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 wide variety of genres. A really wide variety. Indie Rock, Jazz, Blues, Hip-Hop, Death Metal, Shoegaze, Psychedelic Rock, Folk, House, Afrobeat, Techno, Drone, whatever. You name it, we play it. We are music fanatics! We love shedding light on the artists who are making this big bowl of water we call home a more interesting place. If a show doesn’t peak your interest, just wait for the next hour. Your next favorite artist is only a listen way. Keep it locked.