KSWB (AM)

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KSWB
KSWB-AM logo.png
City of license Seaside, Oregon
Broadcast area North Oregon Coast
Branding 840 Gold
Frequency 840 kHz
First air date July 12, 1968 (at 930)
Format Oldies
Power 1,000 watts (day)
500 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 43580
Transmitter coordinates 45°58′55″N 123°55′02″W / 45.98194°N 123.91722°W / 45.98194; -123.91722
Former frequencies 930 kHz (1968-1984)
Affiliations AP Radio
Owner John Chapman
(KSWB Productions, LLC)
Website kswb840am.com

KSWB (840 AM, "840 Gold") is an American radio station licensed to serve Seaside, Oregon, USA. The station, which began broadcasting in 1968, is currently owned and operated by John Chapman while the broadcast license is held by KSWB Productions, LLC.

Programming[edit]

KSWB broadcasts an oldies music format.[1] In addition to its usual music programming this station also airs hourly newscasts from the Associated Press.

History[edit]

Launch on 930[edit]

This station began broadcasting on July 12, 1968, as a daytime-only station with 1,000 watts of power on a frequency of 930 kHz.[2] The Seaside Broadcasting Corporation, with Gerald B. "Jerry" Dennon as president, held the license for the station which was assigned the KSWB call sign by the Federal Communications Commission.[2][3] Dennon, founder of Jerden Records, co-owned Seaside Broadcasting and KSWB with American folk group The Brothers Four.[4][5]

KSWB licensee Seaside Broadcasting Corporation was acquired by new owners on June 20, 1972.[6] The station aired a contemporary music format throughout the 1970s.[6]

Move to 840[edit]

In March 1981, this station applied to the FCC for authorization to change broadcast frequencies from 930 kHz to 840 kHz and add nighttime service at 500 watts of power.[7] A construction permit to make these changes was finally issued on May 29, 1984.[7]

Seaside Broadcasting Corporation encountered financial difficulties and in March 1991 applied to the FCC to transfer the broadcast license for KSWB to Kenneth S. Eiler, acting as trustee. The transfer was approved by the FCC on June 3, 1991.[8] In December 1991, trustee Kenneth S. Eiler reached an agreement to sell this station to the Monte Corporation. The deal was approved by the FCC on January 15, 1992, and the transaction was consummated on April 17, 1992.[9]

In January 1995, the Monte Corporation reached an agreement to sell this station to Kenneth B. Ulbricht. The deal was approved by the FCC on October 5, 1995, and the transaction was consummated on the same day.[10]

In February 1998, Ken Ulbricht reached an agreement to sell this station to Dolphin Radio, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on May 11, 1998, and the transaction was consummated on June 26, 1998.[11]

In June 1999, Dolphin Radio, Inc., reached an agreement to sell this station to New Northwest Broadcasters through their New Northwest Broadcasters II, Inc., subsidiary. The deal was approved by the FCC on August 24, 1999, but the transaction was not consummated and the license remained with Dolphin Radio.[12] In October 1999, Dolphin Radio, Inc., reached a new agreement to sell this station, this time to Cannon Beach Radio, LLC. The deal was approved by the FCC on January 6, 2000, and the transaction was consummated on March 10, 2000.[13]

KSWB today[edit]

In January 2005, Cannon Beach Radio, LLC, reached an agreement to sell this station to KSWB Licensee, LLC. The deal was approved by the FCC on March 23, 2005, and the transaction was consummated on April 1, 2005.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ a b "Directory of AM and FM Radio Stations in the U.S.". Broadcasting Yearbook 1971. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1971. p. B-7. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved April 30, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Interview: Bob Haworth". Jazz Banjo Magazine 7.2. Fall 2007. "During this time I also did some occasional studio work for Jerry Dennon, who owned Jerden Records, the label that “The New Yorkers” had recorded for. He called me one day and said, "I have some partners on a radio station down in Seaside and you may know them as "The Brothers Four."" 
  5. ^ "Bob Haworth biography". The Kingston Trio official website. Retrieved April 30, 2009. "Through my affiliation with The Hudson Brothers I was associated with a Seattle record mogul named Jerry Dennon (Jerden Records). He was a business partner of The Brothers Four (they co-owned a radio station in Seaside, OR)." 
  6. ^ a b "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada". Broadcasting Yearbook 1979. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1979. p. C-183. 
  7. ^ a b "Application Search Details (BP-19810312AF)". FCC Media Bureau. May 29, 1984. 
  8. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19910313EA)". FCC Media Bureau. June 3, 1991. 
  9. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19911205EB)". FCC Media Bureau. April 17, 1992. 
  10. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19950110EH)". FCC Media Bureau. October 5, 1995. 
  11. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19980227EJ)". FCC Media Bureau. June 26, 1998. 
  12. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19990621GH)". FCC Media Bureau. 
  13. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19991013ABX)". FCC Media Bureau. March 10, 2000. 
  14. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20050104AAE)". FCC Media Bureau. April 1, 2005. 

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