KCAP (AM)

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KCAP
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City of license Helena, Montana
Branding 950 KCAP
Slogan Your News and Information Station
Frequency 950 kHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date November 1, 1976 (1976-11-01) (as KMTX)
Format News/talk
Power 5,000 watts (unlimited)
Class B
Facility ID 8669
Transmitter coordinates 46°40′28″N 112°01′05″W / 46.67444°N 112.01806°W / 46.67444; -112.01806
Former callsigns KMTX (1976–2014)
Owner Kevin Terry
(sale to Cherry Creek Radio pending)
(The Montana Radio Company, LLC)
Website www.950kcap.com

KCAP (950 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Helena, Montana. The station is owned by Kevin Terry, through licensee The Montana Radio Company, LLC. It airs a news/talk format.

The station went on the air November 1, 1976 as KMTX.[1] Until 2014, the station broadcast an adult standards format as "Classy 950."[2] In October 2014, Cherry Creek Radio announced that it would purchase KMTX from The Montana Radio Company and move its news/talk programming to KMTX from the original KCAP (1340 AM) and KBLL (1240 AM); those stations went off the air on November 5, the date that KMTX changed formats.[2][3] The station was assigned the KCAP call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on November 6.[4]

Awards[edit]

In June 2007, Paul Stark of KMTX was presented an E.B. Craney Broadcasting Award for excellence in Radio Station Promotion at the annual meeting of the Montana Broadcasters Association.[5] Kevin Skaalure of KTMX won a Craney for best Radio Public Service Campaign at the same ceremony.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-268. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Venta, Lance (November 4, 2014). "Cherry Creek Buys One In Helena; Takes Two Dark". RadioInsight. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ Knauber, Al (November 3, 2014). "Cherry Creek Radio acquires 950 KMTX-AM". Independent Record. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  5. ^ "E.B. Craney Award winners announced". KXMB.com (Associated Press). 2007-06-23. 

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