KUER-FM

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KUER-FM
KUER FM Logo 2015.png
Broadcast areaSalt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, Utah
BrandingKUER 90.1, NPR Utah
Frequency90.1 MHz
Translator(s)K215EL (90.9 MHz, North Moab)
FormatPublic radio
HD2: BBC World Service
HD3: Classical
ERP20,500 watts
HAAT1,244 meters (4,081 ft)
ClassC
Facility ID69171
Callsign meaningUtah Education Radio[1]
AffiliationsNPR
OwnerUniversity of Utah
Sister stationsKUED-TV
WebcastListen
Websitekuer.org

KUER-FM (90.1 FM) is a public radio station in Salt Lake City, Utah. Owned by the University of Utah, its studios are located in the Eccles Broadcast Center on the University of Utah campus, while its transmitter is located on Farnsworth Peak, after relocating from Mount Vision in the Oquirrh Mountains in 2011.

The station primarily carries National Public Radio programming and other syndicated content distributed by Public Radio International and American Public Media, it is also the producer of RadioWest, a local news discussion program focusing on Utah and the Western United States.

KUER has a 10-watt booster in the town of Alta providing coverage there as the main transmitter is shielded by terrain,[2] it also has a second 1,000 watt booster on Lewis Peak, providing coverage to the Park City area.[3]

KUER broadcasts in HD Radio; its second subchannel carries the BBC World Service, while its third channel carries classical music from American Public Media's Classical 24 service.

History[edit]

KUER debuted on June 5, 1960. Originally, it broadcast at only 250 watts and wasn't heard too far from the U of U campus, it gradually expanded its signal to 35,000 watts. The station was a charter member of NPR[4] and was one of the stations that carried the initial broadcast of All Things Considered.

Translator system[edit]

KUER-FM operates one of the largest translator networks of any NPR station in the country, consisting of 35 low-power repeaters. Of these, translator K202BU Manti is one of the few translators broadcasting in HD, airing the main station's two HD feeds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 25, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ KUER-1-FM Radio Station Information
  3. ^ KUER-2-FM Radio Station Information
  4. ^ "KUER classical host Gene Pack dies at 86". Current.org. March 8, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.

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Coordinates: 40°36′30″N 112°09′37″W / 40.6083°N 112.1602°W / 40.6083; -112.1602