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City Tucson, Arizona
Broadcast area Tucson metropolitan area
Southern Arizona
Branding Classical KUAT
Frequency KUAT-FM: 90.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
K209AF: 89.7 MHz
Format Classical music
ERP KUAT-FM: 12,000 watts
K209AF: 38 watts
HAAT KUAT-FM: 1,113.0 meters (3,651.6 ft)
K209AF: 167.0 meters (547.9 ft)
Class KUAT-FM: C
K209AF: D
Facility ID KUAT-FM: 2732
K209AF: 2726
Callsign meaning K University of Arizona Tucson
Owner University of Arizona
(Arizona Board of Regents for benefit of University of Arizona)
Sister stations KUAZ-AM, KUAZ-FM, KUAT-TV (TV)
Webcast Listen Live
Website KUAT-FM Online

KUAT-FM is a radio station operated out of the University of Arizona and serving the Tucson, Arizona, metropolitan area. It operates on 90.5 MHz and on K209AF 89.7 MHz (89.7 has a weaker signal than 90.5) on the FM dial with a classical format.

The broadcast schedule consists of playlists announced by local hosts, as well as nationally syndicated broadcasts, including those from the San Francisco Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera during their seasons, the Exploring Music program with host Bill McGlaughlin, and the Radio Netherlands Live! at the Concertgebouw series. On Sundays, the NPR program From the Top, showcasing young classical musicians, is heard on KUAT, as well as Community Concerts, a program of classical music from the University of Arizona School of Music (as well as other groups performing at local venues throughout southern Arizona).

During the overnight hours (generally 9 PM to 6 AM), the Music Through the Night service from Public Radio International is heard.

KUAT-FM has translators throughout southern Arizona:

Broadcast translators of KUAT-FM
Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
K205CG 88.9 Bisbee, Arizona 82 D FCC
K208BT 89.5 Safford, Arizona 51 D FCC
K209AF 89.7 Tucson, Arizona 36 D FCC
K209AG 89.7 Sierra Vista, Arizona 38 D FCC
K216GI 91.1 Nogales, Arizona 66 D FCC


KUAT-FM first went on the air on May 19, 1975, in classical format and as a National Public Radio affiliate. The sister station KUAT-AM previously had a dual classical-jazz format, and in 1975 became solely jazz.

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Coordinates: 32°24′54″N 110°42′54″W / 32.415°N 110.715°W / 32.415; -110.715