KUFM
CityMissoula, Montana
Frequency89.1 (MHz)
BrandingMontana Public Radio
SloganMakes Montana Sound As Good As It Looks
Programming
FormatPublic radio
AffiliationsMontana Public Radio
National Public Radio
American Public Media
Public Radio International
Ownership
OwnerUniversity of Montana
(University of Montana)
History
First air date
January 31st, 1965
Technical information
Facility ID69239
ClassC
ERP14,500 watts
HAAT754 meters
Translator(s)See § Translators
Links
Websitewww.mtpr.org

KUFM (89.1 FM) is a radio station licensed to Missoula, Montana. The station is owned by the University of Montana, and serves as the flagship station of Montana Public Radio.

History

Montana Public Radio began on January 31, 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.

Translators

KUFM also utilizes four translators.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
K219DN 91.7 Dillon, Montana 90606 210 D FCC LMS
K267BJ 101.3 Ferndale, Etc., Montana 64280 48 D FCC LMS
K218AI 91.5 Rattlesnake Valley, Montana 68954 250 D FCC LMS
K219BN 91.7 Whitefish, Montana 69227 21 D FCC LMS

Coordinates: 47°01′58″N 113°59′32″W / 47.0327°N 113.9923°W / 47.0327; -113.9923