What is Public Radio?

Public radio, also known as non-commercial educational radio, is designed to inform, educate, and enhance the lives of the public.

In contrast to commercial radio, public radio tends to be licensed to educational institutions and community organizations.

Public radio is funded in a variety of ways, including contributions from community members, underwriting from local businesses, and funding from various organizations like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting or educational institutions.

The public radio stations participating in EARS include:

KLCC 89.7 FM: Eugene's NPR member station, licensed to Lane Community College, with studios in downtown Eugene.

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KRVM 91.9 FM: With "Real Variety in Music" and licensed to Eugene School District 4J. Offering students the opportunity to try radio broadcasting.

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KRVM 1280 AM: Programmed and funded by Jefferson Public Radio. Also broadcasts 4J School Board meetings.

KWVA 88.1 FM: The University of Oregon student-run station. The "Willamette Valley Alternative" provides music of all genres, news, and sports programming produced by students and community volunteers.

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