Cincinnati Public Radio is the broadcast license holder for 90.9 WGUC and 91.7 WVXU and operates 88.5 WMUB under a management agreement with Miami University. The stations serve the Greater Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio communities with the finest in classical music, news, information, and entertainment programming.
90.9 WGUC was founded in 1960 by a group of citizens who wanted a radio station devoted to cultural and public affairs programming. Today, the station remains true to its founders, broadcasting classical music 24 hours a day. WGUC was one of the first stations in the nation to meet the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's qualification standards; a charter member of National Public Radio; and a founder of American Public Radio (now Public Radio International). WGUC also is the only public radio station with an ongoing program to commission new music.
Classics for Kids
Classics for Kids® helps kids learn about classical music in a fun, entertaining way with stories about classical music's great composers and the music that made them famous.
91.7 WVXU became a part of Cincinnati Public Radio on August 22, 2005. The station broadcasts news and information programming with its team of award-winning journalists, as well as national and international sources including National Public Radio, American Public Media, Public Radio International and the BBC. The schedule also includes classic radio, jazz, swing and blues programs.
On March 1, 2009, Cincinnati Public radio entered into a Local Management Agreement with Miami University to operate 88.5 WMUB, preserving public radio service for the Miami Valley.