KXLB

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KXLB
KXLB logo.PNG
City of license Livingston, Montana
Broadcast area Bozeman, Montana
Branding XL Country 100.7
Slogan "Montana's Best Country"
Frequency 100.7 MHz
First air date 2000
Format Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 248 meters (814 feet)
Class C1
Facility ID 30566
Transmitter coordinates 45°40′24″N 110°52′02″W / 45.67333°N 110.86722°W / 45.67333; -110.86722
Former callsigns KYLO (1999-2000)[1]
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Bozeman License, LLC)
Sister stations KISN, KMMS, KMMS-FM, KPRK, KZMY
Webcast Flash Stream
MP3 Stream
Website xlcountry.com

KXLB (100.7 FM, "XL Country 100.7") is a radio station licensed to serve Livingston, Montana. The station is owned by Townsquare Media and the broadcast license is held by Townsquare Media Bozeman License, LLC.

All Townsquare Media Bozeman studios are located at 125 West Mendenhall Street, downtown Bozeman. KXLB, KMMS-FM, KZMY, and KISN all share a transmitter site on Green Mountain, east of Bozeman.

Programming[edit]

KXLB airs a country music format to the greater Bozeman, Montana, area.[2]

History[edit]

This station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on May 8, 1998.[3] In January 1999, permit holder Jann Holter Bernsten applied to transfer the construction permit to Marathon Media of Montana, LP. The transfer was approved by the FCC on May 27, 1999, and the transaction was consummated on August 2, 1999.[4]

The new station was assigned call sign KYLO by the FCC on December 28, 1999.[1] This call sign was changed to KXLB on January 26, 2000.[1] KXLB received its license to cover from the FCC on January 4, 2001.[5]

In late-December 2000, Marathon Media Group, LLC, announced an agreement to sell KXLB to Clear Channel Communications subsidiary Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc., as part of a multi-station transaction. The deal was approved by the FCC on February 21, 2001, and the transaction was consummated on the same day.[6]

In October 2007, Clear Channel Communications applied to the FCC to sell this station along with 56 sister stations in 13 markets across the Pacific Northwest-Rocky Mountain region to Colorado-based GapWest Broadcasting.[7] The deal, valued at a reported $74 million, included six Bozeman stations, seven in Missoula and five in Billings. Other stations in the deal are located in Shelby, Montana, and in Casper and Cheyenne, Wyoming, plus Pocatello and Twin Falls, Idaho, and Yakima, Washington.[7] The deal was approved by the FCC on December 5, 2007, and the transaction was consummated on February 13, 2008.[8] GapWest was folded into Townsquare Media on August 13, 2010.[9]

Translators[edit]

KXLB programming is also carried on a broadcast translator station to extend or improve the coverage area of the station.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
K254AL 98.7 FM Livingston, Montana 250 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved August 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "Application Search Details (BPH-19931216MF)". FCC Media Bureau. May 8, 1998. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BAPH-19990125K1)". FCC Media Bureau. August 2, 1999. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-20000906AHE)". FCC Media Bureau. January 4, 2001. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20001227AAO)". FCC Media Bureau. February 21, 2001. 
  7. ^ a b Richardson, Dave (2008-02-15). "GAPWEST closes deal for Bozeman radio stations; Goodbye Clear Channel, Hello GAPWEST". Bozeman Daily Chronicle. 
  8. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-20071018AFH)". FCC Media Bureau. February 13, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Townsquare Media completes roll-up of GAP". Radio Business Report. August 13, 2010. Retrieved August 15, 2010. 

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