Jackson Hole Community Radio got its start as a lofty dream shared by like-minded community members here in Jackson, WY, in the early 1990s. After over a decade of extensive planning and drumming up local support for the concept, 89.1 KHOL hit the airwaves in the spring of 2008.
We first took to the airwaves from a former office space underneath the Teton Barbershop, at the corner of Glenwood and Gill streets. There was a good amount of space, but no windows, and we could hardly pick up our own signal in our station, as we were transmitting from the top of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and blocked by Saddle Butte.
However, the ball had started rolling, and there was no stopping it! After a few years of broadcasting from the basement, we moved above ground, at first temporarily to an attic space across Glenwood St. from the Wort Hotel, while our current, beautiful studio in The Center for the Arts was being built.
Since 2012 we have been proud to call The Center for the Arts our home base, and we look forward to keeping it that way for years to come. It is a pleasure to be a part of a cultural hub here in our community, which is home to over 20 other nonprofits.
We are now broadcasting at around 3,000 watts from the top of Snow King Mountain, and our FM signal coverage area includes around 40,000 people in Western Wyoming and Eastern Idaho. We are also available anywhere in the world with 24/7 live streaming via our website and multiple free mobile device apps.
We currently employ two full-time and one part-time paid staff, and are kept in motion by a volunteer army of over 60 DJs from myriad demographics of our community. Everyone from lawyers and doctors to guides and bartenders come together for the love of community radio at KHOL.
We now have music shows in English and Spanish, and a healthy community affairs department that brings features to air six days a week, not to mention a sports show, a food show, a library show, an animal Q & A show, and much more.
KHOL is fully funded and supported by our community. You can support KHOL by: