About | KUER 90.1


Table of Contents:

About KUER | Mission Statement | Report to the Community | Local News | Senior Management | Funding | Public Files | Advisory Board Members | Advisory Board Meetings | Community Feedback Form | Statement From KUER's Inclusion And Diversity Committee

About KUER

KUER public radio, a charter member of National Public Radio (NPR), broadcasts from the Eccles Broadcast Center at The University of Utah. KUER 90.1 is a 501(c)3 non-profit and is a tax-exempt organization that provides a commercial-free mix of NPR, BBC and local news to thousands of listeners throughout Utah and beyond through its extensive translator network. In addition to its FM channel at 90.1, KUER also broadcasts two additional channels in high-definition (HD). KUER2 features the BBC World Service, and KUER3 offers traditional and contemporary classical music. KUER 90.1 and its HD channels can be streamed online at www.kuer.org and with KUER's mobile app for iPhoneiPad, and Android.

To learn more about KUER's history, click here.

We want to hear from you! Help us better fulfill your needs by filling out our Community Feedback Form here.

KUER 90.1's Mission Statement

It is our fundamental belief that information and public engagement enrich a community. To that end, KUER 90.1 is intensely committed to building a community of world citizens through story and art, discussion and debate, sound and creativity. Our work is driven by our Public Service Mission: KUER enhances the lives of its audience with a blend of news, information and entertainment in an unbiased, non-commercial context and creates an ongoing source of service and support vital to community organizations.

2019 Report to the Community

Credit Renee Bright/KUER

In 2019, KUER increased our statewide coverage by creating two new bureaus in southern Utah and continuing work on our St. George signal. We also launched a national podcast, Preach, and revamped our flagship program, RadioWest. Check out our 2019 infographic for more details about our growth over the year.

KUER's Local News

KUER is home to an award-winning news team. KUER's local news features include short and long-form stories, ranging in topics from health and politics to the environment and the arts. KUER's local interview program, RadioWest, explores the way the world works with guests like Desmond Tutu, E.L. Doctorow and Diane Rehm.

Senior Management

Maria O'Mara, Executive Director

Joel Meyer, Station Manager

Ja'Naye Payne, Associate Director of Philanthropy

Elaine Clark, News Director

Andrew Becker, Executive Editor for Special Projects

Doug Fabrizio, RadioWest Producer & Host

Lewis Downey, Engineer

Tricia Bobeda, Director of Audience Development

KUER’s Studios and administrative offices are located in the Eccles Broadcast Center on the U of U campus:
Eccles Broadcast Center
101 S Wasatch Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

KUER's Funding

The majority of KUER's funding comes from individual listener contributions and support from corporations and foundations. Financial support also comes from The University of Utah, the corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and other miscellaneous sources.

Click here for a list of the businesses and corporations that financially contribute to, or underwrite, KUER.

KUER Public Files

KUER Public Integrity Document

KUER's Governing Board

KUER's license to broadcast is held by The University of Utah. The University of Utah, founded in 1850, is the first and largest public higher education institution in the state. It is one of ten colleges and universities in the Utah System of Higher Education. The Utah State Board of Regents, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Utah State Senate, administers the system.

The governing board is the University of Utah Board of Trustees. A list of current members is listed on the University of Utah Board of Trustees website https://admin.utah.edu/board-of-trustees/. For meeting dates and times, visit https://admin.utah.edu/board-of-trustees/meeting-schedule/.

Please click the following links to open new browser windows to the Web site of the University of Utah, the Utah State Board of Regents Web site, the Web site of the governor of Utah, and the Utah State Senate Web site for more information.

KUER's Advisory Board - click here to view

KUER's Open Meeting Policy - KUER holds open advisory meetings at the Eccles Broadcast Center - 101 S. Wasatch Drive, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112. Below is a list of all meetings scheduled to-date for fiscal year 2020. All advisory board meetings will be held on these dates from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM at the Eccles Broadcast Center unless otherwise stated:

KUER Advisory Board Meetings:

  • Thursday, September 10, 2020
  • Thursday, November 12, 2020
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 

KUER Diversity & Inclusion Meetings:

  • Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 1:00 - 2:00 pm. This meeting will be held via Zoom because of COVID-19 - for information about how to join, please contact Molly Noonan @ mnoonan@pbsutah.org.