KOGN

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KOGN
City of license Ogden, Utah
Frequency 1490 kHz
First air date April 1948 (as KVOG)
Format Silent
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 5175
Transmitter coordinates 41°14′23″N 111°58′58″W / 41.23972°N 111.98278°W / 41.23972; -111.98278
Callsign meaning OGdeN
Former callsigns KVOG (1948-1978)
KJQN (1978-1993)
KJOE (1993-1994)
KYFO (1994-2006)
Owner AM Radio 1490, Inc.
Website http://www.kogn.com

KOGN (1490 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Regional Mexican format. Licensed to Ogden, Utah, USA, the station serves the Ogden area. The station is owned by AM Radio 1490, Inc.[1] The station was an affiliate of Dial Global's adult standard format. KOGN's signal was also simulcasted on nearby KNFL 1470 kHz in Tremonton, Utah. The station was silent for quite some time beginning in 2009. In 2010, the station returned to air with a regional Mexican format. KNFL is no longer simulcasting KOGN, and had its license cancelled by the FCC in 2012.

KOGN has been reported as off the air. The station's website no longer works.

History[edit]

The studio and radio tower for the station, in Ogden, Utah.

The station was built by pioneer Utah broadcaster Arch Webb in April 1948 with call sign KVOG - the "Voice of Ogden" and subsequently changed to KJQN on December 1, 1978, and again on June 28, 1993 to KJOE. The radio station was acquired by the Bible Broadcasting Network from US Bankruptcy Court in Salt Lake City, UT in 2004.[2][3] The station went to non-commercial status and the call sign changed on May 16, 1994 to KYFO. KYFO aired primarily religious programming. The station was then sold to AM Radio 1490, Inc in 2005, and changed to the call sign KOGN on May 1, 2006.[4]

On May 29, 2009, The Fifth District Court of Utah in Washington County, UT appointed a receiver to take over KOGN-AM for US Capital, Incorporated of Boulder CO, an investment group which foreclosed on Legecy Media, the owners of KOGN and several other stations. The receiver sold the station to Familia Broadcasting of Salt lake City in a court approved sale.

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