KRTU

Listen

You can listen to us here live or our past show.

Contact

Contact krtu [at] trinity.edu for any concerns, comments, suggestions or anything else you have in mind.

You can also visit KRTU's website for more information.

KRTU 91.7 FM Mission Statement

Mission: KRTU 91.7, a non-profit, listener supported radio station, is a resource of the Department of Communication that supports the academic curriculum while demonstrating Trinity University's leadership in education and the arts.

Vision: Trinity University's KRTU 91.7 is a respected cultural force in San Antonio.

Key Strategies to support the KRTU Mission and Vision:

  • KRTU 91.7 engages the academic mission of Trinity University by providing facilities and experiential learning for students interested in music, programming, production, announcing and management.
  • KRTU 91.7 engages Trinity University's leadership role in the arts by ensuring the availability of, and access to, jazz and alternative rock music in San Antonio.
  • KRTU 91.7 FM assists music educators with teaching an appreciation of jazz as an art form.
  • KRTU 91.7 partners with other area non-profit organizations, working in tandem to enrich the cultural vitality of San Antonio.
  • KRTU 91.7 promotes local musicians and live performances of jazz by providing on-air support and sponsorship participation with selected events.

A brief history

KRTU 91.7, a non-profit, listener supported radio station, is a resource of the Department of Communication that supports the academic curriculum while demonstrating Trinity University's leadership in education and the arts.

Founded in the mid-1970s by a staff member and a group of industrious students, Trinity University's KRTU has become a cultural force in San Antonio. From 10 watts of power in 1976 to 8900 'HD' watts in 2009; from a staff of one to a full-time professional staff of six; from a mixing board and a box of albums to a library of music that spans over 100,000 songs, KRTU has become a premier jazz and indie rock destination. All this while remaining connected with its missions of education and community enrichment.

In 2007, KRTU joined the first wave of radio stations in the country to begin broadcasting in HD digital audio. The conversion to the new format was made possible through a technology grant provided by the AT&T Foundation.

What started as a strictly volunteer lab is now a highly-active media outlet that ties professional staff with community volunteers and students working as interns, managers and on-air hosts. The operational development for KRTU has been doubly robust since adopting the jazz format in 2002, and through the enthusiastic support of our members, we look forward to a bright future for KRTU.