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City of license Columbia, Missouri
Broadcast area Central Missouri
Branding KBIA 91.3
Slogan Your NPR Station
Frequency 91.3 MHz
(also on HD Radio)
First air date May 1, 1972
Format FM/HD1: Public radio
HD2: Classical music (KMUC simulcast)
HD3: AAA "Xponential Radio"
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 186 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 69180
Callsign meaning K ColumBIA
Affiliations National Public Radio
Owner University of Missouri
(The Curators of the University of Missouri)
Sister stations KMUC, KOMU-TV
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Listen Live (HD3)
Website kbia.org

KBIA (91.3 FM), is a National Public Radio-member station in Columbia, Missouri. It carries regional news coverage, locally produced news shows, original talk shows, as well as NPR news programs including All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

The station is owned by the University of Missouri, and operates its own independent newsroom. The stations hosts Broadcast and Radio students from the Missouri School of Journalism. Its studios are on the fourth floor of Jesse Hall and its transmitter is co-located with KOMU-TV.

KBIA also broadcasts three HD Radio services: KBIA2, which airs classical music when the main KBIA signal airs news, and vice versa; and KBIA3, which airs an AAA format.

In November 2014, KBIA announced it was buying KWWC-FM (90.5) from neighboring Stephens College. When the sale is completed, the classical music format heard weekdays on KBIA was moved to KMUC 90.5, while KBIA transitioned into a news/talk/information station similar to sister stations KCUR Kansas City and KWMU St. Louis.

KBIA also operates repeaters KKTR 89.7 in Kirksville, and KAUD 90.5 in Mexico, Missouri.

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Coordinates: 38°53′17″N 92°15′50″W / 38.888°N 92.264°W / 38.888; -92.264