|City of license||Sierra Vista, Arizona|
|Broadcast area||Sierra Vista|
|Slogan||1420 AM K-Tan|
|First air date||July 30, 1957|
|Format||News Talk Information|
|Power||1,500 watts day
500 watts night
|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.
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
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).
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KTAN
- Radio-Locator Information on KTAN
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KTAN
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