KTMT (AM)

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KTMT
City of license Ashland, Oregon
Broadcast area Medford-Ashland, Oregon
Branding ESPN Radio 580
Frequency 580 kHz
First air date 1946 (as KWIN at 1400)
Format Sports
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class B
Facility ID 57733
Transmitter coordinates 42°9′51″N 122°38′52″W / 42.16417°N 122.64778°W / 42.16417; -122.64778Coordinates: 42°9′51″N 122°38′52″W / 42.16417°N 122.64778°W / 42.16417; -122.64778
Former callsigns KWIN (1946-1972)
KCMX (1972-1999)
KTMT (1999-2008)
KGAY (2008-2010)[1]
Former frequencies 1400 kHz (1946-1962)
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Mapleton Communications
(Mapleton License of Medford, LLC)
Sister stations KAKT, KBOY-FM, KCMX, KCMX-FM, KTMT-FM
Website espn580.com

KTMT (580 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports radio format.[2] Licensed to Ashland, Oregon, USA, the station serves the greater Medford-Ashland area. The station, originally established in 1946, is currently owned by Mapleton Communications.[3]

History[edit]

The station was launched in 1946 as KWIN on a frequency of 1400 kHz, broadcasting with 250 watts of power. In 1962, the station shifted to the 580 kHz frequency and upgraded to 1,000 watts of broadcast power. In 1972, the station changed its callsign to KCMX. On January 1, 1999 the station changed its call sign to KTMT. On January 31, 2008, the station changed its call sign to KGAY, and had a Regional Mexican format. On August 19, 2010 the station changed its call sign back to KTMT.[1] On October 4, 2010 KTMT changed their format back to sports and is the home of ESPN Radio for the area.

High school coverage with KDRV 12+[edit]

In the September of 2011, KTMT and Radio Medford started a working relationship with KDRV NewsWatch 12+ (Channel 12.2 over-the-air and channel 291 on Charter Cable in the Rogue Valley) with simulcast coverage of the "Friday Night Blitz Game Of The Week" during the high school football season and the "Roundball Wrap Game Of The Week" during the high school basketball season. Radio Medford's Bill Jacobs is joined by KDRV's Chris Leone and Brandon Kamerman. (Chris Breece was a part of the broadcast team from 2011-2012.)

Various Southern Oregon high schools are covered. However, games involving such high schools as North Medford High School, South Medford High School, Ashland High School, Crater High School and Cascade Christian High School are not broadcast on KTMT due to those schools' commitments with other radio stations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "KTMT Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Spring 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  3. ^ "KTMT Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 23, 2010. 

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