Frequently Asked Questions
1.0 Questions about The ‘Burg
1.1 What is The ‘Burg?
The ‘Burg is the college radio station for Central Washington University based out of Ellensburg, Washington. The station is operated by 4 full time CWU staff, 18-20 students staff and 60+ Student volunteers.The history of The ‘Burg starts back in 1958 when small broadcast facility, KCAT, started broadcasting on 880 AM. The ‘Burg, now KCWU, has flourished into a state-of-the-art broadcast facility.
1.2 Where is The ‘Burg Located?
Ellensburg, Washington. The ‘Burg or KCWU-FM is an officially recognized
department at Central Washington University. We are about 2 hours east of
Seattle, and almost in the dead center of Washington.
1.3 What type of music does The ‘Burg play?
The ‘Burg plays the freshest in new music today. Multiple genres and specialty shows, with student produced News and Sports!
1.4 What are The Burg’s call letters?
KCWU. The call letters for The ‘Burg used to be KCAT. Then in May of
1998, KCAT was switched to KCWU because “KCAT” already existed in Pine Bluff,
1.5 What frequency does The ‘Burg play on?
88.1 FM in the Ellensburg Area. Before the days of The ‘Burg, KCAT
transmitted over 880 AM, and later on FM cable at 91.5 FM. Then on March 3rd,
1998, KCAT obtained a construction permit to build a 500-Watt, non-commercial
educational FM broadcast station at 88.1 MHz. Shortly there after KCAT changed
its’ call letters to KCWU
1.6 How can I request a song?
You can either request a song by calling (509)963-2311 or by
e-mailing the burg your request.
1.7 Is BurgFoot real?
1.8 How can I contact the ‘Burg?
Phone: (509)-963-2283 (Main Office)
ATTN: Name of person you are contacting
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7594