KBLG

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KBLG
City of license Billings, Montana
Broadcast area Billings Metropolitan Area
Branding ESPN 910 KBLG
Frequency 910 kHz
First air date 1950
Format Sports radio
Power 1,000 watts day
64 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 63873
Transmitter coordinates 45°45′13″N 108°30′58″W / 45.75361°N 108.51611°W / 45.75361; -108.51611Coordinates: 45°45′13″N 108°30′58″W / 45.75361°N 108.51611°W / 45.75361; -108.51611
Callsign meaning K BiLlinGs
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Connoisseur Media
(Connoisseur Media Licenses, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website kblg910.com

KBLG (910 AM, "ESPN 910 KBLG") is an American Sports Talk radio station that broadcasts in the Billings Metro Area. KBLG-AM broadcasts from its tower located just outside the Billings city limits.

Ownership[edit]

In June 2006, KBLG was acquired by Cherry Creek Radio from Fisher Radio Regional Group as part of a 24 station deal with a total reported sale price of $33.3 million.[1]

KBLG was owned by Cherry Creek Radio until 2010 when it was acquired by Connoisseur Media along with sister stations KRZN-FM and KRKX-FM.

For the remaining Cherry Creek Radio station KYYA-FM, it was announced on May 24, 2010 that the frequency of 93.3 FM would be operated by Elenbaas Media Inc, while Elenbaas's 730 AM frequency would be operated by Connoisseur Media.

In February 2013, KBLG signed a multi-year agreement with Grizzly Sports Properties to broadcast all University of Montana football and men’s basketball games to Billings listeners. [2]

KBLG previously aired a local morning News Program Titled "The Montana Morning Report" featuring many local radio personalities over the years including Michael Lyon (Runge), Former KBLG News Director, who left the news radio industry in 2009. Who later died in late 2009 after a distinguished radio career covering local news for over 15 years for KBLG radio. Other radio personalities on KBLG AM 910 included Liz Adams and Ken Adelblue.

KBLG later eliminated local radio news in 2010 and now airs a sports talk format with no local programming or personalities on its on air staff.

Originally 910 AM began broadcasting in the 1950s in the Billings radio market during which the station went by the call letters KOYN-AM and for many years had a country music format.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deals". Broadcasting & Cable. 2006-06-19. 
  2. ^ "KBLG the new radio partner of Griz athletics". Billings Gazette. February 19, 2013. 

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