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City of license Bandon, Oregon
Broadcast area Bandon-Coos Bay-North Bend, Oregon
Branding Real Country 96.5
Frequency 96.5 MHz
First air date 1996
Format Country
ERP 1,500 watts
HAAT 395 meters (1296 feet)
Class C3
Facility ID 13875
Transmitter coordinates 42°57′27″N 124°16′13″W / 42.95750°N 124.27028°W / 42.95750; -124.27028
Callsign meaning BanDoN
Former callsigns KAJT (1/13/95-3/10/95)[1]
Affiliations CNN Radio, Citadel Media
Owner Bicoastal Media
(Bicoastal Media Licenses III, LLC)
Website kbdn.com

KBDN (96.5 FM, "Real Country 96.5") is a radio station licensed to serve Bandon, Oregon, USA. The station is owned by Bicoastal Media and the broadcast license is held by Bicoastal Media Licenses III, LLC.


KBDN broadcasts a country music format featuring the satellite-delivered "Real Country" format from Citadel Media.[2] In addition to its usual music programming, KBDN airs news updates from CNN Radio.


This station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on November 17, 1994.[3] The new station was assigned the call letters KAJT by the FCC on January 13, 1995.[1] This was short-lived the station was assigned the current KBDN call letters on March 10, 1995.[1] After a modification and one extension, KBDN received its license to cover from the FCC on January 24, 1997.[4]

In April 2003, Coquille River Broadcasters, Inc., reached an agreement to sell this station and three others to Bicoastal Media through their Bicoastal CB, LLC, subsidiary for a total sale price of $1.5 million.[5] The four-station deal was approved by the FCC on August 22, 2003, and the transaction was consummated on October 16, 2003.[6] At the time of the sale, KBDN broadcast a classic rock music format branded as "B96".[5]

As part of an internal corporate re-organization by the Bicoastal Media parent company, Bicoastal CB, LLC, applied in October 2007 to transfer the broadcast license for KBDN to Bicoastal Media Licenses III, LLC. The transfer was approved by the FCC on October 29, 2007, and the transaction was consummated on the same day.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "Application Search Details (BPH-19930930ME)". FCC Media Bureau. November 17, 1994. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-19961025KE)". FCC Media Bureau. January 24, 1997. 
  5. ^ a b "Changing Hands - 2003-05-05". Broadcasting & Cable. May 5, 2003. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-20030430AAS)". FCC Media Bureau. October 16, 2003. 
  7. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-20071016ABW)". FCC Media Bureau. October 29, 2007. 

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