KXTG

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KXTG
City of license Portland, Oregon
Broadcast area Portland metropolitan area and Salem, Oregon
Branding 750 The Game
Frequency 750 kHz
Translator(s) 102.7 K274AR (Gresham)
First air date December 13, 1926 (1926-12-13)[citation needed] (as KXL)
Format Sports
Power 50,000 watts day
20,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 948
Transmitter coordinates 45°24′04.4″N 122°26′51.3″W / 45.401222°N 122.447583°W / 45.401222; -122.447583
Callsign meaning K X The Game
Former callsigns KXL (1926-2011)[1]
Former frequencies 749.6 kHz (1926-1927)
770 kHz (2/1927-6/1927)
1360 kHz (1927-1928)
1250 kHz (1928-1929)
1420 kHz (1929-1941)
1450 kHz (3/1941-10/1941)
Affiliations NBC Sports Radio
Owner Alpha Broadcasting[2]
(Alpha Licensee, LLC)
Sister stations KBFF, KINK, KUFO, KUPL-FM, KXL-FM
Webcast Listen Live and Direct stream
Website 750thegame.com

KXTG (750 AM, "The Game" is an American commercial broadcast radio station in Portland, Oregon. Its transmitter is located in Damascus, Oregon, while studios are in downtown Portland. It is owned by Alpha Broadcasting, a company owned by veteran radio executive Larry Wilson.[2]

Programming[edit]

KXTG produces and airs two local sports talk shows: "The Bald Faced Truth" (12p-3p, M-F), with columnist John Canzano of The Oregonian, and "Flight 750" with Chad Doing (3p-7p, M-F). The station also airs two nationally syndicated shows: Dan Patrick (6a-9a, M-F) and Jim Rome (9a-noon, M-F). It is also Portland's flagship home to the Oregon Ducks, March Madness, the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer, [3] and the Portland Thunder of the Arena Football League. [4]

History[edit]

Before its acquisition by Alpha Broadcasting in 2009, the station was known as KXL and also had a sister station, KXTG, on the FM band; that station was first registered as KXL-FM in 1965 with a long-running beautiful music format followed by adult contemporary, and then KXJM with a very successful Rhythmic contemporary format from March 26, 1999 until May 12, 2008, when it switched formats to sports. The KXJM calls, Rhythmic format, and all other intellectual property were acquired by CBS Radio and moved to 107.5 FM.

At 8:47 a.m. on March 15, 2011, KXL started simulcasting on the former KUFO frequency of 101.1 FM. On May 25, 2011 at 4 p.m., the 750 frequency switched from news/talk to sports, changing its branding to 750 The Game (from KXTG 95.5). Thus, KXL's news/talk format is exclusive to FM.

On June 1, 2011 KXL changed their call letters (after 85 years) to KXTG to match the "Game" branding.[1] The KXTG call letters and "The Game" sports format were recently at 95.5 FM (now KBFF). In 2013, KXTG switched affiliations from Fox Sports Radio to NBC Sports Radio (Fox Sports Radio is now on KPOJ 620 AM).

In July 2014 KXTG began simulcasting on FM translator K274AR 102.7 FM Gresham, Oregon.

Ownership history[edit]

From 1955 to 1998, KXL was owned by Les Smith; Rose City Radio, a company owned by Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen, bought it and KXTG from Smith in 1998 for a reported $42 million.[2] In May 2009, it was announced that Larry Wilson, the founder and former owner of Citadel Broadcasting, bought KXL and KXTG from Rose City for $11 million.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau. June 1, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Wilson buys KXL and KXTG from Paul Allen". Portland Business Journal. August 31, 2009. 
  3. ^ [1] 750-AM Website
  4. ^ Thunder, 750 AM Announce Thunder Radio Crew, PortlandThunder.com, March 12, 2014

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