Montana Public Radio
|Type||Public Radio Network|
|First air date||1965|
|Owner||University of Montana|
|Affiliation||National Public Radio
American Public Media
Public Radio International
Montana Public Radio is a network of public radio stations serving the U.S. state of Montana, primarily the western part of the state. The network is currently owned by the University of Montana, and its studios are located on the university campus in Missoula, with a satellite facility in Great Falls. The network is affiliated with National Public Radio. Programming originates from flagship station KUFM (89.1 FM) in Missoula, Montana.
Starting in the late 1970s, it began building translators across western Montana. Its first full-power satellite, in Great Falls, signed on in 1984. In 1999, a signal extension project funded mostly by a federal grant made it possible to sign on new stations in Kalispell and Hamilton and upgrade translators in Butte and Helena to full-power stations.
Satellites and repeaters
Montana Public Radio consists of eight full-power stations:
|Great Falls||89.9 FM||KGPR|
The network also operates five translators.
|City of license||ERP
|K218AI||91.5||Rattlesnake Valley, Montana||34||D||FCC|
All translators directly repeat KUFM, except for the White Sulphur Springs translator, which repeats KGPR.