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About Us

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For more than 35 years, the Public Radio Service of Western Kentucky University has fulfilled a consistent mission:  to enhance the quality of life in this region by presenting unique, non-commercial programming of exceptional quality.

From the highest caliber national, international, and local journalism to world-class arts and entertainment programs, WKU Public Radio brings listeners a wealth of ideas, information, and inspiration every day.  

Starting with a single signal in 1980, the service has grown to include four transmitters serving a population of over 800,000 across Kentucky, southern Indiana, and northern Tennessee. WKU Public Radio also has a strong online presence, which includes live streaming and extensive audio archives.

The award-winning WKU Public Radio news staff is highly regarded for the range and depth of their work.  You can hear their reports and special features throughout the day, and follow the latest news on this site and on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Our Transmitters

WKYU-FM 88.9 Bowling Green
WDCL-FM 89.7 Somerset 
WKPB-FM 89.5 Henderson/Owensboro
WKUE-FM 90.9 Elizabethtown
and translator station W277AA-FM, 103.3 Somerset

WKU Public Radio can be heard on the WKU campus cable system on Channel 12.2


WKU Classical
A dedicated classical music service was launched in April 2016.  The station can be heard in the Bowling Green-Warren County area on 97.5 FM and 88.9 HD-2 and features shows such as Performance Today, Sunday Baroque, Exploring Music and Concierto

WKU Classical can be heard on the WKU campus cable system on Channel 12.3