KUER Timeline & History | KUER 90.1

KUER Timeline & History

Mar 3, 2016

1960:

Began broadcasting on air (June 5, 1960)

1971:

Became a charter member of NPR, broadcasted NPR’s first news program, All Things Considered

1979:

Added Morning Edition to the schedule

1980's:

Began to build statewide translator system

Launched the local news department

2001:

Switched to an all-news format with jazz music in the evenings

Expanded local programming by introducing RadioWest with host Doug Fabrizio

2007:   

Converted to HD broadcasting, creating two new music services

2010:

Ranked #31 by CPB among 700+ public radio stations in the country

Celebrated 50 years of community service and community impact

Steve Williams celebrated 25 years of jazz music at KUER

2011:

RadioWest and Doug Fabrizio celebrated 10 years on the air

Returned service to Cache Valley and Logan, installed new transmitters in Roosevelt, Monroe, and Monticello

2012:

Moved the main transmitter to Farnsworth Peak

Launched brand new website at www.kuer.org

2013:

Launched mobile app for smartphones

RadioWest launched VideoWest, a video series of short films and documentaries

2014:

Launched KUER Music, an online music portal

2015:

Began 5-day Fund Drives after the success of the Sustainer Program

Steve Williams retires after 30 years of jazz

Expanded evening and mid-day news programming