|City of license||Los Angeles, California|
(also on HD Radio)
|Repeaters||KPSC: 88.5 MHz
KDSC: 91.1 MHz
KQSC: 88.7 MHz
KESC: 99.7 MHz
|HAAT||891 meters (2,923 ft)|
|Owner||University of Southern California|
KUSC (91.5 MHz FM) is a listener-supported classical music radio station broadcasting from downtown Los Angeles, California, USA. KUSC is owned and operated by the University of Southern California, which also operates student-run KXSC and San Francisco's classical station KDFC. It is the largest non-profit classical music station in the country and the only classical radio station in the Greater Los Angeles Area (although KDB is a second classical music station for the Santa Barbara area, where KUSC is also available).
Notable local programming includes Dennis Bartel's weekday morning show, Rich Capparela's weekday afternoon program, Jim Svejda's weekday evening show, Duff Murphy's Saturday opera show, and special features by Gail Eichenthal. Other announcers include Alan Chapman and Brian Lauritzen. Management helped establish the nationwide Classical 24 network and also supervised Virginia's WMRA network before taking up leadership at KUSC.
The station holds three membership drives annually to help support operational costs. These drives usually last less than ten days. Corporate sponsors include Lexus, Miramax Films, University of Redlands, Universal Music Group, City of Hope National Medical Center and Providence Health & Services.
|KUSC||91.5 FM||Los Angeles||39,000 watts|
|KPSC||88.5 FM||Palm Springs||1,250 watts|
|KDSC(†)||91.1 FM||Thousand Oaks||4,800 watts|
|KQSC||88.7 FM||Santa Barbara||12,000 watts|
|KESC(‡)||99.7 FM||Morro Bay||285 watts|
† KDSC is non-directional (fcc.gov). Coverage pattern is not circular due to mountains to the NE which block line-of-sight FM transmissions. Any interference with the 91.1 (XETRA-FM) in Mexico goes both ways and is caused by a phenomenon called 'ducting'. Ducting occurs most often along coastal areas, particularly during spring and fall when temperature inversions occur. Ducting causes VHF signals to travel further than normal. All VHF signals experience periodic interference from this phenomenon. (FM is in the VHF band just above TV channel 6.)
‡ KESC was formerly KXTY.
- KUSC official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KUSC
- Radio-Locator information on KUSC
- Query Arbitron's FM station database for KUSC
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