KUER-FM

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KUER-FM
City of license Salt Lake City, Utah
Broadcast area Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, Utah
Branding FM-90
Frequency 90.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date June 5, 1960
Format Public radio
HD2: Indie rock
HD3: Classical
ERP 21,000 watts
HAAT 1244 meters
Class C
Facility ID 69171
Callsign meaning Utah Education Radio[1]
Affiliations NPR
Owner University of Utah
Webcast Listen Live
Website kuer.org

KUER-FM is a public radio station licensed to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Broadcasting at 90.1 MHz FM, KUER (Utah Education Radio) is a National Public Radio (NPR)-member station, also airing shows distributed by Public Radio International and American Public Media. The station produces the award-winning RadioWest, a local discussion forum hosted by Doug Fabrizio. In addition, the station carries most of the regular NPR fare, such as All Things Considered, Fresh Air, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! and Morning Edition, as well as local news, and jazz music in the evenings. Most of the station's syndicated fare, including Car Talk reruns, Whad'Ya Know, Mountain Stage, This American Life, On The Media, Le Show and A Prairie Home Companion, is heard on weekends. Its studios are located in the Eccles Broadcast Center on the U of U campus, while its transmitter is located on Farnsworth Peak, after relocating from Mount Vision in the Oquirrh Mountains in 2011.

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.

History[edit]

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.

Translator system[edit]

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.

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Coordinates: 40°36′30″N 112°09′37″W / 40.6083°N 112.1602°W / 40.6083; -112.1602