KSKR (AM)

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KSKR
City of license Roseburg, Oregon
Branding The Score
Slogan Your Source for CBS Sports
Frequency 1490 kHz
First air date June 1935 (as KRNR)[1]
Format Sports
Power 1,000 watts (unlimited)
Class C
Facility ID 17415
Transmitter coordinates 43°11′35″N 123°21′39″W / 43.19306°N 123.36083°W / 43.19306; -123.36083
Callsign meaning K SKoRe ("Score")
Former callsigns KRNR (1935-2008)[2]
Affiliations CBS Sports Radio
Owner Brooke Communications, Inc.
Sister stations KKMX, KQEN, KRSB-FM, KSKR-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website 541radio.com

KSKR (1490 AM, "The Score") is a radio station licensed to serve Roseburg, Oregon, USA. The station, which began broadcasting in 1935, is currently owned by Brooke Communications, Inc.

Programming[edit]

KSKR broadcasts a sports radio format including syndicated programming from CBS Sports Radio.[3] KSKR also carries high school football and other local sporting events as a member of the Table Rock Sports Network.[4]

History[edit]

This station began broadcasting in June 1935 under the ownership of the News Review Company, publishers of The News-Review, a daily newspaper also based in Roseburg, Oregon.[1][5] By 1944, KRNR (for Roseburg's News-Review) was broadcasting with 250 watts of power.[5]

In 1960, the News Review Company placed the station up for sale and on March 1, 1961, it was acquired by Douglas County Tricasters, Inc.[6] In 1963, the station received a construction permit to upgrade its daytime signal strength to 1,000 watts while maintaining a nighttime output of 250 watts.[7] The station broadcast a country & western music format throughout the 1970s.[8]

In October 2004, Douglas County Tricasters, Inc., reached an agreement to sell this station to Brooke Communications, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on January 5, 2005, and the transaction was consummated on January 14, 2005.[9]

In 2008 the station dropped its country music format to became a full-time affiliate of ESPN Radio branded as "The Score".KRNR Radio (Country)[10] The station was assigned the current KSKR call sign by the Federal Communications Commission on June 7, 2008.[2]

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KSKR Radio logo.png (KSKR's logo under previous ESPN Radio affiliation)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Oregon (1940). Oregon: End of the Trail. American Guide Series. Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort. p. 139. OCLC 4874569. 
  2. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  3. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  4. ^ "Radio Station Affiliates". Table Rock Sports Prep Radio Guide 2008. Retrieved April 9, 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b "Directory of Standard Broadcasting Stations of the United States". 1944 Broadcasting-Telecasting Yearbook. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1944. p. 144. 
  6. ^ "Directory of AM and FM Radio stations in the U.S.". 1961-1962 Broadcasting Yearbook. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1962. p. B-138. 
  7. ^ "Directory of AM and FM Radio stations in the U.S.". 1963 Broadcasting Yearbook. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1963. p. B-151. 
  8. ^ "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada". Broadcasting Yearbook 1979. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1979. p. C-182. 
  9. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20041012AIH)". FCC Media Bureau. January 14, 2005. 
  10. ^ "Media". The News-Review. October 27, 2004. 

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