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City Bethany, Missouri
Branding Ameri-KAAN
Frequency 870 kHz
Format Oldies
Power 930 watts (daytime only)
Class D
Facility ID 31004
Transmitter coordinates 40°15′23.00″N 94°9′23.00″W / 40.2563889°N 94.1563889°W / 40.2563889; -94.1563889
Former callsigns KAAN (1983-1996)
KIRK (1996-1998)
Affiliations Citadel Media, Dial Global
Owner Alpha Media
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
Sister stations KAAN-FM, KKWK, KMRN
Website northwestmoinfo.com

KAAN (870 AM) is a commercial radio station located in Bethany, Missouri serving northwest Missouri and southern Iowa. The station broadcasts an Oldies format. KAAN is licensed to Alpha Media Licensee LLC and owned by Alpha Media and has a daytime-only license. It must sign off at sunset since WWL-AM in New Orleans is a 50,000-watt Class A station also located at 870 AM. KAAN rebroadcasts its signal on an FM Translator K279AP-FM at 103.7 MHz, which operates 24 hours a day, even after the AM station signs off at sunset.

The broadcast tower is located six miles west of Bethany on Hwy 136.

According to https://www.northwestmoinfo.com/2015/01/29/kaan-870-am-103-7-fm/, KAAN (AM) carries ESPN Sports.


On March 1, 2007, it was announced that GoodRadio.TV LLC planned to buy The Shepherd Group of radio stations in Missouri. The Shepherd Group operated 16 small-market radio stations in Missouri. The deal was reportedly worth $30.6 million.

Dean Goodman formed the new company, GoodRadio.TV. He is the former president and chief executive officer of the television broadcasting company ION Media Networks Inc. Goodman stepped down from ION Media Networks in October 2006.

The Shepherd Group included KJEL-FM and KBNN in Lebanon; KJFF in Festus; KREI and KTJJ in Farmington; KRES and KWIX in Moberly; KIRK in Macon; KIIK, KOZQ-FM, KJPW and KFBD-FM in Waynesville; KAAN-FM and KAAN in Bethany; and KMRN and KKWK in Cameron.

In December 2013, GoodRadio.TV merged into Digity, LLC. Effective February 25, 2016, Digity and its 124 radio stations were acquired by Alpha Media for $264 million.

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