|Broadcast area||Beaumont-Port Arthur area|
|Branding||Sports Radio 1510|
|Power||5,000 watts (day)|
|Affiliations||CBS Sports Radio|
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
|Sister stations||KAYD, KIKR, KQXY, KTCX, KSTB|
KBED (branded as Sports Radio 1510) is a radio station serving the Beaumont-Port Arthur area with a sports format. It broadcasts on AM frequency 1510 kHz and is under ownership of Cumulus Media. It is simulcast with sister station KIKR AM 1450 Beaumont, Texas.
1510's original callsign was KCAW (stood for Country And Western) and the original tower used by the station was in Port Arthur, Texas. That tower now is used as a cell site tower. The transmitter was moved to its current South Vidor location (where its former FM sister was located) when the FCC approved a power increase from 1,000 watts to the current 5,000 watts. The callsign changed to KYKR along with its sister 93.3 FM in the early 1980s. Eventually, owner Jimmie Joynt sold both the AM and FM to different owners. 1510 saw a couple of different owners (including Clear Channel at one time) including religious owners and a change of Community of License (COL) from Port Arthur to Nederland, TX because the studios were located there for a while.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KBED
- Radio-Locator Information on KBED
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KBED
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