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|City of license||La Grande, Oregon|
|First air date||1973|
|Owner||Oregon State Board of Higher Education for Eastern Oregon University|
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KEOL first took the air in September 1973 as KEOC-FM. The station originally broadcast on a frequency of 91.1 MHz, with 10 watts of power from a Gates tube-fired transmitter.
KEOL was conceived in early 1967, when two employees of what was then known as Eastern Oregon College envisioned a campus FM radio station offering classical and jazz music -- genres not readily available on local radio at that time. A February 1967 letter between the two employees, proposing creation of such a station and applying to the Federal Communications Commission for the necessary licenses, may be found in KEOL's public files.
KEOL was first located in the newly completed Hoke College Center, before moving to the Walter M. Pierce Library in 1976. A second move later placed KEOL in its present location, a two-story bungalow just north of the Pierce Library complex.
KEOL La Grande is operated by the students and faculty of Eastern Oregon University. Staff include a faculty adviser, station manager, program and music directors and assistants. Also serving KEOL are sponsorship coordinators and work study students. Occasionally, a student will be tapped to serve as news director. EOU alumni and other volunteers act as community liaisons and advisers.
The station is funded by student incidental fees, fundraising activities and underwriting.
KEOL broadcasts continuously from a modern studio with state-of-the-art transmitting and production equipment. The station boasts a large music collection, which includes compact discs (CDs) and vinyl records. KEOL can also be heard via a streaming Internet audio link from the station's website.
(all times Pacific)
10:00 pm - Midnight: Offbeat Geek
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Grande Review (with kid yoshida and Panda)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Clark Conceptual Show (with DJ Suspension & "Captain You")
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Resurrection Lounge (with Rick L. Moody)
9:00 pm - Midnight: Not Exactly Music For A Family Reunion (with Jeni T.)
9:00 pm - Midnight: rabble rouser show (with kid yoshida & Panda)
Noon - 3:00 pm: The Show Show (with DJ Suspension & guests)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Classic Rock Extravaganza (with Papa Lory)
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Papa Lory and Liger's "Musical Review"
10:00 pm - Midnight: Liger
9:00 pm - Midnight: First Congregational Church of Audio Inspiration (with the Father of Music)
- "Student Handbook - Eastern Oregon University". Retrieved 2008-03-15.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KEOL
- Radio-Locator information on KEOL
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KEOL