Native Public Media Provides Training for KOYA Radio Staff

ROSEBUD, SD – Native licensed stations are often located in some of the most rural and geographically remote areas of the United States. Public radio stations like KOYA 88.1 FM, licensed to the Sicangu Lakota, play a critical role in providing local news and information and in serving a central role during times of emergencies and disasters.

Located on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation, keeping KOYA on air with adequate funding is an annual goal. KOYA is one of 36 Tribal licensed radio stations that receives funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. To remain in the CPB matching grant program, the station must raise funding from non-federal sources.