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City of license Thousand Oaks, California
Broadcast area Ventura County-Santa Barbara, California
Frequency 88.3 (MHz)(also on HD Radio)
Repeaters 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 not always simulcasting KCLU-FM.

KCLU and KVCR-FM in San Bernardino provide Hollywood and Los Angeles area stories for PRI's Here and Now since that program is not heard at all in the entirety of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Other programs heard on KCLU include the BBC World Service, As It Happens, The World, A Prairie Home Companion, Car Talk, Whad'Ya Know? (latter three shared with KUSC's rebroadcasters in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties), Fresh Air with Terry Gross, This American Life and Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! (shared with all other NPR affiliates in said counties), in addition to Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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


  • On March 25, 2006, KCLU received 9 Mark Twain Awards from the Associated Press Radio and Television Association.

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