KDAT

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KDAT-FM
City of license Waterloo, Iowa
Broadcast area Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Branding 104.5 The Marie
Slogan Today's Country Hits
Frequency 104.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1996
Format FM/HD-1: Country
HD-2: Adult contemporary
ERP 100,000 watts, Stereo
HAAT 168 meters (551 ft)
Class C1
Facility ID 54165
Transmitter coordinates 42°4′51″N 91°41′45″W / 42.08083°N 91.69583°W / 42.08083; -91.69583Coordinates: 42°4′51″N 91°41′45″W / 42.08083°N 91.69583°W / 42.08083; -91.69583
Former callsigns KTOF (1971-1995)
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Cedar Rapids License, LLC)
Sister stations KHAK, KRNA, KRQN
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.kdat.com

KDAT-FM (104.5 FM, "104.5 The Marie") is a radio station broadcasting a country music format.[1] Licensed to Waterloo, Iowa, the station serves the Cedar Rapids area and is now known on-air as "Iowa's New 104.5 The Marie." The station broadcasts in HD radio and is currently owned by Townsquare Media. The first song that played on The Marie since the station flipped formats was "Play Something Country" by Brooks & Dunn. KDAT's HD-2 subchannel consists of adult contemporary music, branding itself as "The New Sound of 104-5 KDAT HD-2." [2]

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare would acquire 53 Cumulus stations, including KDAT-FM (104.5 The Marie), for $238 million. The deal is part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global are both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[3][4] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.[5]

Imaging[edit]

Station voices: Pat Garrett, Aileen Quinn and Marie Osmond

Station jingles: JAM Creative Productions' "Country Buzz", ReelWorld One: Country with the Cat Country 96 logo and KYGO 2002 and KILT 2006 packages

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Spring 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  2. ^ "KDAT Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  3. ^ "Official: Cumulus Buys Dial Global, Spins Some Stations To Townsquare; Peak Stations Sold To Townsquare, Fresno Spun To Cumulus". All Access. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cumulus-Townsquare-Peak Deal Closes". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 

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