KLCC (FM)

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KLCC
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CityEugene, Oregon
Broadcast areaLane County, Oregon
BrandingKLCC 89.7
SloganNPR For Oregonians
Frequency89.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Repeater(s)KLBR 88.1/HD Bend
K218AE 91.5 Cottage Grove
KLFO 88.1 Florence
KLCO 90.5/HD Newport
K218AG 91.5 Oakridge
KLFR 89.1 Reedsport
K280BH 103.9 Riddle
KMPQ 88.1 Roseburg
K212AS 90.3 Sisters
First air dateFebruary 17, 1967 (at 90.3)
FormatNPR News, Local News, Eclectic Music Variety, Public Affairs
ERP81,000 watts horizontal
54,000 watts vertical
HAAT354 meters
ClassC0
Facility ID36522
Transmitter coordinates44°00′05″N 123°06′48″W / 44.00139°N 123.11333°W / 44.00139; -123.11333Coordinates: 44°00′05″N 123°06′48″W / 44.00139°N 123.11333°W / 44.00139; -123.11333[1]
Callsign meaningLane Community College[2]
Former frequencies90.3 MHz (1967-1979)
AffiliationsNPR
OwnerLane Community College
WebcastListen Live
Websiteklcc.org

KLCC 89.7 FM is the main National Public Radio member station in Eugene, Oregon, and the southern Willamette Valley. It also operates on various other repeater frequencies at other cities in Western and Central Oregon. The station is licensed to Lane Community College.

KLCC signed on in 1967, bringing a locally-focused noncommercial station to Eugene for the first time. In 1971 KLCC became a charter member of National Public Radio, airing NPR's All Things Considered.

KLCC is noteworthy for its award winning local News Department and an eclectic music blend. Weekday programming formerly included Fresh Tracks, which featured a diverse blend of musical genres. In 2011 Fresh Tracks ended its 22 year run on KLCC.

In late 2013, KLCC expanded its news and information programming to weekday afternoons, featuring NPR programs and other news and talk shows from 5 am until 6:30 or 7:30 pm. Evenings and weekends remain a blend of jazz, folk, Americana, blues, Celtic, and world music shows. Saturday night features 'Dead Air', a tribute to the Eugene area's connection to The Grateful Dead.

In addition to All Things Considered, KLCC airs NPR's Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, along with Fresh Air, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me and various other news, talk, and public affairs programs. In 2019 the Northwest Passage Podcast was created to give listeners a wrap up of the week's news and a behind the scenes look at KLCC News.

KLCC serves 88,000 people each week from their station in downtown Eugene, reaching listeners throughout Western and Central Oregon from the Coast to Bend and Roseburg to Salem.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio locator: Eugene, Oregon". Theodric Technologies LLC. 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  2. ^ Nelson, Bob (June 2, 2009). "Call Letter Origins". 238. The Broadcast Archive. Archived from the original on February 18, 2016. Retrieved June 21, 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
KLCC-FM Booth

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