KCLU expands reach in California


Broadcast TowerCalifornia Lutheran University’s NPR affiliate KCLU-FM Ventura County-Santa Barbara is expanding its reach to include northern Santa Barbara County and southern San Luis Obispo County on KCLM-FM 89.7 FM in Santa Maria. It’s 2,450 watts @ 569 meters.

It plans to begin broadcasting to listeners in the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria, Lompoc, Nipomo, Guadalupe and the Five Cities area on 6/18, says The Lompoc Record.

Chosen specifically to serve the needs of listeners in this area, the programming will vary from what is broadcast by KCLU throughout Ventura County on 88.3 FM and in Santa Barbara and surrounding cities on 102.3 FM and 1340 AM, according to a spokesperson.

A community service of California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, KCLU debuted in Ventura County in 1994, and the signal was expanded to include Santa Barbara and part of Montecito four years later.