For several years, Arizona Public Media has been working to improve the NPR radio signal in northern Pima and southern Pinal counties. Last week AZPM received final authorization from the Federal Communications Commission to begin broadcast operations on 104.5 FM which will greatly enhance the signal quality for many area listeners.
The new radio service on 104.5 FM will join the growing family of NPR stations provided by Arizona Public Media which include 89.1 FM and 1550 AM in Tucson, 88.9 and 91.3 FM in Sierra Vista, and, soon, 91.1 FM in Nogales.
The new 104.5 FM broadcast frequency will provide listeners in Catalina, SaddleBrooke, and parts of Oro Valley to the north of the existing coverage area with improved reception for AZPM’s local and regional programming and national programming from NPR -- 24 hours a day.
About Arizona Public Media:
Arizona Public Media (AZPM) is an editorially independent, nonprofit public service of the University of Arizona (UA) and provides three television program services (PBS 6, PBS 6 Plus, and PBS Kids), four radio services (NPR 89.1, Classical 90.5, Jazz 89.1 HD2 and the BBC World Service) and a variety of online program offerings. AZPM is funded through the generous support of annual and sustaining members, the business community through program underwriting, fee-for-service production activities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and direct and in-kind support from UA. Arizona Public Media® and AZPM® are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents, which holds the FCC broadcast licenses for all AZPM stations, for the benefit of the University of Arizona. More information about AZPM, including program schedules and Video-on-Demand offerings, can be found online at azpm.org.