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Lindsay Waltner ’13

KBCU-FM 88.1

Bethel College Radio


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About KBCU

KBCU-FM 88.1 is a 24-hour non-commercial, not-for-profit radio station that broadcasts from the campus of Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. KBCU:

  • broadcasts Bethel College athletic events.
  • reaches all of Newton and much of Harvey County.
  • is operated and staffed by more than three dozen Bethel students and a faculty advisor.
  • allows Bethel College students the opportunity to receive academic credit for their radio participation.
  • was the first mass-media broadcast experience for many Bethel alumni who have gone on to successful careers in the mass media and broadcasting industries.
  • has excellent facilities for broadcast and production that give students a real-world experience in broadcast media.
  • has a wide range of student programming, including rock, hip-hop, alternative, Latin, contemporary Christian and sports talk shows.
  • is affiliated with the Pacifica Radio Network.
  • is part of a long-standing Bethel tradition in radio that has its roots in the 1930s.

KBCU needs your support!

Please consider giving a gift to Bethel College for KBCU. Be sure to specify in the "Gift Destination" box the portion of your gift that you’d like to go to KBCU.

We appreciate your generosity.

Please contact us with any requests, questions, comments or ideas. Your input is appreciated!