KUER is a non-commercial public radio station that enriches the lives of people throughout the listening area with a signature blend of news, information and entertainment in an unbiased, non-commercial context.
KUER began in 1959 as a closed circuit radio station transmitted by wire from the studio in Kingsbury Hall to Dr. Keith Engar's office next door. It provided 3 hours of programming each weekday for Dr. Engar.
On June 5th, 1960 the station went live with a 250 watt signal, broadcasting the University of Utah Baccalaureate exercises. The following Monday, the station began broadcasting music, educational, and cultural programming every weekday from 3 to 9 p.m. (KUER stands for Utah Education Radio). The signal could be heard on the University campus and in parts of the Avenues neighborhood. Gene Pack was part of the daily operating crew that got it all started.
KUER was a charter members of National Public Radio when it signed on with its unique radio news program All Things Considered in 1970, and picked up Morning Edition when it debuted in 1979. Over the years the station has served as a training ground for many prominent Utah figures, including Ed Yeates, Craig Wirth, Doug Wright, Spence Kinard, Alan Hague, "Country Joe" Flint, Russ Gentner, Roy Gibson, Reece Stein, Sandy Gilmour, Sydney Fonnesbeck, and Maggie St. Claire.
KUER now broadcasts 24 hours a day from the wonderfully modern Eccles Broadcast Center on the University of Utah golf course. We broadcast a 35,000 watt signal from a tower on Mt.Vision to over 90,000 listeners throughout Utah and in surrounding states.
KUER still serves as a training ground for University of Utah students, who perform internships, work as board operators and hosts, and learn radio production techniques in our studios.
KUER Radio proudly supports the following program(s) and/or projects on KUED:
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