KLAD-FM

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KLAD-FM
KLAD-FM logo.png
City of license Klamath Falls, Oregon
Broadcast area Klamath Falls, Oregon
Branding 92.5 KLAD
Slogan "Oregon's Country Giant"
Frequency 92.5 MHz
First air date July 19, 1974
Format Country
ERP 63,000 watts
HAAT 653 meters (2,142 ft)
Class C
Facility ID 3409
Transmitter coordinates 42°05′50″N 121°37′59″W / 42.09722°N 121.63306°W / 42.09722; -121.63306
Former callsigns KLAD-FM (1974-1978)
KJSN (1978-1996)[1]
Owner Basin Meditative LLC
Sister stations KAGO, KAGO-FM, KHIC, KLAD
Webcast Listen Live
Website mybasin.com

KLAD-FM (92.5 FM) is a radio station licensed to serve Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA. The station, established in 1974, is currently owned by Basin Mediactive, LLC.

Programming[edit]

KLAD-FM broadcasts a country music format.[2] Local weekday programs include The KLAD Wake-Up Crew morning show, with Rob Siems and Tracy Brunner, a mid-day show hosted by Tracy, afternoons with Mike Garrard, plus Jay Davis's Work Day Wrap-Up. Syndicated programs include The Big Time with Whitney Allen.[3]

History[edit]

This station began regular operations on July 19, 1974, broadcasting with 27,000 watts of effective radiated power on a frequency of 92.5 MHz. [4] The station, launched as a sister station to KLAD (960 AM), was assigned the call sign KLAD-FM by the Federal Communications Commission.[1] KLAD-FM was owned by 960 Radio, Inc., and led by Cyrus L. Smith as company president and general manager with August O. Crandall serving as both program director and music director.[5]

During the day, KLAD-FM operated as a simulcast of KLAD, airing a country & western music mix.[5] By 1978 KLAD-FM had changed its call sign to KJSN but it continued the simulcast.[1][5]

In February 1986, 960 Radio, Inc., reached an agreement to sell KJSN to Lost River Broadcasting, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on March 25, 1986, but the transaction was never consummated and control of KLAD remained with 960 Radio, Inc.[6] The station was re-assigned the call sign KLAD-FM by the FCC on December 25, 1996.[1] One week later, AM sister station KLAD dropped that long-held callsign for KLKL.[1]

In March 1988, 960 Radio, Inc., reached a new agreement to sell this station, this time, to Todd Communications, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on May 11, 1988, and the transaction was consummated on May 13, 1988.[7] Just under two years later, in February 1990, Todd Communications, Inc., contracted to sell this station to B&B Broadcasting, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on April 18, 1990, and the transaction was consummated on June 1, 1990.[8]

In August 1998, B&B Broadcasting, Inc., reached an agreement to sell this station to New Northwest Broadcasters, Inc., as part of a six-station deal valued at $7.9 million.[9] The deal was approved by the FCC on October 20, 1998, and the transaction was consummated on December 10, 1998.[10]

In May 2011, New Northwest Broadcast, LLC, reached an agreement to sell the KLAD FM and four other radio stations to Basin Mediactive, LLC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved May 28, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved May 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Programs". KLAD-FM official website. Retrieved May 28, 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Directory of AM and FM Radio Stations in the United States and Canada". Broadcasting Yearbook 1975. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1975. p. C-156. 
  5. ^ a b c "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada". Broadcasting Yearbook 1979. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1979. p. C-181. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19860212EY)". FCC Media Bureau. March 25, 1986. 
  7. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19880323EB)". FCC Media Bureau. May 13, 1988. 
  8. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19900216EB)". FCC Media Bureau. June 1, 1990. 
  9. ^ Holmes, Alisa (August 31, 1998). "Changing Hands". Broadcasting & Cable. 
  10. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19980820EA)". FCC Media Bureau. December 10, 1998. 

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