KWBU-FM

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KWBU-FM
City of license Waco, Texas
Slogan Waco's NPR
Frequency 103.3 (MHz)
First air date 2000
Format Classical music/NPR
ERP 2750 Watts
HAAT 150 meters
Class A
Facility ID 4124
Transmitter coordinates 31°26′27″N 97°10′41″W / 31.44083°N 97.17806°W / 31.44083; -97.17806
Callsign meaning Waco
Baylor University
Affiliations National Public Radio
Owner Baylor University
(Brazos Valley Public Broadcasting Foundation)
Website http://www.kwbu.org/

KWBU-FM (103.3 FM), is a National Public Radio-member radio station in Waco, Texas, serving the greater Brazos Valley region.[1] It is owned by Baylor University.

The station first signed on in 2000. Before then, Waco had been the largest market in the nation without an NPR station.

KWBU-FM was the first radio station in Waco to broadcast a high definition radio signal, also known as HD radio.[2]

The station operates at only 2,750 watts from a tiny 492-foot tower near Hewitt--which is relatively low for an NPR station. This may be to protect KSSM in Copperas Cove, located at adjacent 103.1 FM. As a result, the station's signal doesn't make it too far out of McLennan County. In many surrounding cities, such as Temple and Killeen, the station is barely listenable.

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