KBZM

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KBZM
KBZM logo.png
City of license Big Sky, Montana
Broadcast area Bozeman, Montana
Branding Eagle 104.7
Slogan "Classic Hits that Rock"
Frequency 104.7 MHz
First air date November 2003
Format Classic rock
ERP 5,000 watts
HAAT 1017 meters (3339 feet)
Class C1
Facility ID 81679
Transmitter coordinates 45°16′41″N 111°26′57″W / 45.27806°N 111.44917°W / 45.27806; -111.44917
Callsign meaning BoZeMan
Former callsigns KBFN (1997-2003)[1]
Owner Orion Media LLC
Sister stations KKQX, KSCY
Website montanassuperstation.com

KBZM (104.7 FM, "Eagle 104.7") is a radio station licensed to Big Sky, Montana and reaches a substantial geographic area largely unserved by other signals. The station is owned by Orion Media LLC. It airs a variety classic rock music format.[2]

Studios, along with KSCY and KKQX, are at 8274 Huffine Lane, on the west side of Bozeman, near Four Corners. KBZM also maintains an office and studio in Big Sky as well. KBZM's transmitter and tower site are west of Big Sky, on top of Lone Peak at Big Sky Resort, elevation 11,166 feet. It is the highest FM transmitter site in the great Northwest, and 3rd highest in the United States.

The station was assigned the KBZM call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on November 5, 2003.[1]

History[edit]

KBZM signed-on in November 2003 at 104.5 in Big Sky. The owners had the opportunity to upgrade the station to a class C1 (2004) and in doing so moved the frequency to 104.7. KBZM serves all of southwestern Montana along with a portion of Yellowstone National Park. KBZM's sister station KKQX signed on in late 2005, airing the same format but more directly serving the population center in the Gallatin Valley. Both stations are branded as The Eagle and together are known as "Montana's Superstation," due to the extensive coverage provided by the two signals at 104.7 and 105.7.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 

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