Yellowstone Public Radio

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Yellowstone Public Radio
Type Public Radio Network
Branding Wherever you roam...incredible music, credible information
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. It airs a mix of programming from National Public Radio, classical music and jazz.

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 has 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
W
Height
m (ft)
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
KBMC 102.1 FM Bozeman, Montana 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) FCC
KEMC 91.7 FM Billings, Montana 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) FCC
KPRQ 88.1 FM Sheridan, Wyoming 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) FCC
KYPB 89.3 FM Big Timber, Montana 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) FCC
KYPC 89.9 FM Colstrip, Montana 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) FCC
KYPF 89.5 FM Stanford, Montana 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) FCC
KYPH 89.1 FM East Helena, Montana 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) FCC
KYPM 89.9 FM Livingston, Montana 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) FCC
KYPR 90.7 FM Miles City, Montana 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) FCC
KYPW 88.3 FM Wolf Point, Montana 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) FCC

Translators[edit]

The network is also relayed by an additional 27 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, Montana 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, Montana 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, Wyoming 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, Montana 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, Montana 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, Wyoming 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, Montana 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, Montana 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
K208DJ 89.5 Great Falls, Montana 70 78.3 m (257 ft) D 47°32′23″N 111°17′6″W / 47.53972°N 111.28500°W / 47.53972; -111.28500 (K208DJ) FCC
K212BC 90.3 Shelby, Montana 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, Montana 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, Montana 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, Montana 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, Wyoming 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, Montana 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, Montana 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, Wyoming 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, Montana 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, Montana 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, Wyoming 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, Montana 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, Montana 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, Montana 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, Montana 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, Montana 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, Montana 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, Montana 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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