How can I listen to KUR?
The station's frequency is 88.3 FM, with a simulcast on 1670 AM. These signals can only be heard on-campus. In addition, our audio is simulcast on and off-campus on Service Electric Cable Television (Berks) Channel 24, Service Electric Cable Television (Lehigh) Channel 266, or on Hometown Utilicom Cable Channel 28 during select times of the day. Our stream is available anywhere in the world on our homepage, and now you can listen to KUR on your iPhone by downloading the "TuneIn" app and searching for "KUR" or on ANY phone by simply dialing 610-465-7860. Toll charges may apply based on your phone plan; otherwise, it is free for you to enjoy.
How far does KUR's signal reach?
KUR's operation falls into FCC part-15 regulations, which allows us to broadcast unlicensed, as long as our power does not exceed the miniscule levels allowed of unlicensed stations and we don't interfere with any other stations. KUR's AM signal quality must also quickly drop off beyond campus borders, as dictated by the FCC. The FM signal cannot leave campus borders.
Because our FM signal is 100 percent legal and part-15 certified, it is extremely weak and can only be heard in one or two spots on campus. We compensate by broadcasting on 1670 AM for the parts of campus that can't hear our FM. As a "free-radiate AM station," we are allowed slightly higher power within campus boundaries on AM. The antenna is a Radio Systems approved and installed antenna.
If ever you suspect interference to a licensed radio facility, please contact KUR immediately at 610-683-4059 and ask for the manager. KUR will look to rectify the situation quickly.
As for people in town and beyond who want to hear us, we can be found at select times of the day on the KU Information Channel on TV, on the web, on your smart phones or regular phones (see above).
Can I join the radio station?
You can join the radio system as long as you're a KU student, faculty, or staff member. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest, and we'll get back to you with information. If you don't hear back within a few days, please stop by 188 or 190 at the McFarland Student Union Building or call us at 610-683-4059, as your email may have been sent to our spam box.
Can I have my own show?
Before having your own show, you must first join the radio station and become an active member. This means helping out with live events and helping at the station, as well. You must also complete training for on-air work and be approved by the station manager and the program director.
Can KU broadcast live from my campus/community organization's event?
KUR is NO LONGER doing mobile-DJ events, meaning we will only broadcast live from your event. We can no longer freelance "DJ" your event like a club DJ. If those are the services you need, we suggest contracting an outside DJ. But we are happy to help out wherever we can with our services and remote broadcast many on campus events for the University. We get booked up very quickly, especially during a time when there are a lot of events going on. If you would like to book us for a remote, contact the station at email@example.com. If you don't hear back within a few days, please stop by 188 or 190 at the McFarland Student Union Building or call us at 610-683-4059, as your email may have been sent to our spam box.
What kind of programming is featured on the radio station?
During the day, KUR plays a pleasant blend of both old and new jazz. During the evenings, student, faculty, and University specialty shows are featured, including everything from rock to rap to blues to reggae to foreign music to talk programming and everything in between.
What is the radio station phone number?
The radio station's main office number is as follows:
Also visit the contact page for office numbers and staff contact information.