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KWAX-FM logo.jpg
City Eugene, Oregon
Broadcast area Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
Branding KWAX FM 91.1
Slogan Classical Oregon
Frequency 91.1 MHz
Translator(s) See below
First air date 1951
Format Classical
ERP 21,500 watts (horiz)
12,500 watts (vert)
HAAT 370 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 62413
Callsign meaning Pronounced "Quacks", referencing the Oregon Ducks,[1] and "wax", slang for a phonograph record
Owner University of Oregon
Webcast Listen Live

KWAX (91.1 FM) is a non-commercial classical music radio station in Eugene, Oregon, broadcasting to the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon area. The station is a listener supported service of the University of Oregon. Some programming is spoken word: Episodes of My Word! and My Music were broadcast Sunday afternoons, until their discontinuation.

Repeaters and Translators[edit]

KWAX is simulcast on the following stations and translators:


KWAX started out in the late 1950s as a student managed and operated FM station, with studios and transmitter on the top floor of Villard Hall. The initial transmitter was 10 watts, and hours of operation were somewhat irregular. In 1966, a local FM station gave the university their old 250-watt transmitter when they upgraded.


  1. ^ Nelson, Bob (June 2, 2009). "Call Letter Origins". 238. The Broadcast Archive. Archived from the original on February 18, 2016. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 

External links[edit]

KWAX in Eugene, Oregon
Inside the KWAX studio

Coordinates: 44°00′04″N 123°06′50″W / 44.001°N 123.114°W / 44.001; -123.114