KRVS Radio Acadie began broadcasting from the University campus in 1963, with a coverage area of about six city blocks. It's now a National Public Radio member station, with a signal that's broadcast from Lake Charles to Baton Rouge, and Alexandria to the Gulf of Mexico. KRVS also reaches listeners around the world via online streaming and podcasts.
Its musical programming, deeply rooted in Louisiana's cultures, includes Cajun and Zydeco music, jazz, swamp pop and swamp rock.
In addition to regular programming that features performances and interviews with Louisiana musicians, KRVS produces annual live broadcasts of area festivals, such as Festival International de Louisiane and Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, which are both held in Lafayette.