Station Information

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.


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)
Coverage Area Map


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

More Station Information

KALA Community Advisory Board
Jazz - Leodis Doc Anderson
Community - Valerie Davis
Grad Alum - Tony Forlini
UG students - Jacob Hannon and Danielle Beresel
Spanish - Alvaro Macias
Alumnus - Dave Coopman
MVBS rep - Robert Covemaker
David Baker - ex officio
Ken Colwell - ex officio
Johnna Kerres - ex officio

David Baker, Chief Operator
Jon Anderson

Financial Information (pdf)

Local Content and Services (pdf)


Public Media Integrity Project

Public broadcasters have adopted shared principles to strengthen the trust and integrity that communities expect of valued public service institutions.

To learn more about the Public Media Integrity Project click here.

The Public Media Code of Integrity was developed by the Affinity Group Coalition and the Station Resource Group, collectively representing public television and radio stations and service organizations from across the country, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


Dave Baker, Chief Operator

KALA Radio
Galvin Fine Arts Center
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
fax 563-333-5218

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