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Utah Public Radio (UPR) has officially made its way into Moab with the opening of a new full-power station at FM 88.7.

The UPR network now has 30 running translators across the state of Utah, in addition to its five full-powered stations, providing at least partial coverage to 22 counties statewide.

"This is a tremendous step for us," said UPR General Manager Victor Hogstrom, in a release. "Our mission at UPR is to empower the individual by providing quality programming that will connect them to the world. Acquiring Moab will help us further our goal of being a genuine public service for Utah."

Since 1999, UPR has grown from having three stations and 16 translators to where it is today. Hogstrom said UPR's eventual goal is to provide coverage to all of Utah, including the most rural areas.

Utah Public Radio is a service of Utah State University. It currently serves 22 counties across the state and parts of southern Idaho.