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For the airport in East Taunton, Massachusetts, assigned the ICAO code KTAN, see Taunton Municipal Airport.
City of license Sierra Vista, Arizona
Broadcast area Sierra Vista
Slogan 1420 AM K-Tan
Frequency 1420 kHz
First air date July 30, 1957
Format News Talk Information
Power 1,500 watts day
500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 23446
Transmitter coordinates 31°32′47.00″N 110°16′29.00″W / 31.5463889°N 110.2747222°W / 31.5463889; -110.2747222
Former callsigns KHFH from 1957 to 1973
Affiliations CBS Radio, Premiere Radio Networks
Owner Cherry Creek Radio
(Ccr-Sierra Vista Iv, LLC)
Sister stations KZMK (100.9 MHz) KWCD (92.3 MHz)

KTAN (1420 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA, the station serves the Sierra Vista area. The station is currently owned by Ccr-Sierra Vista Iv, LLC and features programing from CBS Radio and Premiere Radio Networks.[1]


This station was the first radio station in Sierra Vista, AZ. It originally went on the air on July 30, 1957 as a daytime only station with a power of 1,000 watts,using the call letters KHFH (Historic Fort Huachuca). The station added nighttime operations on September 5, 1962 with a power of 500 watts. The station was bought by Ken Ferguson (Huachuca Broadcasting) in 1965. The call letters were changed to KTAN in 1973 when a sister station was added KTAN-AM & KTAN-FM (100.9). Ken Ferguson died in a plane crash in 1977 and the station was sold to Behan Broadcasting. There have been several different owners since first going on the air until the present, also the daytime power has been increased to 1,500 watts.

History of call letters[edit]

The call letters KTAN were previously assigned to an AM station in Sherman, Texas. It broadcast on 1500 kHz with 250 W power (daytime only).[2]


  1. ^ "KTAN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "KTAN, Covering Sherman And Denison, Tex. on Air". Broadcasting. January 12, 1948. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 

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