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KALA 88.5FM logo.jpg
City Davenport, Iowa
Broadcast area Quad Cities
Frequency 88.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 106.1 MHz K291BP (Bettendorf, Iowa)
First air date 1967
Format Jazz and Variety
ERP 10,000 watts
HAAT 98.5 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 62090
Transmitter coordinates 41°32′28″N 90°34′57″W / 41.54111°N 90.58250°W / 41.54111; -90.58250Coordinates: 41°32′28″N 90°34′57″W / 41.54111°N 90.58250°W / 41.54111; -90.58250
Affiliations Public Radio International
Owner St. Ambrose University
Webcast Listen Live
Website KALA Online

KALA (88.5 FM) is a 10,000 watt public format, non-profit radio station in Davenport, Iowa, one of the Quad Cities. The station licensee, St. Ambrose University is authorized by the Federal Communications Commission. KALA also has a translator for KALA HD2 at 106.1 FM.[1]

KALA's format includes news, information and entertainment from National Public Radio and from Public Radio International. The station's jazz and variety musical lineup includes several styles of music. Catering to specialty/niche audiences, this lineup includes: mainstream and fusion jazz, blues, roots, gospel, Latin, classic rock, oldies, indie rock, and alternative music.The station also plays "New World" eclectic international pop music, urban contemporary, and classic R & B.

During the week, KALA features public service programming (both syndicated and locally produced); there are also local, state, and national news. The station also features live radio programs, St. Ambrose University campus news, a local calendar of events, daily weather updates, and student-run music shows. A mainstay of the station's commitment to the University community is its live home/remote coverage of St. Ambrose University sports events. This includes SAU's Fighting Bees/Queen Bees basketball, football, and baseball

The KALA webpage has information about the station, and allows periodic webcast of events and programming. It also features live streaming of its air signal, and Associated Press Video network news.

KALA also features an online station by students for students. "The Stinger" plays Top 40 hits, country, alternative, and rock music, along with music and talk shows hosted by student DJs.

HD Radio Digital Channels[edit]

The station's HD signal is multiplexed:[2]

Channel PSIP Short Name Programming[3]
88.5-1 KALA-FM Main KALA programming
88.5-2 KALA-FM HD2 KALA Alternative Programming
88.5-3 KALA-FM HD3 The Stinger


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