KTRL 90.5 FM is National Public Radio (NPR) for the Cross Timbers area.

Our mission is to extend the reach and expand the horizon of Tarleton State University by informing, enriching, and engaging its audience through radio and other media while enhancing civic and cultural connections, strengthening communities, and reflecting listeners’ sense of place.

KTRL 90.5 partners with you, our listeners and supporters, and KAMU-FM, Texas A&M University’s public radio station, to bring you the best in NPR flagship news programs and a unique mix of classical and jazz music.

KTRL 90.5 serves listeners in the Cross Timbers area that would not otherwise have access to reliable, non-biased NPR programming or our unique music format. 

KTRL 90.5 covers 10 counties across the Cross Timbers area. Our core coverage area includes Stephenville, Granbury, Glen Rose, Hico, and Dublin, which are home to more than 100,000 residents. Our extended full-coverage area (noted on the map below), includes about 1.5 million residents. KTRL 90.5 has listeners from Comanche to Cleburne, Hamilton to Weatherford, and Fort Worth to Arlington.

KTRL coverage area
KTRL coverage area