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KUAC is a non-commercial FM radio station in Fairbanks, Alaska, broadcasting at 89.9 MHz. The station is operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It debuted on October 2, 1962, originally at 104.7 MHz, as Alaska's first non-commercial radio station, and second FM station (after KNIK in Anchorage).

CityFairbanks, Alaska
Broadcast areaFairbanks, Alaska
BrandingKUAC 89.9 FM
SloganConnecting Alaska to the World and the World to Alaska
Frequency89.9 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s)see below
First air dateOctober 2, 1962 (at 104.7)
FormatFM/HD1: Public Radio, News/Talk, Classical
HD2: Public radio, AAA
HD3: Public radio, Classical
ERP38,000 watts
HAAT506 meters
Facility ID85347
Callsign meaningUniversity of Alaska College
Former frequencies104.7 MHz (1962-1998)[1]
OwnerUniversity of Alaska[2]
Sister stationsKUAC-TV
WebcastKUAC Webstream
KUAC2 Webstream
KUAC3 Webstream

KUAC airs public radio programming, primarily from National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media, as well as other sources, such as the Alaska Public Radio Network. In keeping with its roots, numerous multi-hour blocks of classical and jazz musics are programmed throughout the schedule, as well as programs focusing on more modern genres such as Afropop Worldwide, Beale Street Caravan, The Folk Sampler, Hearts of Space, Mountain Stage and World Cafe. The station has an extensive pool of volunteers, who produce many hours of locally originated programming per week, mostly in the evenings and on weekends.


Digital television RebroadcastEdit

KUAC-FM's and HD Radio sub-channels broadcast on sister station KUAC-TV on channels 9.6 through 9.8 respectively.

Channel Programming
9.1 Main KUAC-TV programming / PBS
9.2 World
9.3 Create
9.4 PBS Kids
9.5 UAF TV/First Nations Experience
9.6 KUAC FM and HD-1
9.7 KUAC HD-2
9.8 KUAC HD-3


Broadcast translators of KUAC
Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
K216AN 91.1 Nenana, Alaska 43 D FCC
K216DT 91.1 Tok, Alaska 187 D FCC
K219AD 91.7 Central, Alaska 85 D FCC
K219AQ 91.7 Delta Junction, Alaska 125 D FCC
K219DM 91.7 Eagle, Alaska 155 D FCC
K226AY 93.1 Bettles, Alaska 60 D FCC
K269AD 101.7 Healy, Alaska 250 D FCC


  1. ^ Mitchell, Elaine B., ed. (1973). Alaska Blue Book (First ed.). Juneau: Alaska Department of Education, Division of State Libraries. p. 135.
  2. ^ The license is held by the Board of Regents of the University. Administratively, the station falls under the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.

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