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Coordinates: 33°12′44″N 97°08′45″W / 33.2121°N 97.1457°W / 33.2121; -97.1457

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CityMcKinney, Texas
Broadcast areaDallas/Fort Worth/Denton/McKinney/Sherman
Branding88.1 The One
Frequency88.1 MHz
First air dateOctober 31, 1969
FormatJazz/College Radio
Language(s)English (primary)
Spanish (select programming)
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT135 meters
Facility ID69003
Transmitter coordinates33°17′24″N 97°08′10″W / 33.29000°N 97.13611°W / 33.29000; -97.13611
Callsign meaningNorth Texas State University
Former frequencies88.5 MHz (1969-1979)
AffiliationsWFAA-TV (local news/weather partnership)
Associated Press (national news partnership)
OwnerUniversity of North Texas
WebcastListen Live

KNTU (88.1 FM) is the campus radio station of the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. The signal of the station covers much of the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex of North Texas with a format of news and primarily jazz music. Any University of North Texas student is welcome to work at the station, but most of the staff consists of those majoring in Media Arts, Broadcasting, or Journalism.

KNTU also serves as the flagship station of the Mean Green Radio Network, a property of Learfield IMG College, for football and men's basketball at the University of North Texas, called by Dave Barnett and Hank Dickinson.


Old KNTU 88.1 The One logo used until 2007.

In addition to its main format of jazz, KNTU presents several specialty programs:

  • La Pura Onda: Tejano music (Sat. 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
  • Musical Starstreams: exotic electronica (Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and encore broadcast the following Sat. midnight to 2:00 a.m.)
  • The Green Guys Show: talk show covering sports at the University of North Texas (Sun. 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; except during the summer)
  • Infrequent Exposure: A show featuring "local music" from bands in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma (Sun. 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; beginning in Sept. 2019)
  • Denton ISD Game of the Week (Friday or Thursday night football broadcasts featuring one of the four Denton ISD high schools)

Local featuresEdit

  • The Live Wire: A daily jazz concert calendar
  • NT Notebook: Events and activities calendar focusing on the three University of North Texas campuses (Denton, Dallas, and Health Science Center at Fort Worth)

In addition, KNTU broadcasts short hourly newscasts on weekdays from Associated Press Radio News and its own news/sports prepared and delivered by UNT students, as well as simulcasts of WFAA's News 8 at Six.

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