90.9FM Frequency History
Way back in 1962, Central Missouri State College put their radio station on the air at 90.9FM. KCMW originally focused on educational programming, until partnering with National Public Radio when that service launched in 1971. At the same time, KCMW began offering jazz music, which survived until 2001, when declining membership led CMSU to launch 90.9 the Bridge. Since its launch under the direction of PD Jon Hart, KTBG has become known as one of the premier AAA stations in the country - mentioned in the same breath (and nominated for the same awards) as stations like WXPN, WFUV, and KEXP. For many years - in both formats - 90.9FM has helped university broadcast students to hone their craft in a real-world environment.