ABOUT KUWS

KUWS is a co-curricular activity of the Communicating Arts Department at UW-Superior. Our studios and office are located on the third floor (room 3160) of the Holden Fine Arts Center on the campus of UW-Superior. KUWS broadcasts talk programming from the Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio, in addition to student-produced music programs such as "91 Jazz Street" and "The Dean's List," and public affairs programs such as "Final Edition." KUWS is the home of UW-Superior Yellowjacket Hockey and Basketball. We broadcast at a power of 83,000 watts from an antenna on Duluth's hill. Here's a map of our coverage area. More technical information is available here. Our studios are also home to 89.9 WHSA, transmitting from Brule. WHSA broadcasts Wisconsin Public Radio's NPR News and Classical Music network.

History:
KUWS began in fall 1966 as WSSU, the first stereo station in the Twin Ports. WSSU became KUWS in 1987. The station was strictly a campus/student radio station until 1990, when KUWS affiliated with Wisconsin Public Radio to bring the Ideas network to northwestern Wisconsin and WPR to Superior. KUWS' power was upgraded from 940 to 83,000 watts in early 1991.

Contact Information:
KUWS Radio
1805 Catlin Avenue
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

Music promoters: indicate type of music after "KUWS Radio"
Phone: (715) 394-8530  (800) 300-8530
Fax: (715) 394-8404

Who's Who [Click on the names to send e-mail]
John Munson-Station Manager and WPR Northern Regional Manager
Mike Simonson-News Director and WPR Northern Bureau Correspondent
Rudy Listing-Chief Engineer
Kim Gustafson-Office Manager
Sara Broshofske-Jazz Director
John Munson/Patrick Lilja-Sports Director

Deans List Directors-Walt Dizzo


Who Can Work at KUWS?
Anybody. No experience is required. UWS students can earn their work-study money or practicum credits at KUWS in jobs both on and off the air. KUWS also welcomes volunteers from the campus and community. Contact John Munson for more information.