Radio Signal FAQ
Where can I find KUER in my area?
KUER's signal is most commonly carried at 90.1 FM in the Salt Lake metro area and along the Wasatch Front. Elsewhere in the state, our signal is found on a variety of FM frequencies. Find the frequency closest to you or use our station finder.
Where is KUER's transmitter?
KUER's transmitter is high atop Farnsworth Peak in the Oquirrh Mountains. The signal is carried throughout Utah by way of a network of 33 translators, which repeat the signal broadcast by the transmitter. We also have five full-service FM stations located around Utah: KUEU 90.5 in Logan, KUHU 89.3 in Roosevelt, KUOU 88.1 in Monticello, KUXU 88.3 in Monroe and KUQU 93.9 in Enoch.
Why can’t I hear KUER on the frequency I normally use? Are you off the air?
Possibly. Please consult our signal outages page, where we list all known issues with our statewide network. Don’t see your signal? Report your issue.
Why does KUER's signal get messed up when I'm driving downtown?
You're experiencing what's called "multi-path distortion." In the downtown area, radio signals bounce off of buildings, so you car radio will often pick up our signal from two or more directions, causing distortion. If you inch your car forward or backward slightly when you're at a stoplight, the signal should clear up.
Why is KUER's signal fuzzy on my home stereo?
"Multi-path distortion" is most likely the culprit here, too. A nearby building, wall, or even mountain may be bouncing the signal to your home receiver and interfering with the main signal you're getting directly from the transmitter or translator. Try moving your stereo's antenna at least six inches in all different directions. You should be able to find a spot where the antenna picks up just one signal.
I've tried everything and I'm still hearing "noise" at KUER's frequency. What should I do?
Call or e-mail Lewis! It IS difficult to pick up our signal in some areas, because of a signal shadow from a nearby mountain, because you're in a very low-lying area, or for some other geographic region. However, the problem may be something we can do something about, like a malfunction in our transmission hardware or at the translator in your area. You are our first line of defense when it comes to transmission problems, though, so let us know right away!
Why am I hearing a different station on KUER's frequency?
If moving your antenna to end multi-path distortion doesn't help, contact us! The problem could be fairly serious for our signal and we need to look into it.