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KBYS is a non-commercial community/college radio station broadcasting from the McNeese State University campus in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

KBYS is not just for McNeese students – our doors are open to all of Southwest Louisiana!  KBYS is listener supported and relies on community donations and volunteers to operate.

KBYS Radio is:

  • A non-commercial, community/university radio station located in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
  • KBYS first went on-air May 15, 2014.
  • KBYS currently broadcasts at 88.3 FM at 1000 watts, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and covers Lake Charles, Sulphur, Westlake, Moss Bluff and parts of Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis parishes.
  • KBYS is upgrading this fall to 4000 watts along with the only HD transmission in SWLA which will substantially increase our reach and listener base.
  • KBYS format includes a range of hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond with a variety of specialty shows offering even more depth and diversity to the programming.
  • KBYS streams at WWW.KBYS.FM around the world at full 320kbps with multiple feeds powered by SHOUTcast servers hosted on the campus of McNeese State University.
  • KBYS is supported by community volunteers and is managed by a core group of McNeese staff who volunteer their time and talent to help run the station.
  • KBYS offers semester internships for students who want to learn on-air personas, media production, marketing, engineering, sales, social media, and community outreach.
  • KBYS is licensed through McNeese State University but is solely funded by listener donations, underwriting and sponsorships.
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