KMNR strives to provide educational, entertaining, and informative radio programming as a public service to the students, faculty, and administration of Missouri S&T and for the people of Phelps County.
KMNR is staffed entirely by students. Programming is provided by sixty to seventy volunteer DJs. Station administration is performed by a seven member executive board that is elected once per year from the body of DJs.
KMNR is a "free-format" station. This means the on-air DJ chooses all program content, with the exception of standard educational productions, which KMNR airs to serve the public interest.