||Began broadcasting part-time as
KUFM, a 10-watt student training facility within the
School of Journalism at The University of Montana in
Missoula. Programming was dependent on class assignments
and the interest of students and volunteers.
||New transmitter raised power to
||Tower and transmitter moved to
Big Sky Mountain (Snow Bowl Peak), 11 miles north of
Missoula. Power increased to 14,500 watts.
||Expansion grant from Corporation
for Public Broadcasting (CPB) helped pay for upgrade
in facilities and staff. KUFM became a National Public
Radio affiliate and began broadcasting 18 hours a day,
365 days a year.
||Translator installed on Continental
Divide to bring signal to Butte.
||Translator installed in Marysville
to serve Helena area.
||Translator installed on Big Sky
Mountain to serve north Missoula.
||KUFM's sister station, KGPR, came
into existence when a transmitter and small studio were
installed in Great Falls.
||Translator installed in White Sulphur
Springs to carry the KGPR signal.
||KUFM signal from Big Sky Mountain
upgraded from mono to stereo.
||Translator installed on Swan Mountain
to serve the Bigfork and Swan Lake areas.
||Translator installed on Big Mountain
to serve Whitefish.
||Stereo signal to Great Falls, Helena,
and White Sulphur Springs upgraded to digital.
||Corporation for Public Broadcasting
grant awarded to study possibility of expanding Montana
Public Radio signal.
||Federal grant awarded. This paid
for 75% of the cost of a huge signal extension project.
Capital campaign undertaken to raise the 25% grant match.
||Four new transmitters (Kalispell,
Hamilton, Butte and Helena) and a new translator in
Dillon were turned on as the culmination of the signal