Montana Public Radio
TypePublic Radio Network
United States
Broadcast area
AffiliationsNational Public Radio
American Public Media
Public Radio Exchange
OwnerUniversity of Montana
Launch date1965
WebcastAvailable 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.

Satellites and repeaters

Montana Public Radio consists of nine full-power stations and several translators:

Call sign Frequency City of license Facility ID ERP
(m (ft))
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)


  1. ^ Flagship station; for this station's translators, see KUFM (FM) § Translators