|City of license||Vancouver, Washington|
|Broadcast area||Portland, Oregon|
|First air date||February 2, 1956|
|Format||Urban Adult Contemporary|
|Power||1,000 watts day
2,500 watts night
|Callsign meaning||K Best Music Station|
|Former callsigns||KRIV (1956-1958)
(Christopher H. Bennett Broadcasting of Washington, Inc.)
On February 2, 1956, KBMS began operations as KRIV in Camas, Washington. On December 30, 1961 the transmitter and additional studio were moved from 1916 N.E. 2nd Ave., in Camas, to 12640 N. Farr Rd. on Hayden Island, Oregon. The location was in the N.W. corner parking area at "Jantzen Beach Amusement Park", which today is about where "Video Only" is at 1860 N. Hayden Island Dr. The studio was in a small building which stood a few feet above ground.
The station is currently owned by the Seattle Medium. KBMS is well known in Portland's African-American community. KBMS is the only Urban AC station in the Pacific Northwest. They play everything from Musiq Soulchild, Aaliyah, Xscape, Monica, to Earth, Wind & Fire.
KBMS carries the Tom Joyner Morning Show, "Keeping it Real" with The Reverend Al Sharpton, As well as "Trending Today" with Carl Nelson.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KBMS
- Radio-Locator Information on KBMS
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KBMS
- FCC History Cards for KBMS
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