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Yellowstone Public Radio Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone_Public_Radio

Yellowstone Public Radio
KEMC logo.png
TypePublic Radio Network
Country
United States
Broadcast area
Montana
Idaho
Wyoming
Programming
AffiliationsNational Public Radio
Ownership
OwnerMontana State University-Billings
Links
WebcastAvailable on website
Websiteyellowstonepublicradio.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 and eastern Idaho. 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. It gradually transitioned from a college radio station to a more professional operation. This culminated in 1984, when it hired a professional station manager and joined National Public Radio, becoming the state's second NPR member. Over the next decade, it boosted its signal to 100,000 watts, and built a network of translators and repeaters across Montana, and now has one of the largest geographical coverage areas in the entire NPR system. Shortly after EMC merged with the Montana State University System, KEMC rebranded itself Yellowstone Public Radio, 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 west of campus, was renamed the Joseph L. Sample Studios in honor of the Montana broadcasting pioneer.

Stations and translators[edit]

Yellowstone Public Radio is broadcast by twelve full-power stations. The network is also relayed by an additional 28 translators to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency City of license State Facility ID ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class Transmitter coordinates
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)
KEMC[a] 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)
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)
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)
KGLZ 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 (KGLZ)
KYPH 88.5 FM Helena Montana 174030 5,200 576 m (1,890 ft) C1 46°44′53″N 112°19′49″W / 46.74806°N 112.33028°W / 46.74806; -112.33028 (KYPH)
KYPX 106.5 FM Helena Valley Southeast Montana 189560 1,800 652 m (2,139 ft) C2 46°49′30″N 111°42′13″W / 46.82500°N 111.70361°W / 46.82500; -111.70361 (KYPX)
KYPM 89.9 FM Livingston Montana 172578 1,900 265 m (869 ft) C3 45°35′51″N 110°32′45″W / 45.59750°N 110.54583°W / 45.59750; -110.54583 (KYPM)
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)
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)
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)
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)

Notes:

Broadcast translators
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license State Facility ID Rebroadcasts
K206BN 89.1 Ashland Montana 43575 KYPR
K242DC 96.3 Big Sky Montana 18326 KBMC
K213AU 90.5 Big Timber Montana 64316 KEMC
K255CW 98.9 Billings Montana 93794 KEMC
K251CU 98.1 Bozeman Montana 18324 KBMC
K220FL 91.9 Broadus Montana 43574 KYPR
K261CC 100.1 Chester Montana 55091 KEMC
K203AF 88.5 Colstrip Montana 18320 KEMC
K203AI 88.5 Columbus Montana 18321 KEMC
K217FH 91.3 Conrad Montana 92690 KEMC
K205BZ 88.9 Cut Bank Montana 18333 KEMC
K216CH 91.1 Emigrant Montana 18315 KBMC
K216DC 91.1 Forsyth Montana 43573 KEMC
K220DN 91.9 Glasgow Montana 18312 KEMC
K203AS 88.5 Glendive Montana 15868 KEMC
K208DJ 89.5 Great Montana 84903 KEMC
K219FF 91.7 Havre Montana 122867 KEMC
K203AE 88.5 Lewistown Montana 18316 KEMC
K204GR 88.7 Livingston Montana 18322 KBMC
K206BA 89.1 Red Lodge Montana 18318 KEMC
K212BC 90.3 Shelby Montana 18325 KEMC
K220DF 91.9 Terry Montana 15867 KEMC
K290CA[1] 105.9 West Yellowstone Montana 155899 KBMC
K220DK 91.9 Buffalo Wyoming 55092 KEMC
K203AH 88.5 Cody Wyoming 18328 KEMC
K218ES 91.5 Greybull Wyoming 18323 KEMC
K285AF 104.9 Mammoth Hot Springs Wyoming 39762 KEMC
K214EZ 90.7 Worland Wyoming 18329 KEMC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deal Digest: Memphis Jazz Station's Survival Ensured". Inside Radio. February 27, 2020. Retrieved March 10, 2020.

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