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Radio station KASU will begin streaming audio programming content Jan. 16

Jan. 14, 2010 -- Arkansas State University’s radio station KASU, 91.9 FM, will, as of Saturday, Jan. 16, offer its 24-hour news, discussion, and musical programs via the Internet. The station’s new website,, makes the streaming of KASU’s unique and enriching programming possible.  

KASU station manager Mike Doyle said, “KASU listener-members have been asking us to stream for a long time. Thanks to their help, we’re now receiving community service grant money from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Those are the funds that made our new web site possible, including the streaming of our signal online, to reach listeners who haven’t heard our programs before. And we look forward to developing other ways to serve our audience through”
Beth Smith, executive director of the ASU Alumni Association stated further,
“KASU has always had a strong reputation for coverage of ASU activities and other news of interest around the northeast Arkansas region. With the station’s new streaming technology, ASU alumni worldwide will be able to access this information easily. This is a fantastic medium for us to use to keep our graduates connected to Arkansas State, and I am excited that this opportunity to promote KASU is available to us.”

KASU provides news and discussion programs from National Public Radio and American Public Media, along with a wide variety of musical genres such as classical, jazz and blues, and it does so without interruptions for commercial breaks. KASU is Arkansas’ oldest non-commercial educational radio station, starting in 1957, when it began broadcasting from Wilson Hall. The station has always received funding from Arkansas State University; in 1995, it adopted the familiar practice of asking its listeners to become members and to support the programming. The station operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week from studios in the Communications/Education building.

Programming features include news from National Public Radio, The Diane Rehm Show, Fresh Air, The Story, Talk of the Nation, Performance Today, American Routes, and Jazz with Bob Parlocha.

KASU is a 100,000 watt public radio station broadcasting from the campus of Arkansas State University and offers a wide variety of locally produced and syndicated news/discussion and music programming not heard on other stations in the area. KASU reaches a twenty-two county area in northeast Arkansas, six counties in southeast Missouri, and four counties in northwest Tennessee.


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