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KUSC
KPSC, KDSC, KQSC & KESC
KUSC-FM.png
Broadcast area Los Angeles, California
Palm Springs, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Santa Barbara, California
Morro Bay, California
Frequency KUSC: 91.5 MHz
(also on HD Radio)
Repeaters KPSC: 88.5 MHz
(also on HD Radio)


KDSC: 91.1 MHz
(also on HD Radio)
KQSC: 88.7 MHz
(also on HD Radio)


KESC: 99.7 MHz
(also on HD Radio)
Format Classical music
ERP KUSC: 39,000 watts
KPSC: 1,250 watts
KDSC: 4,800 watts
KQSC: 12,000 watts
KESC: 285 watts
HAAT KUSC: 891 meters
KPSC: 179 meters
KDSC: 390 meters
KQSC: 264 meters
KESC: 454 meters
Class KUSC: B
KPSC: A
KDSC: B
KQSC: B
KESC: A
Facility ID KUSC: 69318
KPSC: 69394
KDSC: 69116
KQSC: 69085
KESC: 58653
Callsign meaning K
University of
Southern
California
Owner University of Southern California
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.kusc.org

KUSC (91.5 MHz FM) is a listener-supported classical music radio station broadcasting from downtown Los Angeles, California, USA.[1] KUSC is owned and operated by the University of Southern California, which also operates student-run KSCR. It is the largest non-profit classical music station in the country and the only classical radio station in the Greater Los Angeles Area (following K-Mozart's conversion to talk radio on October 29, 2007) (although KDB (FM) is a second classical music station for the Santa Barbara area, where KUSC is also available).

Notable local programming[2] includes Dennis Bartel's weekday morning show, Rich Capparela's weekday afternoon program, Jim Svejda's weekday evening show, Duff Murphy's Saturday opera show, and special features by Gail Eichenthal. Other announcers include Alan Chapman, Charles Andrews and Kimberlea Daggy.

The station holds three membership drives annually to help support operational costs. These drives usually last less than ten days. Corporate sponsors include Lexus, Miramax Films, University of Redlands, Universal Music Group, City of Hope National Medical Center and Providence Health & Services.

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Transmitter network

Transmitter Location Power (measured in watts)
KUSC 91.5 Los Angeles 39,000
KPSC 88.5 Palm Springs 1,250
KDSC 91.1 (†) Thousand Oaks 4,800
KQSC 88.7 Santa Barbara 12,000
KESC 99.7 (‡) Morro Bay 285

KDSC is non-directional (fcc.gov). Coverage pattern is not circular due to mountains to the NE which block line-of-sight FM transmissions. Any interference with the 91.1 (XETRA-FM) in Mexico goes both ways and is caused by a phenomenon called 'ducting'. Ducting occurs most often along coastal areas, particularly during spring and fall when temperature inversions occur. Ducting causes VHF signals to travel further than normal. All VHF signals experience periodic interference from this phenomenon. (FM is in the VHF band just above TV channel 6.)

KESC was formerly KXTY.

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