KBYI

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KBYI
City Rexburg, Idaho
Broadcast area Southeastern Idaho
Branding BYU-Idaho Radio
Slogan "The Music You Want, the News You Need"
Frequency 94.3 MHz
Format College radio
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 211 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 56345
Callsign meaning Brigham Young Idaho
Owner Brigham Young University-Idaho
Sister stations KBYR-FM
Website byuidahoradio.org/94fm/

KBYI is the flagship station of the BYU-Idaho Radio group, and is found at 94.3 FM in Southeast Idaho. It is one of three radio stations run by the radio group.[1] KBYI originates from Brigham Young University-Idaho, in Rexburg, Idaho.

Broadcast Area and Content[edit]

94.3 FM KBYI is one of three stations run by the BYU-Idaho Radio group, each of which has a different emphasis.[1] KBYI focuses on news and classical music, using the tagline "The Music You Want, the News You Need." The BYU-Idaho Radio group also uses the tagline "Be informed. Be inspired. BYU-Idaho Radio" for all three of its radio stations.

Available in Southeast Idaho and other outlying areas (mainly Rexburg, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello) this local station provides classical music, morning and afternoon national news reports from NPR, and local news stories.

Content for the station's programing is derived, planned, and produced by BYU-Idaho students in an effort to provide them with real-world educational opportunities. Approximately 20 students work for BYU-Idaho Radio each semester, learning skills from audio engineering to live news production.

Listeners may tune into BYU-Idaho Radio stations by listening live locally, joining a live stream, or by subscribing to downloadable podcasts.

History[edit]

KBYI logo used until March 2011.

KBYI was originally KRIC when BYU-Idaho was a junior college formally known as Ricks College. KRIC would broadcast football and basketball games for the Ricks College Vikings. Prior to "KRIC" the 94.3 frequency was home to commercial station KADQ which was a class A FM with 3000 watts. It was owned at the time by Ted Auston.

Sister Stations[edit]

KBYI has two sister stations: KBYR-FM which broadcasts on 91.5, and an online streaming station named BYU-Idaho Radio Online.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b University-Idaho, Brigham Young. "About BYU-Idaho Radio - BYU-Idaho Radio". Retrieved 2016-09-27. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°45′43″N 111°57′32″W / 43.762°N 111.959°W / 43.762; -111.959