Yellowstone Public Radio

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Yellowstone Public Radio
Type Public Radio Network
Country  United States
Broadcast area
 Montana
 Wyoming
Owner Montana State University-Billings
Affiliation National Public Radio
Official website
yellowstonepublicradio.org

Yellowstone Public Radio is a public radio regional network based in Billings, Montana with transmitters covering most of Montana, as well as northern Wyoming. It is operated by Montana State University Billings.

History[edit]

The network's first station, KEMC in Billings, signed on in 1972 as a 10-watt station owned by what was then Eastern Montana College. It boosted its power to 24,500 watts in 1978. In 1984, it joined National Public Radio, becoming the state's second NPR member. Over the next decade, it built a network of translators and repeaters across Montana, and now boasts one of the largest geographical coverage areas in the entire NPR system. It renamed itself Yellowstone Public Radio in 1994, reflecting that its coverage area spanned across most of the area around Yellowstone National Park. In the same year, its home since 1983, a three-story house east of campus, was renamed the Joseph L. Sample Studios in honor of the Montana broadcasting pioneer

Stations[edit]

Yellowstone Public Radio is broadcast by ten full-power stations.

Call sign Frequency City of license Facility ID ERP/Power
W
Height
m (ft)
Class Transmitter coordinates
KBMC 102.1 FM Bozeman, MT 43572 20,500 222 m (728 ft) C2 45°38′18″N 111°16′5″W / 45.63833°N 111.26806°W / 45.63833; -111.26806 (KBMC)
KEMC 91.7 FM Billings, MT 43571 100,000 158 m (518 ft) C1 45°39′31″N 108°34′14″W / 45.65861°N 108.57056°W / 45.65861; -108.57056 (KEMC)
KPRQ 88.1 FM Sheridan, WY 89885 450 341 m (1,119 ft) A 44°37′26″N 107°07′2″W / 44.62389°N 107.11722°W / 44.62389; -107.11722 (KPRQ)
KYPB 89.3 FM Big Timber, MT 174918 500 126 m (413 ft) A 45°45′1″N 109°57′16″W / 45.75028°N 109.95444°W / 45.75028; -109.95444 (KYPB)
KYPC 89.9 FM Colstrip, MT 172568 3,500 357 m (1,171 ft) C2 45°50′17″N 106°54′16″W / 45.83806°N 106.90444°W / 45.83806; -106.90444 (KYPC)
KYPF 89.5 FM Stanford, MT 172585 4,000 576 m (1,890 ft) C1 47°10′39″N 109°32′9″W / 47.17750°N 109.53583°W / 47.17750; -109.53583 (KYPF)
KYPH 89.1 FM East Helena, MT 173818 140 668 m (2,192 ft) C3 46°49′30″N 111°42′13″W / 46.82500°N 111.70361°W / 46.82500; -111.70361 (KYPH)
KYPM 89.9 FM Livingston, MT 172578 1900 265 m (869 ft) C3 45°35′51″N 110°32′45″W / 45.59750°N 110.54583°W / 45.59750; -110.54583 (KYPM)
KYPR 90.7 FM Miles City, MT 42382 500 153 m (502 ft) A 46°23′22″N 105°45′22″W / 46.38944°N 105.75611°W / 46.38944; -105.75611 (KYPR)
KYPW 88.3 FM Wolf Point, MT 172712 730 59 m (194 ft) A 48°02′8″N 105°31′13″W / 48.03556°N 105.52028°W / 48.03556; -105.52028 (KYPW)

Translators[edit]

The network is also relayed by an additional 25 translators to widen its broadcast area.

Broadcast translators of KEMC
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
K203AE 88.5 Lewistown, MT 84 238 m (781 ft) D 47°10′42″N 109°32′1″W / 47.17833°N 109.53361°W / 47.17833; -109.53361 (K203AE) FCC
K203AF 88.5 Colstrip, MT 82 368 m (1,207 ft) D 45°50′27″N 106°54′39″W / 45.84083°N 106.91083°W / 45.84083; -106.91083 (K203AF) FCC
K203AH 88.5 Cody, WY 103 549 m (1,801 ft) D 44°29′48″N 109°09′7″W / 44.49667°N 109.15194°W / 44.49667; -109.15194 (K203AH) FCC
K203AI 88.5 Columbus, MT 84 −50 m (−160 ft) D 45°38′37″N 109°17′43″W / 45.64361°N 109.29528°W / 45.64361; -109.29528 (K203AI) FCC
K203AS 88.5 Glendive, MT 121 39 m (128 ft) D 47°05′50″N 104°42′7″W / 47.09722°N 104.70194°W / 47.09722; -104.70194 (K203AS) FCC
K203BI 88.5 Worland, WY 52 120 m (390 ft) D 44°02′59″N 107°50′44″W / 44.04972°N 107.84556°W / 44.04972; -107.84556 (K203BI) FCC
K205BZ 88.9 Cut Bank, MT 23 51 m (167 ft) D 48°37′34″N 112°19′8″W / 48.62611°N 112.31889°W / 48.62611; -112.31889 (K205BZ) FCC
K206BA 89.1 Red Lodge, MT 51 125 m (410 ft) D 45°07′17″N 109°16′20″W / 45.12139°N 109.27222°W / 45.12139; -109.27222 (K206BA) FCC
K212BC 90.3 Shelby, MT 46 16 m (52 ft) D 48°30′43″N 111°50′1.00″W / 48.51194°N 111.8336111°W / 48.51194; -111.8336111 (K212BC) FCC
K213AU 90.5 Big Timber, MT 12 138 m (453 ft) D 45°53′7″N 109°51′5″W / 45.88528°N 109.85139°W / 45.88528; -109.85139 (K213AU) FCC
K216DC 91.1 Forsyth, MT 50 24 m (79 ft) D 46°15′39″N 106°40′19″W / 46.26083°N 106.67194°W / 46.26083; -106.67194 (K216DC) FCC
K217FH 91.3 Conrad, MT 92 105.3 m (345 ft) D 48°10′12.00″N 112°04′23″W / 48.1700000°N 112.07306°W / 48.1700000; -112.07306 (K217FH) FCC
K218ES 91.5 Greybull, WY 84 747 m (2,451 ft) D 44°49′4″N 107°54′9″W / 44.81778°N 107.90250°W / 44.81778; -107.90250 (K218ES) FCC
K219FF 91.7 Havre, MT 25 4 m (13 ft) D 48°32′55″N 109°42′10″W / 48.54861°N 109.70278°W / 48.54861; -109.70278 (K219FF) FCC
K220DF 91.9 Terry, MT 98 113 m (371 ft) D 46°55′26″N 105°09′47″W / 46.92389°N 105.16306°W / 46.92389; -105.16306 (K220DF) FCC
K220DK 91.9 Buffalo, WY 125 −59 m (−194 ft) D 44°20′50″N 106°43′25″W / 44.34722°N 106.72361°W / 44.34722; -106.72361 (K220DK) FCC
K220DN 91.9 Glasgow, MT 23 25 m (82 ft) D 48°12′18″N 106°38′0″W / 48.20500°N 106.63333°W / 48.20500; -106.63333 (K220DN) FCC
K261CC 100.1 Chester, MT 47 890 m (2,920 ft) D 48°51′17″N 111°08′25″W / 48.85472°N 111.14028°W / 48.85472; -111.14028 (K261CC) FCC
K285AF 104.9 Mammoth Hot Springs, WY 47 303 m (994 ft) D 44°56′2″N 110°42′23″W / 44.93389°N 110.70639°W / 44.93389; -110.70639 (K285AF) FCC
Broadcast translators of KBMC
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
K203AG 88.5 Livingston, MT 250 389 m (1,276 ft) D 45°41′49″N 110°46′3″W / 45.69694°N 110.76750°W / 45.69694; -110.76750 (K203AG) FCC
K216CH 91.1 Emigrant, MT 52 253 m (830 ft) D 45°35′52″N 110°32′44″W / 45.59778°N 110.54556°W / 45.59778; -110.54556 (K216CH) FCC
K240CI 95.9 Big Sky, MT 10 198 m (650 ft) D 45°16′25″N 111°23′36″W / 45.27361°N 111.39333°W / 45.27361; -111.39333 (K240CI) FCC
K240DU 95.9 Bozeman, MT 250 −98.8 m (−324 ft) D 45°38′44″N 111°01′14″W / 45.64556°N 111.02056°W / 45.64556; -111.02056 (K240DU) FCC
Broadcast translators of KYPH
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info Notes
K244EH 96.7 Helena, MT 50 677.2 m (2,222 ft) D 46°49′32″N 111°42′26″W / 46.82556°N 111.70722°W / 46.82556; -111.70722 (K244EH) FCC Station is silent
Broadcast translators of KYPR
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
K206BN 89.1 Ashland, MT 222 248 m (814 ft) D 45°36′12″N 105°56′10″W / 45.60333°N 105.93611°W / 45.60333; -105.93611 (K206BN) FCC
K220FL 91.9 Broadus, MT 113 96 m (315 ft) D 45°24′38″N 105°21′28″W / 45.41056°N 105.35778°W / 45.41056; -105.35778 (K220FL) FCC

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