Marketplace (radio program)

Prairie Public (radio)

Prairie Public is a public radio service of Prairie Public Broadcasting in association with North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota and the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. It was launched on 1 February 1999 as North Dakota Public Radio by bringing the radio stations of NDSU and UND under the same banner as Prairie Public's similarly-named predecessor, Prairie Public Radio, which served the western portion of the state. Prairie Public maintains active studios in Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck. On September 26, 2006, the service received its current name, so chosen in order to achieve brand consistency with Prairie Public Broadcasting's other operations.


Prairie Public is a member of National Public Radio, airing programs such as All Things Considered, and it also runs Public Radio International programs including Marketplace. Prairie Public also runs programming from Minnesota Public Radio's American Public Media, including A Prairie Home Companion. Prairie Public also has a locally produced call-in show, Hear it Now, hosted by Merrill Piepkorn. Most of the music played on Prairie Public is classical, adult album alternative or jazz.

Regional networks

The Prairie Public radio chain is split up into two networks: Radio Eastern Service (KUND, KPRJ, KDSU) and Radio Western Service (KCND, KDPR, KMPR, KPPR).


KFJM in Grand Forks, formerly one of the FM station of UND's now-defunct Northern Lights Public Radio, is a part of the Prairie Public radio network and carries some network programming, but originates its own programming as well. KDSU of Fargo rebroadcasts KFJM during the midday and overnights on weekdays outside of NPR and Prairie Public programming. KDSU is also part of Radio Public's Radio Eastern Service. KFJM and KDSU primarily air an adult album alternative music format along with blues, folk, and jazz.


Prairie Public has 8 full power stations and 11 low-power translators broadcasting across North Dakota, northwest Minnesota, and eastern Montana. Prairie Public is also working on building a full-power station for Devils Lake for better coverage in north central North Dakota.
Location Frequency Call sign Call sign meaning
Beach 91.9 K220FI (KDPR)
Bismarck 90.5 KCND Capital of North Dakota
Bowman 91.9 K220FJ (KDPR)
Crary 89.5 K208BF (KUND)
Crosby 91.9 K220FF (KPPR)
Devils Lake 91.5 K218AV (KUND)
Dickinson 89.9 KDPR Dickinson Public Radio
Fargo 91.9 KDSU North Dakota State University
Grand Forks 89.3 KUND University of North Dakota
90.7 KFJM Folk and Jazz Music
Jamestown 91.5 KPRJ Public Radio Jamestown
Harvey 91.9 K220FD (KMPR)
Hettinger 91.9 K220FG (KDPR)
Lakota 91.7 K219AX (KUND)
Minot 88.9 KMPR Minot Public Radio
Plentywood, MT 91.9 K220FE (KPPR)
Thief River Falls, MN 88.3 K202BK (KUND)
Tioga 91.9 K220FH (KMPR)
Williston 89.5 KPPR Prairie Public Radio

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