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|City of license||Portland, Oregon|
|Broadcast area||Portland metropolitan area and Salem, Oregon|
|Branding||750 The Game|
|Translator(s)||102.9 K275CH (Gresham)|
|First air date||December 13, 1926citation needed] (as KXL)[|
|Power||50,000 watts day
20,000 watts night
|Callsign meaning||K X The Game|
|Former callsigns||KXL (1926-2011)|
|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|
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
|Sister stations||KBFF, KINK, KUFO, KUPL-FM, KXL-FM|
|Webcast||Listen Live and Direct stream|
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 Media, a company owned by veteran radio executive Larry Wilson.
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 "In The Huddle" with Mike Ragz (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,  and the Portland Thunder of the Arena Football League.
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. 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).
In July 2014, KXTG began simulcasting on FM translator K274AR 102.7 FM. On December 19, 2014, K274AR upgraded from 10 watts at 102.7 FM to 99 watts at 102.9 FM. On February 3, 2015, K274AR changed call letters to K275CH.
|This section requires expansion with: information on KXL's owners before 1955, and general KXL history. (September 2009)|
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. 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.
- KXTG official website
- 750 The Game on Facebook
- 750 The Game on Twitter
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KXTG
- Radio-Locator Information on KXTG
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KXTG
- Query the FCC's FM station database for K275CH
- Radio-Locator information on K275CH