KGLT

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KGLT
KGLT logo1.jpg
City of license Bozeman, Montana
Slogan "Alternative Public Radio"
Frequency 91.9 MHz
First air date 1968[1]
Format Variety
ERP 12,000 watts
HAAT 261 meters (857 feet)
Class C2
Facility ID 6085
Transmitter coordinates 45°57′25″N 111°22′11″W / 45.95694°N 111.36972°W / 45.95694; -111.36972
Owner Montana State University - Bozeman
(Board of Regents - Montana University System)
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://www.kglt.net/

KGLT (91.9 FM) is a radio station licensed to serve Bozeman, Montana. The station is owned by Montana State University - Bozeman and licensed to the Board of Regents - Montana University System. It airs a Variety format.[2]

The station was assigned the KGLT call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.[3] and broadcasts from Bozeman, and across southwestern Montana, including translators in Helena, Montana and Livingston, Montana.

The station is staffed almost entirely by volunteers, both MSU students and members of the local community. The station hires a director and has a few paid work-study positions. Individuals wishing to become disc jockeys are required to complete an apprenticeship program before going on the air, after which time, they may apply for an on-air shift each semester, or participate as part of the news crew or as producers or talent for in-house weekly programming.

KGLT is known for airing a significant amount of non-mainstream programming and a wide variety of music in a "format-free" environment.[4] Prior to the arrival of a National Public Radio affiliate in Bozeman, the station carried several public broadcasting programs, though has never formally affiliated with NPR. The station continues to air a small amount of nationally syndicated public radio programming from NPR and Public Radio International, such as This American Life, Mountain Stage, and New Dimensions Radio.[5]

The nationally-aired 2-minute radio interlude, "Chrysti the Wordsmith," now supported and aired nationally by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, originated at KGLT. Creator Chrysti "the Wordsmith" Smith still produces the program at KGLT studios,[6] and expanded her program into book format as the author of Verbivore's Feast: A Banquet of Word & Phrase Origins and Verbivore's Feast: Second Course: More Word & Phrase Origins[7]

Translators[edit]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
K208BX 89.5 FM Livingston, MT 64 D FCC
K251AC 98.1 FM Helena, MT 50 D FCC

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