About Us

KUPS 90.1 FM Tacoma “The Sound” is a non-commercial, educational radio station licensed to the Board of Trustees of the University of Puget Sound and operated by the Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound (ASUPS).

KUPS began in 1968 as a closed-circuit AM experiment. In 1975 KUPS became a 10-Watt FM station, and in 1983 blossomed into a fully operational, 100-watt FM station.

KUPS is 100% student-run and broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, serving the greater Tacoma area with programming in a variety of genres including Alternative, Loud Rock, Hip-Hop, and Electronic, as well as an assortment of other musical genres during the loosely named ‘commuter hours’ (6-8 am and 6-8 pm).