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City Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Broadcast area Baton Rouge area
Branding WRKF 89.3
Slogan Discover With Us
Frequency 89.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date January 18, 1980
Format Public radio
HD2: Public radio
ERP 28,000 watts
HAAT 285 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 53834
Transmitter coordinates 30°22′22.00″N 91°12′16.00″W / 30.3727778°N 91.2044444°W / 30.3727778; -91.2044444
Affiliations National Public Radio, Public Radio International
Owner Public Radio Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website wrkf.org

WRKF (89.3 FM) is a U.S. public radio station offering a 24-hour mix of local and national news, information and entertainment programming. WRKF, Baton Rouge's sole NPR affiliate, is owned and operated by Public Radio, Inc. and broadcasts at 28,000 watts.


WRKF was launched on January 18, 1980. Initial programming was typical for a community-based public radio station of that time. It included classical, jazz, folk, big-band standards, and NPR news. Studios were in a temporary building at the transmitter site on Frenchtown Road. In 1986, the station moved to its current location on Valley Creek Drive in the city. Current President/General Manager is David Gordon.

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