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City Thousand Oaks, California
Broadcast area Ventura County-Santa Barbara, California
Slogan NPR for the California Coast
Frequency 88.3 (MHz)(also on HD Radio)
Repeater(s) 102.3 K272DT (Santa Barbara)
First air date October 20, 1994
Format Public radio
ERP 3,200 watts
HAAT 158 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 8220
Callsign meaning K California Lutheran University
Affiliations NPR
Owner California Lutheran University
Webcast Listen Live (FM)
Listen Live (AM)
Website kclu.org

KCLU-FM is an NPR station covering Ventura County, California, at 88.3 (MHz) and Santa Barbara at 102.3 (MHz) and AM 1340 (kHz). It features NPR programming, local news, weather forecasts, and traffic conditions. California Lutheran University owns its licensing.

KCLU (AM) in Santa Barbara is a simulcast of KCLU-FM.

KCLU broadcasts PRI's Here and Now. Other programs heard on KCLU include the BBC World Service, The World, A Prairie Home Companion, Car Talk, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, This American Life and Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, in addition to Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

KCLU-FM broadcasts in HD.[1][2]


  • KCLU has won more than 70 RTNA Golden Mike Awards, 25 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and 50 APTRA Awards since 2001

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Coordinates: 34°13′05″N 118°56′46″W / 34.218°N 118.946°W / 34.218; -118.946