With the advent of digital FM radio, KUER has broadened its offerings. KUER-HD2 airs Xponential Radio, a national format from WHYY-FM in Philadelphia, that airs, along with some pop hits, "legacy and indie rock." KUER-HD3 broadcasts classical music from American Public Media's Classical 24.
KUER debuted on June 5, 1960. Originally, it broadcast at only 250 watts and wasn't heard too far from the U of U campus. It gradually expanded its signal to 35,000 watts. The station was a charter member of NPR, and was one of the stations that carried the initial broadcast of All Things Considered.
KUER-FM operates one of the largest translator networks of any NPR station in the country, consisting of 35 low-power repeaters. Of these, translator K202BU Manti is one of the few translators broadcasting in HD, airing the main station's two HD feeds.