Welcome to 90.5 The Kat!

What we do...

90.5 The Kat KSHU is Huntsville's ONLY choice for variety, now broadcasting in HD! Run entirely by Sam Houston State University Students, this radio station offers Huntsville and the surrounding area a wide variety of music including: jazz, classical, college rock, classic rock, and hip-hop. So tune in and jam out to 90.5 The Kat KSHU!

Purpose...

90.5 KSHU is owned and operated as hands on training instrument by students in the Mass Communication department. The entire broadcast day, including music shifts, news and sports casts, public affairs programs, play-by-play sports and special programs are produced by the student management and staff.

A brief history...

KSHU began broadcasting on October 7, 1973 with ten watts of power and at 89.3 megahertz. KSHU operated out of the Peabody Building until 1985, when the new Communications Building was opened. On September 14, 1987, KSHU began operating at 90.5 megahertz with 3000 watts of power.

KSHU has always offered an eclectic format. Since the coverage area for KSHU ranges anywhere from 20 to 30 miles in all directions, we cover most of Walker County and several surrounding counties. KSHU’s programming reflects this coverage area in that the station serves more than just the student population at Sam Houston State University. KSHU schedules an eclectic mix of entertainment and information programming not found on local commercial radio stations.