KBDZ

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KBDZ
CityPerryville, Missouri
BrandingClassic Rock 93.1
Frequency93.1 MHz
First air dateNovember 29, 1989
FormatClassic Rock
ERP36,000 watts
HAAT175 meters
ClassC1
Facility ID15022
Transmitter coordinates37°52′58″N 90°10′20″W / 37.88278°N 90.17222°W / 37.88278; -90.17222Coordinates: 37°52′58″N 90°10′20″W / 37.88278°N 90.17222°W / 37.88278; -90.17222
Former callsignsKRAA (1989-1990)
AffiliationsWestwood One
OwnerDonze Communications
Sister stationsKSGM
WebsiteOfficial website

KBDZ (93.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Classic Rock format. Licensed to Perryville, Missouri, United States, the station is owned by Donze Communications and features programming from Westwood One.

History[edit]

The station went on the air as KRAA on November 29, 1989. On September 21, 1990, the station changed its call sign to KBDZ.[1]

KBDZ was a Class A station known as B93 until it was granted a construction permit to increase its power to 50,000 watts and become a Class C2 station.[2][3] The expanded signal added coverage the southern part of the St. Louis metropolitan area and Metro East south to Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The station's signal also covers a large part of the St. Louis metropolitan area's Metro East, Illinois and southern Illinois region. As a result of its fringe coverage of St. Louis, St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues broadcasts were moved to KSGM to avoid overlap. An additional change to 36,000 watts at a larger height above average terrain was later approved.

In November 2013, KBDZ changed from a country music format to classic rock. On February 15, 2016, longtime St. Louis radio personality JC Corcoran debuted on KBDZ during the morning drive time slot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KBDZ Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "KBDZ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "KBDZ Station Information Profile". Arbitron.

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