KUGR

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KUGR
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City of license Green River, Wyoming
Broadcast area Green River
Branding "1490 AM KUGR"
Slogan Cougar Radio
Frequency 1490 kHz
Translator(s) 104.9 (Green River)
First air date 1976
Format Soft Adult Contemporary/Talk
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 70698
Transmitter coordinates 41°30′56″N 109°26′11″W / 41.51556°N 109.43639°W / 41.51556; -109.43639
Callsign meaning Cougar
Affiliations Westwood One, CBS Radio
Owner Wagonwheel Communications Corporation
(Alan Harris)
Sister stations KFRZ, KYCS, KZWB
Webcast Listen Live
Website theradionetwork.net
KUGR's tower located east of the city.
KUGR's studios in Green River

KUGR is an AM radio station located in Green River, Wyoming operating on 1490 kHz AM. It carries a soft adult contemporary and talk format. The station is owned by Wagonwheel Communications Corporation. KUGR won the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters board "Station of the Year" award in 2006. The station celebrated its 30th year of broadcasting in June 2006. KUGR signed on in 1976.

This station part of "The Radio Network", which includes FM sister stations KFRZ 92.1 FM, KYCS 95.1 FM and KZWB 97.9 FM which came on air in 2005.

Current format[edit]

KUGR has a variety of programming daily. News can be heard throughout the day. KUGR's music was previously satellite fed until 2004 when the decision was made to play music from several CD players. KUGR's music is mostly soft AC, but includes top 40 songs as well. KUGR and its sister stations often do remote broadcasts at local businesses during sales.

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Coverage and signal strength[edit]

KUGR broadcasts a one thousand watt signal day and night. The signal covers much of Sweetwater County and has been heard even farther distances.[1] The frequency KUGR operates on (1490 kHz) is classified as a local type station by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which means outside of Sweetwater County during the evening, KUGR will be competing with many other stations on the same frequency. KUGR is well known throughout the county and is a popular station thanks to its programming and variety.

Translator[edit]

KUGR, like its sister station KZWB, operates a low power translator station, also broadcasting from Wilkins Peak. This station is known as K285FG and operates on 104.9 FM. K285FG broadcasts 250 watts. The translator station is currently simulcasting all of the AM programming on FM. A similar concept is being used by KSL-FM and KSL-AM in nearby Salt Lake City, Utah.

While not as powerful as its larger sister stations, such as KYCS and KFRZ, the signal of the translator is audible throughout most of Sweetwater County, and into parts of Uinta County to the east.[2] The translator's coverage area mimics its parent station, as both achieve relatively the same distance, except during the evening hours when skywave radio propagation is present for KUGR.[3]

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