|Type||Public Radio Network|
|Affiliations||National Public Radio|
American Public Media
Public Radio Exchange
|Owner||University of Montana|
|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.
Montana Public Radio began in 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.
Montana Public Radio consists of nine full-power stations and several translators:
|Call sign||Frequency||City of license||Facility ID||ERP
|KAPC||91.3 FM||Butte, Montana||66630||800||571 m (1,873 ft)|
|KDWG||90.9 FM||Dillon, Montana||93389||850||−72 m (−236 ft)|
|KGPR||89.9 FM||Great Falls, Montana||24955||9,500||90 m (300 ft)|
|KUFN||91.9 FM||Hamilton, Montana||59812||900||130 m (430 ft)|
|KUHM||91.7 FM||Helena, Montana||66628||910||232 m (761 ft)|
|KUKL||90.1 FM||Kalispell, Montana||66627||1,830||786 m (2,579 ft)|
|KUFL||90.5 FM||Libby, Montana||173730||1,000||−318 m (−1,043 ft)|
|KUFM[a]||89.1 FM||Missoula, Montana||69239||14,500||754 m (2,474 ft)|
|KPJH||89.5 FM||Polson, Montana||173197||130||570 m (1,870 ft)|