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KJHK 90.7

It makes sense that a radio station run by college students would feature the freshest sounds in music. College kids are plugged into the most obscure shit — they have the time and university-provided broadband to discover it. And so the University of Kansas' student-run station, KJHK 90.7, provides an aural space for the hip to be affirmed and the unhip to get wise. KJHK devotes the bulk of its airtime — weekday afternoons, evenings and all night — to what the station deems "progressive new music." New and old rock, jazz, hip-hop and electronica are just a few genres that fall under that delightfully vague umbrella. In a given hour, you could hear Frank Zappa and the B-52s, as well as the Black Lips, Cub and plenty of other stuff that no one but the DJ has heard of. Fittingly, the university-supported station is educational in other ways, too. Besides the music, there are shows for news junkies and, yes, KU sports fans, all hosted by unpolished but sincere KU students. KJHK's regular radio signal doesn't stay strong far outside Lawrence, but distant listeners can tune in at kjhk.org.

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