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KBGA Streaming Live

The University of Montana’s college radio station, KBGA at 89.9 FM, is now streaming broadcasts live on its new Web site at http://www.kbga.org.

No matter where you are, you can hear what Missoula has enjoyed since 1996: a radio station as diverse and freeform as Missoula itself. 

Visit http://www.kbga.org to find the new Web stream, KBGA playlists dating back to 2005, DJ profiles and the full program schedule. You can also find ways to support the station and stay up to date on the frequent concerts it brings to town.

"This radio station is a community resource," says General Manager Ben Weiss, "which means that anyone can be a part of it. Our mission statement emphasizes new and refreshing programming, and this is only realized with community involvement."

KBGA is a free-format station always on the lookout for creative ideas and people who want to learn about radio. The station encourages new students and longtime listeners alike to tune in, volunteer and offer suggestions. 

While KBGA staff is made up entirely of students, the 100-plus volunteer DJs who produce 24 hours of programming every day are faculty members, graduates, current students and community members. The doors are open to anyone interested in participating in college radio. DJ training sessions happen periodically throughout the school year, and DJ applications are always available at the KBGA offices, located in University Center Room 208. 

The music programs on KBGA cover almost every imaginable genre, with shows highlighting independent rock, hip-hop, electronic, reggae, funk and soul, ’60s rock and blues. There also are several talk shows on the station, all of which are described on the new Web site. 

There’s also an award-winning news and sports department. The KBGA News department strives to deliver balanced and accurate coverage of campus and local issues and events. KBGA News provides alternative and credible news sources. The 10-minute newscast airs daily at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The station hires reporters each semester, and volunteer anchors are always welcome.

Thanks to the generosity of the Greater Montana Foundation, KBGA has been awarded a $15,000 grant to outfit its studio with brand-new broadcast equipment. It will completely redesign the broadcast control room in the coming months, "a measure that will ensure reliable operation of the station for the next decade," says Program Director Clark Grant. "Our deepest thanks go to the board members of the Greater Montana Foundation, as well as Tim Donahue and Marnee Banks for their work and their belief in KBGA."

For more information about UM’s college radio station, visit http://www.kbga.org or call the KBGA office at 406-243-6758. To make a request, call the studio at 406-243-6226.