KARR (AM)

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KARR
City Kirkland, Washington
Broadcast area Seattle, Washington
Frequency 1460 (kHz)
Format Religious
Power 5,000 watts daytime
2,500 watts nighttime
Class B
Facility ID 20669
Former callsigns KGAA (to 1984)
Owner James A. Dalke
Website familyradio.com

KARR (1460 AM) is a radio station in Kirkland, Washington. The station primarily plays traditional Christian music and broadcasts to the Seattle metro area. It is a member of the Family Radio network.

Originally an AM daytimer--6am to sunset, it signed on as KYAC in 1965, and aired an urban format. In 1975, KYAC moved to 1250 AM, with 1460 becoming KILO, and aired an album rock format. In 1977, it became KGAA, a country music station owned by Monroe Broadcasting, a Spokane-based company that also owned that city's country station, KGA. In 1979, KGAA flipped to an MOR format. The station would be sold off that year to Community Communications of Gresham, Oregon.[1] In 1983, the station was granted full-time 24 hours a day broadcast day by the FCC. The station would change its calls to KARR in 1984, and flipped to an adult standards format, utilizing the "Music of Your Life" network feed. In 1985, KARR went silent; the following September, KARR returned to the air as an affiliate of Family Radio, and would be owned Family Radio itself.

On February 12, 2014, Family Radio announced that KARR would suspend operations on February 28 due to the expiration of the lease at its transmitter location.[2] KARR returned to the air with reduced power from a temporary transmitter site on February 23, 2015. [3] Effective August 6, 2015, the station was sold to James A. Dalke, for a price of $3,000.[4]

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Coordinates: 47°40′23″N 122°10′08″W / 47.67306°N 122.16889°W / 47.67306; -122.16889