Throughout four decades of programming, Trinity University’s KRTU has been consistently committed to one thing: San Antonio.
Founded in 1976 as “fresh air for San Antonio,” 91.7 FM went live on Jan. 23 at just 50 watts. The noncommercial educational radio station was the brainchild of a few industrious and quite driven communication arts students. The founding group believed that Trinity University and the San Antonio community needed a college radio station that would reflect both campus life and important cultural developments in the city – backed by a unique and diverse soundtrack.
Forty-two years later, the “little station that can” is now broadcasting at 30,000 watts and is run by a professional staff of six with more than 50 community hosts serving all of San Antonio and the surrounding region, including the Hill Country. KRTU embraces its role as a leader in commercial-free, listener-supported radio specializing in diverse music programming that is locally curated and showcases regional musicians, with a focus on community outreach and education.