KQHN

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KQHN
City of license Waskom, Texas
Broadcast area Shreveport, Louisiana
Branding i97.3
Slogan Today's Best Music
Frequency 97.3 MHz
First air date 1968 (as KFMV at 107.9)
Format CHR
ERP 42,000 watts
HAAT 162.5 meters (533 feet)
Class C2
Facility ID 12414
Transmitter coordinates 32°29′36″N 93°45′55″W / 32.49333°N 93.76528°W / 32.49333; -93.76528Coordinates: 32°29′36″N 93°45′55″W / 32.49333°N 93.76528°W / 32.49333; -93.76528
Former callsigns KFMV (1968-1983)
KVMA-FM (1983-2005)
KBED (3/2005-4/2005)
Former frequencies 107.9 MHz (1968-2005)
Owner Cumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stations KMJJ, KRMD, KRMD-FM, KVMA-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website i973hits.com

KQHN (97.3 FM, "i97.3") is a CHR radio station licensed to Waskom, Texas, and serves the greater Shreveport, Louisiana area.

The station is owned by Cumulus Media and broadcasts from the Louisiana Boardwalk shopping center in Bossier City, Louisiana, along with sister stations KRMD, KRMD-FM, KMJJ, and KVMA-FM.

The station was assigned the KQHN call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on April 7, 2005.[1]

History[edit]

The station was originally licensed to Magnolia, Arkansas as KFMV on 107.9 MHz.[2] Cumulus Media bought the station and tried to move the station into the Shreveport market, by moving the station's city of license to Oil City, Louisiana. However the station's transmitter on 107.9 MHz from its new location caused interference with air traffic control at Barksdale Air Force Base and was forced off the air by the military and FCC. Ultimately the station's frequency was moved to 97.3 MHz and the city of license is now Waskom, Texas. The transmitter location is located near downtown Shreveport on a landmark non supported structure nicknamed Eiffel Tower. KQHN-FM transmit facilities are colocated with KVMA-FM, KMJJ-FM and KRMD-AM with KRMD-FM auxiliary site. Even though the transmitter location is located in Shreveport, the city of license is for Waskom, TX and serves the Ark-La-Tex area.

On April 13, 2012, at Noon, KQHN flipped to Top 40, branded as "i97.3."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "KQHN-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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