Carrie Rengers

Wichita public radio station KMUW, 89.1, moves into Old Town

KMUW radio station moves into new Old Town space

KMUW, 89.1, moved into new space at 121 N. Mead in 2016. General manager Debra Fraser explains why it's going to work well for the station. (Carrie Rengers/The Wichita Eagle/April 26, 2016)
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KMUW, 89.1, moved into new space at 121 N. Mead in 2016. General manager Debra Fraser explains why it's going to work well for the station. (Carrie Rengers/The Wichita Eagle/April 26, 2016)

KMUW, 89.1, is moving into its new offices this week at 121 N. Mead, which is just west of Public at the Brickyard, and general manager Debra Fraser says it’s a great place to reach the community.

“Sitting in Old Town, this is just ideal,” she says.

“We can engage more,” Fraser says. “We want that to be what we do all the time.”

The new space has been under construction for 10 months.

KMUW, 89.1, moved into new space at 121 N. Mead in 2016. General manager Debra Fraser explains why it's going to work well for the station. (Carrie Rengers/The Wichita Eagle/April 26, 2016)

Part of that construction included new tables that the station made from eight sections of bowling lanes from Thunderbird Bowl, which closed last year.

KMUW used some previous shelves for table legs.

As a nonprofit, Fraser says the station has to be smart about resources.

“When it comes to fancy things, we can get a little scrappy.”

Debra Fraser, general manager of KMUW, 89.1, explains how the station has a number of new tables made from former lanes at Thunderbird Bowl. (Carrie Rengers/The Wichita Eagle)

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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