89.7 KACU-FM signed on June 2, 1986. On that date, transition from a carrier current campus station to a 33,000-watt FM National Public Radio broadcast affiliate became complete.
Now in our 25 st year, 89.7 KACU has been broadcasting the news coverage from National Public Radio, a variety of quality daytime music and nighttime classical, and an assortment of programs to inform, amuse, and entertain our listeners in the Big Country. KACU programming is provided by American Public Media, Public Radio International and BBC World Service.
89.7 KACU broadcasts from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. The station broadcasts to 17 counties in the Texas Midwest region.
KACU's phone number is 325-674-2441. Our fax number is 325-674-2417. Our mailing address is Box 27820 Abilene, TX 79699.
For a copy of the Articles of Incorporation of KACU, Inc.:
Mail request to:
ACU Box 27820,
Abilene, TX 79699
John Best, Director of Broadcast Operations, KACU-FM and KUF-TV
John became General Manager of KACU in 2001 and a degree in classical music from Hardin Simmons University and a masters degree in digital media from Abilene Christian University. John manages 89.7 KACU-FM and KUF-TV Channel 7. He can be reached at 325.674.2438 or by email email@example.com Myra Dean, Development Director
Myra markets business and corporate underwriting and coordinates public relations for the station. She is part of the Development Team. Before becoming an employee at KACU, Myra was an avid fan and on-air guest. She has a Master’s degree from Hardin Simmons University plus years of management and marketing experience. Contact her at 325.674. 2437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Sandy Byers, Traffic Manager
Sandy is KACU’s Traffic Manager and Administrative Assistant. She was honored as Outstanding Staff of ACU. Sandy manages customer service, the station logs, coordinates in-house activities and has kept the station running for over 20 years. Contact her at 325.674.2441 or by email email@example.com James Thompson, Senior Broadcast Engineer
A nationally certified engineer, James maintains all studio and broadcast operations: computer automation, transmitter, and tower for KACU and KUF-TV. James trained on aviation navigation systems in the Air Force, receiving an associate’s degree from Community College of the Air Force. Contact him at 325.674.2426 or firstname.lastname@example.org Dave Smith, Operations Manager
An ACU graduate with a B.S. in Electronic Media, Dave manages the daily operation of KACU, oversees production and trains our student announcers. Dave also produces his own syndicated program, “The Appetizer” heard Saturday evenings on KACU. Contact Dave at 325.674.2392 or email email@example.com