Idaho Falls Public-Radio Fans Tuning in to KISU-FM at 91.3
Idaho State University's Pocatellobased radio station, KISU-FM, established a long-anticipated presence in the Idaho Falls area in April after acquiring a translator on Iona Butte.
Broadcasting a strong signal at 91.3 on the radio dial, KISU now brings listeners such public-radio mainstays as National Public Radio's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and Car Talk.
These programs also are carried by KBYI-FM, the station operated by Brigham Young University-Idaho. However, KISU listeners get such additional secular programming as WHYY's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Talk of the Nation, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, Public Radio International's Whad'Ya Know with Michael Feldman and Chicago Public Radio's This American Life with Ira Glass.
KISU is a non-commercial station funded through student fees and listener donations.
The station offers an eclectic array of music, including World Café, jazz, and both locally-produced and network music programs.
KISU General Manager Jerry Miller says Idaho Falls listeners have long awaited his station's programming.
"Ever since KISU first went on the air in June of 1999," Miller said, "residents of the Idaho Falls area have been very creative in their efforts to listen to the station at 91.1. Some have resorted to listening online from their home or office through the station's Web site at www.kisu.org. Others have found themselves sitting in their cars longer than normal because their car receiver is better than the one they have in their house."
KISU now becomes the second public radio station with coverage in Idaho Falls, joining KBYI-FM from Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.
Listeners with questions or comments, or who want to support the station financially, can contact Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (208) 282-2688.