Quality Journalism and Diverse Music

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Quality Journalism and Diverse Music

KMUW public radio a source of pride

Serving students and the community

KMUW is a National Public Radio member station licensed to Wichita State University. Its mission is to promote insightful discussion and understanding of the issues that shape Wichita and our world by providing in-depth news coverage, a distinctive blend of music and conversations that create a more engaged community. Our members help support the rich and diverse programming enjoyed by every listener.

How are we funded?
60% Member Donations | 15% Business Sponsors & 15% University Support | 7% Corporation for Public Broadcasting Community Service Grant | 2% Foundation Grants | 1% State Grant

Ways to give.

  • Membership
  • Leadership Circle
  • Vehicle donations, call 855-KMUW-CAR
  • AmazonSmile
  • Planned Giving
  • Corporate sponsorship

Contact Jessica Treadwell, Director of Grants, Major and Planned Gifts at treadwell@kmuw.org or 316-978-7572.

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Our points of pride

  • The KMUW Korva Coleman Diversity in Journalism Internship is the first national journalism internship specifically designed for a person of color interested in working at NPR or an NPR member station.
  • KMUW has been named the Large Market Radio Station of The Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for six years running. This designation comes as recognition of KMUW being the most award-winning station in the state.
  • WSU licensed KMUW as the first 10-watt noncommercial radio station in the U.S in 1949. What began as a student-led university station has evolved into a well-respected source of news and conversations in the region and the state.
  • Many national programs have recently selected to partner with KMUW as one of six public radio stations in the country. These national programs are 1A Across America, The Moth Radio Hour, and StoryCorps One Small Step.
KMUW won the 2019 KAB award holding it is Deborah Shaar with Carla Eckels

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