Dear KGVA Listener/ Website Participant:



Hello my friends!

It is with sincere honor that I share this short invite with you. Since my orientation as KGVA Station Manager on March 15, 2010, my journey has been both rewarding and exciting. Many challenges and successes are in store for the KGVA staff and me.

As our elders advise, my prayer for each of you today is for “good health, long life, blessings for you and your families and may your home fires always burn warm and strong!” Your interaction with KGVA is surely appreciated and may your involvement be rewarding.

KGVA’s new broadcast logo of “Fair…Wholeistic…Unique…” is your guarantee that as the only Native public broadcasting station in the great state of Montana, the staff of KGVA will be up for the challenge.

Our quality programming of pertinent information, educational exposure as well as cultural presentation and sharing of the integrity and dignity of the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre aboriginal nations will be a blessing to your life.

Enjoy our offerings and may your journey always be one of a worthy walk on the RED ROAD OF LIFE!


Gerald J. Stiffarm (BEARSHIRT)
KGVA Station Manager


KGVA Radio Station was established in 1996 and officially went “On-Air” on October 29, 1996. The need for better communication and disseminating information not only within the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation but for the surrounding communities that lie in the adjacent areas sparked the fire to establish this needed service. The Fort Belknap College took on this challenge and pursued funding to build the first Native American radio station in Montana.


Gerald Stiffarm aka – “Bear Shirt”
Tribe: Gros-Ventre Nation
Station Manager
Office Number: (406) 353-4534
E-mail: gjstiffarm@ancollege.edu


KGVA 88.1 FM

PO Box 159
Harlem, MT 59526

(406) 353-4656

Toll free: 1 (866) 353-KGVA