KARO

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For the radio station in Vancouver, Washington at 1480 AM known as KARO from 1980-1981, see KBMS. For the radio station in Caldwell, Idaho at 103.3 FM known as KARO from 1995-2000, see KSAS-FM.
For other uses, see Karo (disambiguation).
KARO
City of license Nyssa, Oregon
Broadcast area Boise, Idaho
Branding Air 1
Slogan "Positive Hits"
Frequency 98.7 MHz
First air date 1997 (as KGZH)
Format Christian rock
ERP 11,500 watts
HAAT 805 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 57066
Transmitter coordinates 43°24′09″N 116°54′09″W / 43.40250°N 116.90250°W / 43.40250; -116.90250
Callsign meaning AiR One
Former callsigns KGZH (1990-2003)[1]
Affiliations Air 1
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Webcast Listen Live
Website air1.com

KARO (98.7 FM, "Air 1") is a radio station licensed to serve Nyssa, Oregon, USA. The station is owned by the Educational Media Foundation.

It broadcasts a Christian rock music format as part of the Air 1 network.[2]

History[edit]

This station received its original construction permit for a new 3,000 watt radio station broadcasting at 98.7 MHz from the Federal Communications Commission on December 5, 1989.[3] The new station was assigned the call letters KGZH by the FCC on February 21, 1990.[1] After a series of delays, extensions, a shift in transmitter site, and an upgrade in authorized power, KGZH finally received its license to cover as a 100,000 watt radio station from the FCC on April 23, 1998.[4]

In June 1998, Mason Broadcasting, Inc., reached an agreement to sell this station to First Western Inc. for a reported sale price of $49,400.[5] The deal was approved by the FCC on July 23, 1998, and the transaction was consummated on August 5, 1998.[6]

In January 2003, First Western Inc. (G.W. Gilbert, president/director) reached an agreement to sell this station to the Educational Media Foundation (Richard Jenkins, president) for a reported sale price of $1 million.[7] The deal was approved by the FCC on February 25, 2003, and the transaction was consummated on March 19, 2003.[8] At the time of the sale, KGZH aired a country music format.[7] The new owners had the FCC change the station's call letters to the current KARO on March 27, 2003.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "Application Search Details (BPH-19890324MH)". FCC Media Bureau. December 5, 1989. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-19970103KC)". FCC Media Bureau. April 23, 1998. 
  5. ^ "Changing Hands - 6/29/1998". Broadcasting & Cable. June 29, 1998. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19980603GK)". FCC Media Bureau. August 5, 1998. 
  7. ^ a b "Changing Hands - 1/27/2003". Broadcasting & Cable. January 27, 2003. 
  8. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-20021223ABK)". FCC Media Bureau. March 19, 2003. 

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