KEWU-FM

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KEWU-FM
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City Cheney, Washington
Broadcast area Spokane, Washington
Branding Jazz 89.5
Frequency 89.5 MHz
First air date April 7, 1950
Format Jazz
ERP 10,000 watts
HAAT 429 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 18391
Callsign meaning Eastern Washington University
Former callsigns KEWC
Owner Eastern Washington University
Webcast Listen Live
Website Official Site

KEWU-FM, also known as Jazz 89.5, is a non-commercial jazz outlet serving the Spokane, Washington area. The station, which is run by Eastern Washington University, went on the air on April 7, 1950, as KEWC, a 10 watt AM station, before moving to the FM Band in the late 1960s. Today KEWU broadcasts at 89.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 10 kW.

KEWU was named the 2005 & 2015 Best Small Market Jazz station 80+ by Jazz Week magazine and Program Director Elizabeth Farriss was named Best Small Market Jazz Programmer for 2005, 2009 and 2015.

KEWU offers over 150 hours of classic and contemporary jazz every week. That station has expanded its programming over the years to include Big Band, Latin Jazz. Other specialty programs broadcast on KEWU are The Friday Night Blues and Nightfall.

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Coordinates: 47°34′41″N 117°17′53″W / 47.578°N 117.298°W / 47.578; -117.298