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Coordinates: 33°12′44″N 97°08′45″W / 33.2121°N 97.1457°W / 33.2121; -97.1457

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City McKinney, Texas
Broadcast area Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton/McKinney/Sherman
Branding 88.1 The One
Frequency 88.1 MHz
First air date October 31, 1969
Format Jazz/College Radio
Language(s) English (primary)
Spanish (select programming)
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 135 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 69003
Transmitter coordinates 33°17′24″N 97°08′10″W / 33.29000°N 97.13611°W / 33.29000; -97.13611
Callsign meaning North Texas State University
Owner University of North Texas
Webcast Listen Live

KNTU (88.1 FM) is the campus radio station of the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. The signal of the station covers much of the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex of North Texas with a format of news and primarily jazz music. Any University of North Texas student is welcome to work at the station, but most of the staff consists of those majoring in Radio, Television, and Film or Journalism.

KNTU also serves as the flagship station of the Mean Green Radio Network for football and basketball at the University of North Texas, called by Dave Barnett and Hank Dickinson.


Old KNTU 88.1 The One logo used until 2007.

In addition to its main format of jazz, KNTU presents several specialty programs:

  • La Pura Onda: Tejano music (Sat. 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
  • And Seldom Is Heard: classical musical from the old masters to contemporary (Sun. 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)
  • Musical Starstreams: exotic electronica (Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and encore broadcast the following Sat. midnight to 2:00 a.m.)
  • The Green Guys Show: talk show covering sports at the University of North Texas (Sun. 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
  • The North Texas Jukebox: request show covering any and all genres (Sun. 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
  • Infrequent Exposure: DFW Metroplex bands (Sat. 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

Local features[edit]

  • The Live Wire: A daily jazz concert calendar
  • NT Notebook: Events and activities calendar focusing on the three University of North Texas campuses (Denton, Dallas, and Health Science Center at Fort Worth)

In addition, KNTU students produce a weeknight newscast, The Late Edition, which was recognized in 2004 by the Broadcast Educators Association "BEA Festival - 2004 Winners". Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-07-05.  as "Best Student Newscast in the Nation," and simulcasts WFAA's News 8 at Six (weekdays).

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