KCUW-LP - FM 104.3 - Pendleton, OR

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Umatilla Reservation Community Radio

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KCUW is a low power (100 watt), non-commercial radio station broadcasting from the Umatilla Indian Reservation. KCUW is owned by the CTUIR and operated primarily by volunteers, under the leadership of the CTUIR Public Affairs Office. KCUW-LP FM Radio is a project of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian ... See more Reservation. The CTUIR sees KCUW-LP FM Radio as a new and creative means of reaching out to, and giving the Umatilla Reservation community a strong and active voice. KCUW-LP FM strives to provide high quality local news, health and lifestyle information, music and entertainment, sports, community events, discussions on issues of local interest, and other programs of interest to the Umatilla Reservation community. Background -- Community Radio The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) grants licenses to two types of radio stations: commercial and non-commercial. Commercial radio stations are licensed to a group of investors who make money on station profits. Non-commercial radio stations are licensed to a variety of non-profit entities ranging from state agencies to school boards, universities, and community groups. Historically, most non-commercial stations were owned, operated, and financed by educational institutions. But since 1949, when the first Pacifica station was founded, non-commercial licenses have been granted to non-profit corporations of community individuals. These are community radio stations. KCUW-LP is a non-commercial community station. Background -- KCUW-LP FM In January 2000, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules creating a new, low power FM radio (LPFM) service. Under these rules, small community groups are allowed to reach out via ordinary radio signals to listeners in local areas. In April 2000, the Commission began soliciting for applications from community groups who wished to start stations under these new rules. Applicants were to be non-commercial, local groups. CTUIR applied for a 100-watt station from the FCC in 2001. A construction permit was issued to the CTUIR on Aug. 6, 2002. The license is held by CTUIR. KCUW-LP FM broadcasts at 104.3 FM (before Feb. 25, 2009 it broadcast at 101.1 FM). The station has 100 watts of effective radiated power (ERP) and broadcasts to the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Pendleton, Oregon. It is a non-profit, non-commercial station, supported by its listeners, underwriters and CTUIR. The call letters -- KCUW -- represent the three tribes that make up the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation: Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla.As a project of CTUIR, KCUW-LP FM is operated by the CTUIR Public Affairs Office and is supported at a grass roots level with a team of volunteers. Funding is contributed by businesses, organizations, and individuals throughout the communities we serve.KCUW's startup budget was comprised of funds from the CTUIR, the US Federal Emergency Management Agency, and grants from the Oregon Community Foundation and the Wildhorse Foundation.The operating budget will be raised by seeking grants, underwriting donations from businesses, donations by individuals/members, and other funding sources.

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