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KBYU-FM
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City of license Provo, Utah
Broadcast area Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, Utah
Branding Classical 89
Frequency 89.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
89.1-HD2 for BYU Radio
Format Classical
ERP 30,000 watts
HAAT 907 meters
Class C
Facility ID 6825
Callsign meaning Brigham Young University
Owner Brigham Young University
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.kbyufm.org

KBYU-FM is a classical music radio station run by Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Nicknamed Classical 89, the station's frequency is 89.1 MHz. It transmits at an effective radiated power of 30 kW. Its transmitting tower is located on a peak of the Oquirrh Mountains northwest of the university campus, and southwest of Salt Lake City, the largest nearby metropolitan market.

The station previously broadcast at a frequency of 88.9 MHz; the frequency was shifted in 1988 by directive of the FCC, to alleviate interference for nearby frequencies used for aerial navigation, and to allow for a new full-power station to be built on 99.5 in the Salt Lake market.

The station presently broadcasts around the clock, having gone to that schedule in 1986. The station was originally set up to offer broadcasting experience to students of the university, but it has gradually moved to an all-professional staff of announcers, although students still play a critical role behind the scenes. Often students help with pre-recorded weekend and overnight programming.

The station is operated as a non-profit corporation, and employs several fundraisers during the year to raise a portion of its programming revenue (its operating budget is furnished by the university). The resulting programming budget is used to provide presentations of Utah Symphony concerts and other locally-produced music productions, and to provide access to national programming.

In 2006, KBYU-FM began broadcasting an 'HD Radio' signal along with its main signal, and subsequently began rebroadcasting its 'BYU Radio' service on its HD2 signal.

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