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City of license Valdez, Alaska
Broadcast area Valdez-Cordova Census Area
Branding KCHU
Frequency 770 kHz
Repeaters 88.1 MHz, 88.3 MHz
(also on HD Radio)
First air date August 28, 1975
Format Public Radio
Power 9,700 watts
Class A
Facility ID 65232
Owner Terminal Radio, Inc.
Sister stations KXKM 89.7 MHz, KXGA 90.5 MHz
Webcast Listen Live
Website KCHU website

KCHU (770 AM) is a non-commercial radio station in Valdez, Alaska, United States. Through its main transmitter, two full-service FM stations, and two translators, the station covers an area the size of the state of Ohio, but with a population just over 10,000.[1][2]

KCHU airs a range of public radio programming from the National Public Radio and Public Radio International networks, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The World, Democracy Now, Fresh Air, American Routes, Beale Street, and World Cafe. It also broadcasts local and state news and public affairs programs, as well as music programs hosted by community volunteers.[1]

KCHU is repeated on KXKM 89.7 FM in McCarthy and KXGA 90.5 FM in Glennallen. It is also relayed by four low power translators to widen its broadcasting area.[1][2]

Full power repeater stations

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
KXGA 90.5 Glennallen, Alaska 3,200 C3 FCC
KXKM 89.7 McCarthy, Alaska 180 A FCC

Low power translator stations

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
K201BI 88.1 Cordova, Alaska 23 D FCC
K201CH 88.1 Chenega Bay, Alaska 21 D FCC
K201CL 88.1 Tatitlek, Alaska 23 D FCC
K202BT 88.3 Whittier, Alaska 50 D FCC


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Station Profile". KCHU website. Retrieved 2009-03-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Radio Analysis for Alaska". Public Telecommunications Funding Program. Retrieved 2009-03-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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