KSRR

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For the airport in Ruidoso, New Mexico assigned the ICAO code KSRR, see Sierra Blanca Regional Airport. For the Houston rock station known as KSRR from 1980 to 1986, see KHMX.
KSRR
City of license Provo, Utah
Broadcast area Salt Lake City
Slogan K-STAR
Frequency 1400 kHz
First air date 1947
Format Adult Standards/Oldies
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 53103
Transmitter coordinates 40°15′29″N 111°42′24″W / 40.25806°N 111.70667°W / 40.25806; -111.70667
Callsign meaning K StaR
Former callsigns KFTN,
KXYC (1985-1987)
Owner Zeta Holdings, LLC
Sister stations KQMB
Website KSRR website
KSRR's radio tower is located near Interstate 15 in Orem, Utah

KSRR 1400 AM is a radio station licensed to Provo, Utah. The station originates from a studio located in Orem, Utah. Their format is primarily oldies, but the station has also hosted some talk shows in the past and was the home of the BYU baseball broadcasts once they began conference play until KOVO 920 AM and KBLQ 92.9 FM for the 2010 baseball season. In 2011 they began broadcasting sports for Utah Valley University for men's and women's basketball. KSRR also has a sister station on 96.7 FM known as KQMB.

History[edit]

This station originally signed on as KCSU in 1947 and was owned and operated by Frank and Harold VanWagenen. The call sign changed to KIXX in the late 1950s. The VanWagenens operated the station with studios and transmitter at the edge of a golf course south of Provo until 1971 when it was sold, to Mesa Broadcasting Corp. headed by former KOIL personality Larry Cobb, based in Grand Junction, CO. at which time it became a country music station. The original country Program Director was Les Bagley, who later went to WPOC in Baltimore, MD.


In 1976, the station was sold again, this time to country music singer and songwriter Whispering Bill Anderson of Nashville, Tennessee. The call letters were changed to KFTN, which emphasized the dial position of 1400 ("FTN" was fourteen, abbreviated). While the station was owned by Bill Anderson, the official title of ownership was "Whisper Communications of Nashville, a division of Stallion Music." Stallion Music was Bill Anderson's music publishing company.[citation needed]

The station again sold in 1981, still playing country, and changed its calls to KXYC on 03/01/1985.[1] From May 1, 1985, to January 1, 1995, the station played nonstop LDS music. After January 1995, the station played show tunes, and then settled on adult contemporary music.[2]

The station went to its present owner in 1986, while the station was still known as KXYC. Unfortunately, many listeners heard the call letters as KXYZ, so in 1987, the calls became the current KSRR. This last change took effect on 10/01/1987.[1][3]

The call sign KSRR was previously used by an FM rock music station operating at 96.5 MHz in Houston, Texas, up until October 15, 1986. That station is currently known as KHMX-FM.

Signal[edit]

The station's signal reaches throughout Utah County and into southern Salt Lake County. It broadcasts 1,000 watts in a non-directional pattern from a tower located in Provo, Utah.

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