WRKF informs and entertains its audience through local, national and international news and cultural programming.
WRKF’s 28,000-Watt signal reaches a 60-mile radius around Baton Rouge depending upon terrain. That’s why you hear WRKF in Lafayette, Hammond, Ponchatoula, New Iberia, Morgan City, Opelousas, south of LaPlace and even in Woodville, MS.
WRKF was the first community-licensed public radio station news, information and classical music station based in Baton Rouge. The station launched on January 18, 1980. Initial programming was typical for a community-based public radio station of that time and included classical music, jazz, folk, big-band standards, and NPR news. The studios were in a temporary building at the transmitter site on Frenchtown Road. In 1986, the station moved to its current location on Valley Creek Drive in the city.