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In the following article we will explore the topic of KUNI (FM), which has been the subject of interest and debate in various areas over time. From its origins to its relevance today, KUNI (FM) has been the subject of study and analysis by experts and enthusiasts. Throughout this article we will examine its impact, evolution and possible challenges it faces in contemporary society. Through a multidisciplinary approach, we will seek to understand the various dimensions and aspects related to KUNI (FM), offering a comprehensive vision that invites reflection and debate.

Broadcast areaWaterloo, Iowa
Frequency90.9 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingIowa Public Radio
FormatNews, adult album alternative
SubchannelsHD2: KSUI simulcast (Classical music)
AffiliationsAmerican Public Media
Public Radio Exchange
OwnerIowa Public Radio, Inc.
First air date
September 15, 1960 (1960-09-15)
Call sign meaning
University of Northern Iowa
Technical information
Facility ID69158
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT524 meters (1,719 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
42°18′59″N 91°51′31″W / 42.31639°N 91.85861°W / 42.31639; -91.85861
Translator(s)94.5 K233AA (Davenport)
95.3 K237GD (Iowa City)
102.1 K271AF (Eldridge)
WebsiteIowa Public Radio

KUNI (90.9 MHz) is an FM radio station owned and operated by Iowa Public Radio (IPR) in Cedar Falls. It is one of two NPR outlets for Eastern Iowa; the other being WSUI in Iowa City. KUNI's transmitter is in Walker, Iowa, with its primary signal covering Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. KUNI's programming is simulcast on full-power satellite KNSM (91.5 FM) in Mason City. KUNI also has three low-power FM translators: K233AA (94.5 FM) in Davenport, K237GD (95.3 FM) in Iowa City, and K274AA (102.1 FM) in Eldridge.

Programming is mostly NPR news and talk, with some KUNI produced music programs in the evenings and on weekends. It is the flagship of IPR's "News and Studio One" service, which combines NPR news and talk programming with an extension of the "Live from Studio One" adult album alternative program that aired on KUNI for years before the creation of IPR.

Announcer Bob Dorr had been involved with the station since 1972, producing programs of classic rock and roll recordings and live concerts featuring Iowa talent. He is also a harmonica player and heads the blues band, The Blue Band; which was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Dorr retired from full-time broadcasting in 2009 but plans to produce occasional shows in the future.

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  1. ^ University of Northern Iowa. "KUNI/KHKE Station Info". Retrieved 2008-01-26. [dead link]

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