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Station Info

Student in KALA studio

Located on the second floor of St. Ambrose University's Galvin Fine Arts and Communications Center in Davenport, Iowa. The mission of KALA-FM is to provide a broadcast quality learning lab for St. Ambrose University's Communication students and serve the Quad Cities community with diverse music, news, and information.

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Quick Facts

88.5 MHz on the FM broadcast band. (10,000 watts, stereo)
Translator on 106.1 MHz
(Coverage of the entire metro area: 377,625 est. population, 2008)
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24 Hours Daily


Jazz, blues, world, urban adult contemporary, new rock, Hispanic, Latin jazz, gospel; public service programming (syndicated and locally-produced); local, state, and national news. Occasional live music features, news, and live home/remote coverage of St. Ambrose University sports events.


Public Radio International/National Public Radio, National Association of Community Broadcasters, American Public Radio, Longhorn Radio Network.


Three state-of-the-art digital production and one on-air studio, satellite down links. Working music archive includes some 8,000 vinyl albums, and more than 40,000 CDs. Licensed commercial music library and sound effects.


Program underwriting and production rates available upon request.


We adhere to the Public Media Code of Integrity