City Valdez, Alaska
Broadcast area Valdez-Cordova Census Area
Branding KCHU
Frequency 770 kHz
Repeater(s) 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, KXGA
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] The station is an affiliate of the Floydian Slip syndicated Pink Floyd show.

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 signFrequency
City of licenseERP
ClassFCC info
KXGA90.5 FMGlennallen, Alaska3,200C3FCC
KXKM89.7 FMMcCarthy, Alaska180AFCC

Low power translator stations

Call signFrequency
City of licenseERP
ClassFCC info
K201BI88.1Cordova, Alaska23DFCC
K201CH88.1Chenega Bay, Alaska21DFCC
K201CL88.1Tatitlek, Alaska23DFCC
K202BT88.3Whittier, Alaska50DFCC


  1. 1 2 3 "Station Profile". KCHU website. Retrieved 2009-03-02.
  2. 1 2 "Radio Analysis for Alaska". Public Telecommunications Funding Program. Retrieved 2009-03-02.

Coordinates: 61°06′40″N 146°15′39″W / 61.11111°N 146.26083°W / 61.11111; -146.26083

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