KTWO (AM)

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KTWO
KTWO (AM) logo.jpg
City of license Casper, Wyoming
Broadcast area [1](day)
[2](night)
Branding K 2 Radio 1030
Frequency 1030 kHz
First air date January 2, 1930 (on 1470 AM, moved to 1030 in 1976)
Format Full Service
Power 50,000 watts (directional at night)
Class B
Facility ID 11924
Transmitter coordinates 42°50′34″N 106°13′7″W / 42.84278°N 106.21861°W / 42.84278; -106.21861
Callsign meaning K TWO
Affiliations ABC Radio, Fox News Radio, Premiere Radio Networks
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Casper License, LLC)
Website http://www.k2radio.com/
KTWO's towers are located east of Casper.

KTWO is an American radio station licensed to Casper, Wyoming operating on 1030 kHz. KTWO broadcasts a 50,000 watt signal from two towers located east of Casper near Hat Six Road. The station features a Country music format but also hosts several talk shows such as Rush Limbaugh and Coast to Coast AM.[1][2]

KTWO is also very well known for its news department. It features short news broadcasts throughout the day, as well as a half hour nightly news program at 5pm entitled "Wyoming Tonight." In addition the station also offers news broadcasts from FOX Radio News. Weather forecasts for the station are provided by Cheyenne, WY based "Day Weather."

Signal[edit]

KTWO can be heard in almost all of Wyoming during the day. During the night, KTWO has been reported much farther distances, such as Southern California,[3] and Flagstaff, Arizona[4] domestically. It has also been received internationally in the Netherlands[5] and Japan.[6]

At night, KTWO uses a directional antenna pattern that pushes most of the station's transmitting power to the west. This is in place to protect clear channel station WBZ in Boston, which is also on 1030. KTWO operated on 1470 kHz until 1976.

History[edit]

KTWO was the first AM radio station in Wyoming. It signed on January 2 of 1930, as KDFN. At sign on, the station was on a different frequency, 1470 kHz. In 1967, the station changed frequencies to its current dial position 1030 kHz.[7]

KTWO-TV was previously associated with the radio station.

Personalities[edit]

News Anchors[edit]

  • Rich Denison
  • Kevin Koile
  • Anthony Pollreisz
  • Frank Gambino - Sports

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