KMUW

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KMUW
City Wichita, Kansas
United States
Branding KMUW
Slogan Wichita's NPR Station
Frequency 89.1 (MHz)
First air date April 26, 1949
Format News/Talk (Public)/Eclectic Music (Evenings)
ERP 100,000 Watts
HAAT 277.6 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 72364
Transmitter coordinates 37°45′01″N 97°18′12″W / 37.75028°N 97.30333°W / 37.75028; -97.30333
Former callsigns Municipal University of Wichita (former name of Wichita State)
Affiliations National Public Radio, Public Radio International
Owner Wichita State University
Website kmuw.org

KMUW (89.1 FM), is a National Public Radio member station in Wichita, Kansas, United States, owned by Wichita State University.

History[edit]

KMUW first took to the air on April 26, 1949 as a 10-watt station owned by "Municipal University of Wichita" (former name of Wichita State University). The station call letter name was derived from the first letters of the university name. It was the first noncommercial FM station in Kansas, second FM station in Kansas, and the first 10-watt noncommercial FM station in the United States.[1]

It was a charter member of NPR in 1971. In 1994, the station became an affiliate of Public Radio International. It also broadcasts the BBC World News from American Public Media.

Transmitting power[edit]

In 1949, KMUW started at 10 watts. In 1962, it increased to 250 watts. In 1970 to 10,000 watts. In 1987 to 100,000 watts.[1]

Location[edit]

In March 27 1981, KMUW dedicated Blake Hall at 3317 East 17th Street in Wichita.[1]

In April 25 2016, KMUW moved to 121 North Mead Suite 200 in "old town" area of downtown Wichita.[2]

Schedule[edit]

This general weekly schedule is accurate as of March 31, 2017[3]:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thurdsay Friday Saturday Sunday
Midnight BBC World Service BBC World Service BBC World Service BBC World Service BBC World Service BBC World Service BBC World Service
1 AM
2 AM
3 AM
4 AM
5 AM Morning Edition Morning Edition Morning Edition Morning Edition Morning Edition
6 AM
7 AM Weekend Edition Saturday Weekend Edition Sunday
8 AM
9 AM 1A 1A 1A 1A 1A Best of Car Talk
10 AM Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me
11 AM Fresh Air Fresh Air Fresh Air Fresh Air Fresh Air Ask Me Another Best of Car Talk
Noon Here and Now Here and Now Here and Now Here and Now Here and Now The Splendid Table A Prairie Home Companion
1 PM Science Friday Snap Judgement
2 PM BBC Newshour BBC Newshour BBC Newshour BBC Newshour Radiolab TED Radio Hour
3 PM All Things Considered All Things Considered All Things Considered All Things Considered All Things Considered This American Life The Moth
4 PM Weekend All Things Considered Snap Judgement
5 PM A Prairie Home Companion Weekend All Things Considered
6 PM Marketplace Marketplace Marketplace Marketplace Marketplace Soulsations
7 PM Global Village Global Village Global Village Global Village Global Village New Settlers Radio Hour Crossroads
8 PM Strange Currency Strange Currency Strange Currency Strange Currency Strange Currency Strange Currency
9 PM Straight No Chaser
10 PM Night Train Night Train Night Train Night Train Crossroads E-Town
11 PM BBC World Service BBC World Service

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c History; KMUW.
  2. ^ Contact; KMUW.
  3. ^ "KMUW Radio Schedule | KMUW". kmuw.org. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 

External links[edit]

1980s "After Midnight" / "Midnight Hour" (alternative college rock music shows broadcast from 12am to 5am every night)
Station information