KPVU

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KPVU
City of license Prairie View, Texas
Broadcast area Greater Houston
Branding "The Original, 91.3 FM"
Slogan "The Original Sound of Public Radio"
Frequency 91.3 MHz
First air date November 1981
Format College radio/Variety/Urban
ERP 31,000 watts
HAAT 128 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 53347
Transmitter coordinates 30°5′21″N 95°59′46″W / 30.08917°N 95.99611°W / 30.08917; -95.99611
Callsign meaning Prairie View A&M University
Affiliations NPR
Owner Prairie View A&M University
Website KPVU website

KPVU 91.3FM is a college radio station located on the campus of Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas, 25 miles northwest of Houston. The station's playlist mainly consists of jazz, but at other times it plays Urban AC-level R&B and Gospel as well.

The signal is a rimshot over the northwestern portions of the Greater Houston area, fringing out over parts of the city.

Veteran broadcaster Ed Shannon was the first station manager at KPVU-FM. Shannor previously worked at KAPE-AM radio in San Antonio, Texas and KHOU-TV in Houston, Texas. Lori Gray, Esq. Became station manager in 1988 to 1998. Larry Coleman began as program director, then became station manager until 2008. Dr. Carol L. Adams-Means was the first news director beginning in October 1982, and served in that capacity until 1998. Adams-Means worked in Houston media at KHOU-TV, KUHT-TV, KENR-AM and KULF-AM. Charles Porter, Jr. also served as program director. Dave Cassels has served as engineer for many years.

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