Student radio at UAA began with KMPS back in 1987 with a small transmitter borrowed by Augie Hebert of Northern Television, Inc. The signal could only be heard in specific places because the signal traveled through phone lines.
In 1991, KMPS got the go ahead to build a tower site and 88.1 megahertz was assigned as its frequency. Student fees went from $1.50 to $4.50 per student, which allowed the station to move toward FM status.
Since that time, KRUA has operated to a large degree thanks to volunteers, students and the support of the Journalism and Public Communications Department.
Visit KRUA at http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/krua