KCUW is a Low Power FM radio station, on the air since Feb. 2, 2004
Owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, operated with the support of community volunteers.
KCUW welcomes program proposals that entertain, inform and engage the Umatilla Reservation community. We hope KCUW will help facilitate community dialogue and inform citizens of Reservation issues, projects and people. KCUW seeks to support innovating, inclusive and impartial programming.
In January 2000, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules creating a new, low power FM radio (LPFM) service. Under these rules, small community groups are allowed to reach out via ordinary radio signals to listeners in local areas. In April 2000, the Commission began soliciting for applications from community groups who wished to start stations under these new rules. Applicants were to be non-commercial, local groups.
CTUIR applied for a 100-watt station from the FCC in 2001. A construction permit was issued to the CTUIR on Aug. 6, 2002. The license is held by CTUIR. KCUW-LP FM broadcasts at 104.3 FM (before Feb. 25, 2009 it broadcast at 101.1 FM). The station has 100 watts of effective radiated power (ERP) and broadcasts to the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Pendleton, Oregon. It is a non-profit, non-commercial station, supported by its listeners, underwriters and CTUIR.
The call letters -- KCUW -- represent the three tribes that make up the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation: Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla.As a project of CTUIR, KCUW-LP FM is operated by the CTUIR Public Affairs Office and is supported at a grass roots level with a team of volunteers.
Funding is contributed by businesses, organizations, and individuals throughout the communities we serve.KCUW's startup budget was comprised of funds from the CTUIR, the US Federal Emergency Management Agency, and grants from the Oregon Community Foundation and the Wildhorse Foundation.The operating budget will be raised by seeking grants, underwriting donations from businesses, donations by individuals/members, and other funding sources.
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