Montana Public Radio
|Type||Public Radio Network|
First air date
|Owner||University of Montana|
|Affiliation||National Public Radio|
American Public Media
Public Radio International
|Webcast||Available on website|
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:
|Location||Frequency||Call sign||ERP||HAAT||FCC info|
|Butte||91.3 FM||KAPC||800 watts||571 meters (1,873 ft)||FCC|
|Great Falls||89.9 FM||KGPR||9,500 watts||90 meters (300 ft)||FCC|
|Hamilton||91.9 FM||KUFN||900 watts||130 meters (430 ft)||FCC|
|Helena||91.7 FM||KUHM||910 watts||232 meters (761 ft)||FCC|
|Kalispell||90.1 FM||KUKL||1,830 watts||786 meters (2,579 ft)||FCC|
|Libby||90.5 FM||KUFL||1,000 watts||−318 meters (−1,043 ft)||FCC|
|Missoula||89.1 FM||KUFM||14,500 watts||754 meters (2,474 ft)||FCC|
|Polson||89.5 FM||KPJH||130 watts||570 meters (1,870 ft)||FCC|
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.