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What is KALA-FM?

KALA-FM is a non-commercial radio station operated by St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA. It transmits on 88.5 mHz operating at 10,000 Watts, serving the Quad-City region and surrounding area. KALA also has a translator K291BP which retransmits on 106.1 mHz at 250 watts.

What is KALA-FM's HD Radio Signal?

KALA also broadcasts two HD (Hybrid Digital) radio channels, KALA HD-1 and KALA HD-2. A radio receiver capable of receiving HD signals is required to receive these two digital channels. HD radio offers a higher quality sound on multiple subcarriers. A standard FM radio receiver is all that is needed to receive KALA's main (analog) signal.

KALA HD-1 offers a digital version of the main KALA programming channel, while KALA HD-2 provides a secondary programming outlet not heard on the main (analog) frequency. An Analog version of HD-2 digital progrmming can be heard on 106.1 FM.

For more information about HD radio broadcasting and products, go to Many retailers now have HD radio receivers in their stores or online. Look for products with the HD RadioTM logo.

SignalsHD Radio requiredProgramming
88.5 Analog No Analog form of Main
88.5 HD-1 Yes Digital form of Main
88.5 HD-2 Yes Digital form of Secondary
106.1 Analog No Analog form of Secendary


If you don't have a HD Radio capable radio, you can listen to KALA's analog signals for main and secondary programming on 88.5 and 106.1, respectively. HD radio can listen to both digital and analog signals. Here are links to HD-1 Programming Block Schedule and HD-2 Programming Block for a listing of genres that we feature on our station.

What are KALA's telephone numbers?

The DJ request line is 563-333-6216; The fax number is 563-333-6218; Public Service Announcement (PSA) information number is 563-333-6450; Main office number is 563-333-6219.