WKAR-FM


WKAR-FM

Infobox Radio station
name = WKAR-FM


city = East Lansing, Michigan
area = [http://www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=WKAR&service=FM&status=L&hours=U]
branding =
slogan = Michigan State Radio
airdate = October 10, 1948
frequency = 90.5 MHz HD Radio
format = Public: Classical, News/Talk
power = 87,000 watts
haat = 273 meters
class = B
facility_id = 41683
coordinates = coord|42|42|8|N|84|24|51|W|type:landmark
callsign_meaning = Kollege of Agriculture
former_callsigns =
owner = Michigan State University
webcast =
website = [http://www.wkar.org/90.5 http://www.wkar.org/90.5]
affiliations = NPR, PRI

WKAR-FM is a public radio station in East Lansing, Michigan; broadcasting on the FM dial at 90.5 MHz. It is owned by Michigan State University, and is sister station to the AM radio and television stations with the same call letters.

The station airs classical music, plus several of National Public Radio's more popular programs, such as Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, All Things Considered, A Prairie Home Companion and Car Talk. The former three are simulcast with WKAR-AM.

The station signed on for the first time on October 10, 1948 as the Lansing area's first FM station. Like most FM stations of the time, it simulcast its AM sister for several years before breaking off to air its own programming. It is not known when it began airing separate programming, in part because WKAR-AM must sign off at sundown.

The station's 86,000-watt signal can be heard as far east as Flint and the Detroit suburbs, and as far west as Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

Sources

* [http://www.michiguide.com/dials/rad-j/wkar.html Michiguide.com - WKAR-FM History]

External links

*FMQ|WKAR-FM


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