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KUER can be heard throughout the state of Utah and into surrounding states by way of one of the most extensive translator systems in the country. Tune to us in your community!

KUER broadcasts at 90.1 FM from a transmitter at 8,446 feet on Mt. Vision in the Oquirrh Mountains. From there, our signal travels by way of a network of 35 translators.

Due to signal blockage by mountains and attenuation by distance, our signal is not found at 90.1 throughout the entire state. Use the list of translators to find KUER's frequency in your area.

Please note: The complicated topography that makes Utah such a beautiful place also makes it a difficult state to cover with a consistent radio signal. KUER's signal may not reach some low-lying areas or spots surrounded by high mountains. For information on the signal in your area, or to try to fix a problem, see our list of questions asked of the engineer (see below). Or to report a problem you haven't been able to fix, contact the engineer, Lewis Downey.

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Ask the Engineer:

Here are some questions frequently asked of our engineer, Lewis Downey. If you're having trouble receiving KUER where you live, check the questions below to see if the answer to your problem is there.

Where can I find KUER in my area?

KUER's signal is most commonly carried at 90.1 on your FM dial. In some areas of the state, however, our signal is at a different frequency. Check the Frequency List to find KUER's frequency in your community.

Where is KUER's transmitter?

KUER's transmitter is high atop Mt. Vision in the Oquirrh Mountains. The signal is carried throughout Utah by way of a network of 30 translators, which repeat the signal broadcast by the transmitter. If you live off of the Wasatch Front, you most likely hear us by way of a translator.

Why does KUER's signal get messed up when I'm driving downtown?

You're experiencing what's called "multi-path distortion." In the downtown area, radio signals bounce off of buildings, so you car radio will often pick up our signal from 2 or more directions, causing distortion. If you inch your car forward or backward slightly when you're at a stoplight, the signal should clear up.

Why is KUER's signal fuzzy on my home stereo?

"Multi-path distortion" is most likely the culprit here, too. A nearby building, wall, or even mountain may be bouncing the signal to your home receiver and interfering with the main signal you're getting directly from the transmitter or translator. Try moving your stereo's antenna at least six inches in all different directions. You should be able to find a spot where the antenna picks up just one signal.

I've tried everything and I'm still hearing "noise" at KUER's frequency. What should I do?

Call or e-mail us! It IS difficult to pick up our signal in some areas, because of a signal shadow from a nearby mountain, because you're in a very low-lying area, or for some other geographic region. The problem may be something we can do something about, though, like a malfunction in our transmission hardware or at the translator in your area. You are our first line of defense when it comes to transmission problems, though, so let us know right away!

Why am I hearing a different station on KUER's frequency?

If moving your antenna to end "multi-path distortion" (my new favorite term) doesn't help, contact us! The problem could be fairly serious for our signal and we need to look into it. If you listen to us on a translator (outside the Wasatch Front), there may be a more powerful transmitter broadcasting in the area, and we need to check things out with the FCC.

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