KBGA
CityMissoula, Montana
Frequency89.9 MHz
BrandingKBGA College Radio
SloganReal music. Live DJs. The way it should be.
Programming
FormatFreeform/Student
Ownership
OwnerUniversity of Montana
History
First air date
1996 (1996)
Technical information
ClassA
ERP1,000 watts
HAAT-80 m
Links
Websitewww.kbga.org

KBGA (89.9 FM), licensed to Missoula, Montana, is a college radio station on the campus of the University of Montana. It was formerly known as Revolution Radio. Elizabeth Wipperman is the current general manager of the station.

KBGA was established by an organization of students headed by Craig J. Altmaier and has been on the air, serving its community since August 23, 1996. KBGA was consulted by and briefly collaborated with Sirius Satellite Radio in 2000. In the same year, the station was introduced to the rest of the world in the print medium as it graced the pages of the June 8 issue of Rolling Stone magazine in an article covering webcasting.

Founding

KBGA was founded in 1996 by Rob Bourriague, Todd Graetz, and Craig Altmaier, whose surname initials are represented by the station's call letters. The station, originally known as Revolution Radio, started as a student-run radio station at the University of Montana, securing funding through the Associated Students of the University of Montana via student fees. The fees were designed to reduce over a period of years as the station supplemented the fee income with listener contributions and other fund drives.

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