Montana Public Radio

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Montana Public Radio
Type Public Radio Network
Country  United States
First air date
1965
Broadcast area
 Montana
Owner University of Montana
Affiliation National Public Radio
American Public Media
Public Radio International
Official website
www.mtpr.net

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.

History[edit]

Montana Public Radio began in 1965 when KUFM in Missoula signed on as a 10-watt campus radio station. In 1974, it became a charter member of National Public Radio.

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[edit]

Montana Public Radio consists of eight full-power stations:

Location Frequency Call sign Notes
Butte 91.3 FM KAPC
Great Falls 89.9 FM KGPR
Hamilton 91.9 FM KUFN
Helena 91.7 FM KUHM
Kalispell 90.1 FM KUKL
Libby 90.5 FM KUFL
Missoula 89.1 FM KUFM
Polson 89.5 FM KPJH

The network also operates five translators.

Call sign Frequency
MHz
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
K219DN 91.7 Dillon, Montana 210 D FCC
K216BE 91.1 Ferndale, Montana 48 D FCC
K296BI 107.1 Marysville, Montana 44 D FCC
K218AI 91.5 Rattlesnake Valley, Montana 34 D FCC
K219BN 91.7 Whitefish, Montana 21 D FCC

All translators directly repeat KUFM, except for the White Sulphur Springs translator, which repeats KGPR.

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