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KLCC is 'NPR for Oregonians'
KLCC is a network of ten non-commercial FM signals serving western and central Oregon from studios in Eugene. KLCC serves Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis, and Albany via its signal at 89.7 FM. Five additional full power stations provide programming to Bend, Roseburg, Newport-Lincoln City, Reedsport, and Florence, Oregon. KLCC programming is available in many rural communities through translator stations in Cottage Grove, Oakridge, Riddle and Sisters, as well as streaming at KLCC.org.

To engage the mind, enrich the spirit, and deepen understanding of our community and our world.

KLCC consistently ranks among the most listened-to radio stations in the Eugene-Springfield metro and western Oregon survey area. The station reaches approximately 90,000 weekly listeners on-air, with thousands more reading and listening to its content online. KLCC is a charter member of National Public Radio (NPR), and the primary FM outlet for NPR programming in the Eugene-Springfield market. More than two-thirds of KLCC’s operating funds are provided by member contributions and business underwriting. Additional funding for transformational initiatives is generated by the Amplifying Oregon Voices campaign, which will reach $3 Million in 2024.

KLCC’s programming ranges from fact-based journalism about local, regional, national, and international issues to coverage of local arts, events, and cultural celebrations. The station’s growing news department produces daily content for on-air and online audiences and has earned recognition for “Overall Excellence” in its division for five consecutive years by the Radio and Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). Other recent RTNDA honors include ‘best newscast,’ breaking news and news writing. KLCC is a member of the Northwest News Network and regularly shares content with nonprofit broadcasters such as Oregon Public Broadcasting and Jefferson Public Radio, as well as numerous publications throughout the state.

KLCC is the producer of the public affairs program Oregon On The Record, featuring discussions on issues ranging from crime to education. The podcast Oregon Grapevine interviews thought leaders and changemakers, while KLCC’s Oregon Rainmakers turns a spotlight on local business and government. Community discussions and reporting series are a regular part of KLCC’s service, on such recent topics as racism in Oregon education, environmental resilience and the changing nature of work. Programming is supplemented with long-running regular features on theater, gardening and visual arts. KLCC received the HOPE Award from the Lane County Department of Public Health for its special public interest programming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

KLCC’s on-air programming is accompanied by an equally robust digital presence. KLCC.org ranks among the region’s leading online news sources and the digital publication KLCC Extra! is delivered by email each weekday to thousands of subscribers. The Shortcut is a dynamic online portal for event listings and feature reporting on Oregon art and cultural initiatives.

Daily news and discussion programs share time in the schedule with an array of eclectic music and cultural offerings that are under-represented on commercial radio in the region. Jazz, folk, and Americana each have a home and KLCC’s Ahora Sí has been serving the region’s Latinx community for three decades.

KLCC is licensed to Lane Community College and operated with support from The KLCC Public Radio Foundation, a community-led 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

KLCC News aspires to the highest journalistic standards. KLCC is the primary source of news for many of our listeners. We seek to lead, not follow, the local media. Our reporting advances the stories of the day and provides coverage not found elsewhere. As journalists we are involved in our community: listening for all voices; reflecting their views in our programming and newsroom; providing a forum and information for citizens seeking solutions to local problems. Our journalism will be diverse, in terms of sources used, regional focus, and forms of programming. The KLCC newsroom is always open to qualified aspiring journalists. We regularly evaluate the quality of our programming, which informs our ongoing training of staff and volunteers.