About KMSU

The Maverick KMSU 89.7 FM Minnesota State University Mankato window decal on the radio station window

KMSU began broadcasting as a non-commercial, educational FM radio station on January 7th, 1963. Back then we had a ten watt signal that transmitted from the Mankato State Teachers College located on the Old Main campus, and our schedule was filled with classical and popular music, as well as news and discussion. Today KMSU has a 20,000 watt signal that reaches thoughout southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, and you can also hear us worldwide via the internet and our KMSU streaming app.

The core of KMSU's schedule is produced by volunteers. They're your friends and neighbors, and they believe in an independent media voice. They love music and their community, and they work hard to create programming that you won't find anywhere else on the radio dial. From rock to country, world music to experimental sounds, news to nonsense, there's not much that you can't discover on this wonderful little radio station. If you listen to KMSU during your day, it's likely because you know you've found something truly unique that you won't find anywhere else.

The most important part of KMSU, however, is you. We're a public educational community radio station, and your continued support allows us to keep producing our one-of-a-kind programming. You're the community in community radio, and we're so grateful to have you in our corner. Thank you for being the best radio listeners in the biz. There's a reason we call you Radio Heroes!

There have been many changes over the years, but the KMSU that you hear today is just as diverse and unique as the community we serve. We've been here for six decades, and we're looking forward to being here for many more.