St. Louis Public Radio's KMST FM Rolla transmitter back to full service after major repairs


After many rain delays, technicians installed a new antenna and transmission line that connects the antenna with the transmitter. The KMST Rolla transmitter is now back to its full broadcast strength in Rolla and the surrounding area and has been operating at full power for the past two weeks with no technical glitches. 

Rolla Correspondent Jonathan Ahl said he has driven around the Rolla area covering stories the past week, and commented on the strength of the radio signal in all directions. 

“St. Louis Public Radio has invested in ensuring the Rolla region is well covered. It’s good to know that my local stories and those from my very talented colleagues across the state will be heard loud and clear throughout the KMST listening area,” Ahl said. 

The significant reports came at a high cost and were made possible by the generosity of station donors who said that access to reliable information is essential. 

Alongside listening to St. Louis Public Radio via local FM radio, KMST can be streamed at, via the station mobile app, or by asking your smart speaker to “play N-P-R.”