- April 26,1949
KMUW begins broadcasting as the first 10-watt noncommercial FM station in the United States, the first noncommercial FM station in the State of Kansas and the second FM station in the state.
- March, 1962
KMUW increases its power to 250 watts (ERP).
- August 1, 1970
KMUW hires its first full-time manager with grant money received from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
- October 29, 1970
KMUW increases its power to 10,000 watts (ERP) and relocates its transmitter to the KTVH-TV (now KWCH-TV) facilities at 37th Street North and Hillside.
- May 1, 1971
KMUW carries the first broadcasts of National Public Radio, as a charter member and affiliate of that new and interconnected network of noncommercial radio stations.
- September 23, 1973
KMUW begins broadcasting in stereo, through all-new studio equipment purchased with funds received from an HEW matching grant.
- March 27, 1981
KMUW dedicates Blake Hall, its present home, at 3317 East 17th Street.
- September 1, 1987
KMUW increases its power to 100,000 watts, effectively serving a 60-mile radius around metro Wichita.
- September 1, 1994
KMUW becomes an affiliate of Public Radio International(PRI). Along with NPR, PRI produces the bulk of nationally-distributed programs heard on public radio station across the country.
- April 26, 2009
KMUW celebrates its 60th birthday.