|Broadcast area||Oklahoma City Metroplex|
|Slogan||Oklahoma's Choice for Classical Music|
|Frequency||90.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|Translator(s)||K297BB (107.3 MHz, Edmond)|
|Repeater(s)||KBCW-FM 91.9 McAlester, Oklahoma|
KCSC-FM 95.9 Woodward, Oklahoma
|First air date||1966 (as KCSC)|
HD2: Gospel Music (KTGS)
HD3: Oklahoma Vietnamese Public Radio
|HAAT||255 meters (837 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||University of Central Oklahoma|
|Former callsigns||KCSC (1966–2014)|
|Owner||University of Central Oklahoma|
KUCO signed on in 1966 as KCSC, the student-run station of what was then Central State College. When the school was elevated to university status as Central State University, it tried to change the calls to KCSU, but those calls were already being used by Colorado State's student station. In 1978, it built a new 400-foot tower and expanded its signal to 100,000 watts, extending its coverage to nearly all of central Oklahoma. The station started becoming a more professional operation in 1983, and by 1985 had become Oklahoma City's main NPR station. Oklahoma City had been one of the largest cities without a full-market NPR station. Previously, parts of the city got grade B coverage from Oklahoma State's KOSU and the University of Oklahoma's KGOU.
In 1993, however, KGOU built a repeater in Spencer to better serve Oklahoma City. Central and OU agreed to adopt non-conflicting schedules in 1996. Although KCSC was the more powerful station, it dropped all NPR programming to become an all-classical station, while KGOU became central Oklahoma's main outlet for NPR programming. This left most of central Oklahoma without a clear signal for NPR news and talk programming until KOSU moved its tower closer to Oklahoma City in 2005.
KBCW signed on in 1999.
Although Central had adopted its current name, the University of Central Oklahoma, in 1990, it was not until April 1, 2014 that the radio station became KUCO.
|Call sign||Frequency||City of license||State||Power
|KBCW-FM||91.9 FM||McAlester||Oklahoma||700||136 m (446 ft)||A||FCC|
|KCSC-FM||95.9 FM||Woodward||Oklahoma||6,000||100 m (330 ft)||A||FCC|
|City of license||Facility
|K297BB||107.3 MHz||Edmond, Oklahoma||156917||28||260.7 m (855 ft)||D||FCC|
KUCO is also broadcasting in HD Radio. On HD-2 is Gospel Music have 2 translator covers that is K297BB 107.3 in Edmond and K268BR 101.5 in Oklahoma City.
KUCO is located at University of Central Oklahoma on 100 N. University Dr. in Edmond, OK.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KUCO
- Radio-Locator information on KUCO
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KUCO
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KBCW
- Radio-Locator information on KBCW
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KBCW
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KCSC
- Radio-Locator information on KCSC
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KCSC
- Query the FCC's FM station database for K297BB
- Radio-Locator information on K297BB
- Query the FCC's FM station database for K268BR
- Radio-Locator information on K268BR