Found only online, this station is intended to provide listeners with a “BYU-Idaho experience,” no matter where they are in the world. Content includes devotional addresses, BYU-Idaho news and features, and student and alumni success stories.

Content for the stations’ programs is derived, planned, and produced by BYU-Idaho students in an effort to provide them with real-world educational opportunities. Approximately 20 students work for BYU-Idaho Radio each semester, learning skills from audio engineering to live news production.

Listeners may tune into BYU-Idaho Radio stations by listening live locally, joining a live stream, or by subscribing to downloadable podcasts.

BYU-Idaho is a four-year private university and is affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. BYU-Idaho offers both baccalaureate and associate degrees, integrated degrees and internships that are tailored to fit students’ interests, a year-round admission system allowing more students to attend, an extensive Student Activities program, and dynamic leadership experiences. It is the largest private university in Idaho, with an average of 14,000 students enrolled each semester.

History[edit]

KBYI logo used until March 2011.

KBYI was originally KRIC when BYU-Idaho was a junior college formally known as Ricks College. KRIC would broadcast football and basketball games for the Ricks College Vikings. Prior to "KRIC" the 94.3 frequency was home to commercial station KADQ which was a class A FM with 3000 watts. It was owned at the time by Ted Auston.

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Coordinates: 43°45′43″N 111°57′32″W / 43.762°N 111.959°W / 43.762; -111.959