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City of license McKinney, Texas
Broadcast area Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton/McKinney/Sherman
Branding 88.1 The One
Frequency 88.1 MHz
First air date October 31, 1969
Format Jazz
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 135 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 69003
Callsign meaning North Texas State University
Owner University of North Texas
Webcast Listen Live

KNTU (88.1 FM) is the campus radio station of the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. The signal of the station covers much of the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex of North Texas with a format of news and primarily jazz music. Any University of North Texas student is welcome to work at the station, but most of the staff consists of those majoring in Radio, Television, and Film or Journalism.


  • Programming 1
  • Local features 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4


Old KNTU 88.1 The One logo used until 2007.

In addition to its main format of jazz, KNTU presents several specialty programs:

  • La Pura Onda: Tejano music (Sat. 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
  • And Seldom Is Heard: classical musical from the old masters to contemporary (Sun. 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)
  • Musical Starstreams: exotic electronica (Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and encore broadcast the following Sat. midnight to 2:00 a.m.)
  • The North Texas Jukebox: request show covering any and all genres (Sun. 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
  • Infrequent Exposure: DFW Metroplex bands (Sat. 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

Local features

  • The Live Wire: A daily jazz concert calendar
  • NT Notebook: Events and activities calendar focusing on the three University of North Texas campuses (Denton, Dallas, and Health Science Center at Fort Worth)

In addition, KNTU students produce a weeknight newscast, The Late Edition, which was recognized in 2004 by the Broadcast Educators Association as "Best Student Newscast in the Nation," and simulcasts WFAA's News 8 at Six (weekdays).

See also

External links

  • KNTU website
  • University of North Texas Department of Radio, Television and Film
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for KNTU
  • Radio-Locator information on KNTU
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KNTU
  • DFW Radio/TV History

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