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KALX
Broadcast area Berkeley, California
First air date 1962
Frequency 90.7 (MHz)
Format College radio/Freeform
ERP 500 watts
HAAT 238 m
Class A
Callsign meaning KALifornia
Owner University of California, Berkeley
Webcast Listen Live
Website kalx.berkeley.edu

KALX is a freeform FM radio station that broadcasts from the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California. KALX, a community- and student-run radio station licensed to the University of California, Berkeley, broadcasts at 90.7 FM in stereo with 500 watts of power. The station employs three full-time paid staff members, but is largely run by its nearly 300 volunteers, including Berkeley students and other members of the local community. Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern California, in the United States. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... College radio (also known as university radio, campus radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college or university. ... Freeform, or freeform radio, is a radio station programming format in which the disc jockey is given total control over what music to play, regardless of music genre or commercial interests. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... HAAT is used extensively in radio, as it is actually much more important than power. ... The metre, or meter (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... This is a list of broadcast station classes applicable in much of North America under international agreements between the United States, Canada and Mexico. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... A webcast is a live media file distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Freeform, or freeform radio, is a radio station programming format in which the disc jockey is given total control over what music to play, regardless of music genre or commercial interests. ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern California, in the United States. ... The United States government requires users of radio spectrum to obtain a broadcast license to use the airwaves, except for low-powered transmitters like CBs and Walkie Talkies. ... Label for 2. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into electricity. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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History

The station originally began broadcasting in 1962, as a carrier current station. By 1966, KALX (then known as Radio KAL, the call letters being derived from Berkeley's nickname "Cal") had moved from Berkeley's dormitories to Dwinelle Hall on campus, and Berkeley administrators began investigating the possibility of applying for a broadcast frequency for the station. KALX received its broadcast license and made its first FM broadcast, with 10 watts of power, in 1967. In 1981, the station began a successful fundraising drive to boost its power level to the present-day 500 watts, a level that was reached in 1982. [1] Carrier current is a method of low-power broadcasting that uses the electrical system of a building to distribute an AM radio signal. ... In radio (including television), a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for amateur, broadcast, and sometimes military radio use, as well as for broadcast television. ... A typical American college dorm room A dormitory or dorm is a place to sleep. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Radio waves. ... Fundraising is the process of soliciting and gathering money or other gifts in-kind, by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies. ...


Format

As a freeform radio station, KALX requires each DJ to play diverse styles of music within the course of a single show. The station's web site explains: For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Radio broadcasts have been a popular entertainment since the 1910s, though popularity has declined a little in some countries since television became widespread. ...

As part of our mission to educate, every KALX DJ is encouraged to play a variety of musical styles and genres. Rather than segregating music into limited boxes, this philosophy is an attempt to entertain the listener while broadening their musical experience.

Generally, DJs are encouraged to play three distinct musical genres during their show, plus four cuts from recently released albums per hour. For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ...


KALX offers a diverse range of public affairs programming. KALX functions as a great resource to the Berkeley community by offering many kinds of Public Service Announcements throughout its daily broadcast. A public service announcement (PSA) or community service announcement (CSA) is a non-commercial advertisement typically on radio or television, ostensibly broadcast for the public good. ...


For a time in the 1970s, KALX was the flagship station of Major League Baseball's Oakland A's. At the time, it was all but unlistenable 10 miles from Oakland Coliseum. MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Oakland Athletics American League AAA Sacramento River Cats AA Midland RockHounds A Stockton Ports Kane County Cougars Vancouver Canadians R Phoenix Athletics The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. ... McAfee Coliseum is a stadium located in Oakland, California that is used for football and baseball games. ...


See also

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External links

University of California, Berkeley
Life

ASUC • Cal Band • The Daily CalifornianDeCalHousingKALX Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... Eshleman hall, home of the ASUCs administrative offices The Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) is the student government representing the students of UC Berkeley. ... The Cal Band is the marching band for the University of California, Berkeley. ... The Daily Californian (or Daily Cal) is an independent, student-run newspaper that serves the University of California, Berkeley campus and its surrounding community. ... Democratic Education at Cal, commonly referred to as DeCal is a popular educational program at the University of California, Berkeley where classes are sponsored by professors and taught by students of the university. ... The University of California, Berkeley has various student housing facilities, some run by the office of Residential and Student Service Programs, and others by off-campus entities. ...


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KALX is a freeform FM radio station that broadcasts from the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California.
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By 1966, KALX (then known as Radio KAL, the call letters being derived from Berkeley's nickname "Cal") had moved from Berkeley's dormitories to Dwinelle Hall on campus, and Berkeley administrators began investigating the possibility of applying for a broadcast frequency for the station.
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