KBCU-FM 88.1 is a 24-hour non-commercial, not-for-profit radio station that broadcasts from the campus of Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. A long-standing Bethel College tradition rooted in the 1930s, KBCU has a wide range of student programming, including rock, hip-hop, alternative, Latin, contemporary Christian and sports talk shows, and reaches all of Newton and much of Harvey County.
The radio station is operated and staffed by more than three dozen Bethel students and a faculty advisor and allows Bethel College students the opportunity to receive academic credit for their radio participation. Excellent facilities for broadcast and production give students a real-world experience in broadcast media that serves as the first mass-media broadcast experience for many Bethel alumni who have gone on to successful careers in the mass media and broadcasting industries.1
KBCU is affiliated with the Pacifica Radio Network.