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City Richmond, Kentucky
Broadcast area Lexington-Fayette Metro Area
Branding WEKU 88.9
Slogan NPR News, Music and So Much More
Frequency 88.9 (MHz)
First air date October 7, 1968
Format Classical music/news/talk
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 219 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 18307
Transmitter coordinates 37°52′45″N 84°19′33″W / 37.87917°N 84.32583°W / 37.87917; -84.32583
Callsign meaning W Eastern Kentucky University
Affiliations National Public Radio, Kentucky Public Radio
Owner Eastern Kentucky University
Webcast Listen Live
Website weku.fm

WEKU (88.9 FM), is a National Public Radio-affiliated station in Richmond, Kentucky; serving nearby Lexington. Owned by Eastern Kentucky University, it primarily features NPR news and talk programming, along with classical music from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. at night. WEKU also operates satellite stations WEKP (90.1 FM) in Pineville, WEKH (90.9 FM) in Hazard, WEKF (88.5 FM) in Corbin and three translators in Middlesboro (102.5 FM, W273AY), Barbourville (96.9 FM, W245AS) and Pikeville (95.1 FM, W251AI).[1]

WEKU competes with the University of Kentucky's WUKY, making Lexington one of the smallest markets with two competing full NPR member stations. EKU also programs former smooth jazz station WKYL 102.1 FM as a primarily classical music service and sister to WEKU.


  1. ^ "About WEKU". WEKU-FM. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 

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