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Please join KGPR Public Radio the evening of April 7th from 6 until 9 PM for the annual Listener Appreciation Party at the Great Falls College – MSU. The event will be held in Heritage Hall (KGPRs “Studio 1”) with plenty of room for all. We will have a live broadcast with live music and other talent starting at 7 and lasting until 9 PM. There will be food and refreshments including wine and beer.

This year is very important for the station. Due to serious cutbacks in supplemental funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) over this past year, we are facing the need to make up a considerable portion of that shortfall through increased listener and corporate support.

Be sure to mark your calendars for this event. We will be looking forward to seeing you there.
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03.21.17  ·  

Great Falls Public Radio Association

Mission

Provide vital news, educational, cultural, and public affairs coverage without direct charge to the listeners while maintaining the technical standards and competence necessary to carry out this mission. In addition, it is KGPR’s goal to offer broadly balanced programming. Public radio is and should continue to be a major forum for the development of cultural diversity and enrichment in the listening area. (Adopted February 5, 1990)


Statement of Diversity

GFPRA rigorously supports and follows the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s nondiscrimination policies, ethics policies, and commitments to equal opportunity, affirmative action and diversity. In addition, we are committed to compliance with the spirit and letter of all applicable federal, state, and local non-discrimination laws.

GFPRA Diversity Goals

  • To recruit and retain a diverse workforce that is representative of its service area.
  • To provide equal opportunity in employment.
  • To educate its management and staff in best practices for maintaining an inclusive and diverse environment for all persons.

GFPRA Diversity Practices and Initiatives

  • GFPRA is committed to diversity and equal employment opportunity in every aspect of personnel policy and practice including: recruitment, selection, placement, training and advancement of employees.
  • Recruitment for employment opportunities at GFPRA takes place through an open and fair process.
  • GFPRA management and other appropriate staff will attend training seminars or workshops in order to learn ways to create a more diverse workforce and to maintain a culture of respect and non-discrimination. GFPRA management will review practices designed to fulfill GFPRA’s commitment to diversity.

Diversity at GFPRA.

GFPRA has 2 permanent members of its public radio staff. Women comprise a total of 50% of GFPRA’s permanent staff. GFPRA historically has a very low turnover rate, and will continue to recruit diverse candidates for future open positions. GFPRA’s staff generally reflects the demographic makeup of its listening area.


 

Programming Philosophy

The programming objectives of the Great Falls Public Radio Association are to provide NPR/PRI programming available from KUFM-FM, provide quality local programming meeting the needs of the public, and rebroadcast selected Montana Public Radio programming from KUFM-FM.

Code of Integrity

We support the Public Media Code of Integrity. To see the Code or for more information see: http://www.codeofintegrity.org/


Board of Directors

    • President: Keern Haslem
    • Vice President: Joe Moll
    • Treasurer:  Penny Taylor
    • Secretary: Dr. Deborah Cabin
    • Board Members:
      – Greg Muir
      – Richard Liebert
    • -Del Darko
    • Station Manager: Tom Halverson

Bylaws of GFPRA


Open Meetings Policy

All board meetings are held the third Monday of each month from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm and are open to the public. Call the office for the room number.


Community Advisory Board (CAB)

The KGPR CAB meets monthly. Its chairperson is Mark Mathison, mmathison@gmail.com. Membership ion the CAB is always open, and interested listeners are encourage to contact Mark for meeting information.