|KGVA is an educational, non-commercial, public radio station serving the
Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and surrounding communities. KGVA was
established in 1996 and licensed through the Fort Belknap College. KGVA
will serve the educational, informational and cultural needs of Indians and
non-Indians, both on the reservation and in the nearby communities. It will
serve four purposes: (1) To bring National Public Radio to this large
unserved area; (2) To provide a key emergency alerting system to service
this windy region beset by climate extremes; (3) Promote the educational
mission of Fort Belknap College; and (4) To increase the social and
economic well being by facilitating interaction between Indian and non-Indian
communities. KGVA broadcasts on a 90-kilowatt transmitter serving over
25,000 people in a coverage area of 9,491 square miles.
The call letters KGVA signifies the two tribes of Fort Belknap the Gros-Ventre
and Assinibione. KGVA is located on the Fort Belknap College Campus,
behind White Clay Hall, on Chippewa Street.
KGVA's mission is to "Get the Message Out", by serving as a vital
communications tool for the Native American and non-Native American
communities within the station's service area. KGVA will be inclusive, serving
all communities to create a cohesion among people of different backgrounds.
KGVA will provide programming that fulfills the cultural, educational and
entertainment needs of the community. KGVA is an extended service of the
Fort Belknap College.