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CityOxnard, California
Frequency89.1 MHz (HD Radio)
FormatPublic radio (news/talk and eclectic music)
OwnerSanta Monica Community College District
First air date
Call sign meaning
Disambiguation of parent station KCRW
Technical information
Facility ID59085
ERP850 watts
HAAT260 meters (850 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
34°6′47″N 119°3′34″W / 34.11306°N 119.05944°W / 34.11306; -119.05944Coordinates: 34°6′47″N 119°3′34″W / 34.11306°N 119.05944°W / 34.11306; -119.05944
WebcastListen Live

KCRU (89.1 FM) is a non-commercial educational FM radio station licensed to Oxnard, California. Owned by Santa Monica College, the station is a full-power repeater of KCRW in Santa Monica, California, airing a public radio format consisting of news/talk and eclectic music.

KCRU broadcasts in HD.[1]


KCRU first signed on in 1993, retransmitting KCRW's signal with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 200 watts.[2]

On August 20, 2010, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission issued KCRU licensee Santa Monica Community College District a violation notice regarding its failure to monitor the primary Emergency Alert System stations in KCRU's local area of Ventura County.[3]


KCRU's signal is relayed throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara counties by several translators.

Broadcast translators of KCRU
Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
FCC info
K272DI 102.3 FM Fillmore, California 10 watts FCC
K295AH 106.9 FM Goleta, California 10 watts FCC
K271AC 102.1 FM Ojai, California 10 watts FCC


  1. ^ "Station Search Details: KCRU". U.S. Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "Directory of Radio Stations in the U.S." (PDF). Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook. R.R. Bowker. 1997. p. B-53. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "FCC Issues Violation Notices For EAS, Tower Troubles". AllAccess.com. All Access Music Group. August 25, 2010. Retrieved May 26, 2018.

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