KBFX (FM)

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KBFX
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City Anchorage, Alaska
Broadcast area Anchorage, Alaska
Branding 100.5 The Fox
Slogan The Classic Rock Station
Frequency 100.5 MHz
First air date 1978 (as KHVN)
Format Classic rock
ERP 25,000 watts
HAAT 53 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 12962
Former callsigns KHVN (1978-?)[1]
KBCN (?-1985)[2]
KKGR (1985-1987)
KENI-FM (1987-1989)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1005thefox.iheart.com

KBFX (100.5 FM, "The Fox") is a commercial classic rock music radio station in Anchorage, Alaska.

History[edit]

The station began in 1978 as KHVN, playing a religious format. It underwent several changes in both format and callsigns throughout the late 1970s and 1980s.

KBFX debuted in 1989 as "100.5 The Fox", playing the strict version of Jacobs Media's Classic rock format. It rose to be the number one radio station in Anchorage within its first year.[citation needed]

Programming was initially run by Dave Moore, who had studied the format with Fred Jacobs at its inception. Staff included afternoon deejay CC Ryder (who won a small market Marconi Award for her work), evening deejay T-bone, and former WNCX Cleveland deejay Rick Rydell (hired in 1990). While Moore was the programmer, the station generally stayed at #1 in the ratings.[citation needed]

Moore was replaced by Jack Hicks from KQRS-FM Minneapolis, then three months later Hicks returned to Minnesota and was replaced by local broadcaster Devan Mitchell.

During Mitchell's watch, a competitor in the same format ("Arrow 102") came on the air for the first time since 1989.

Staff includes DJs Woody and Wilcox in mornings (who were suspended indefinitely on April 9, 2008 but returned to the air about two weeks later. In 2010, they relocated to Charlotte, NC's WEND, but are still simulcast on KBFX), Chrys Castle during mid-days, and "Crash" in the afternoon. Syndicated Alice Cooper at night.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, Elaine B., ed. (1979). Alaska Blue Book (Fourth ed.). Juneau: Alaska Department of Education, Division of State Libraries. p. 193. 
  2. ^ Eppenbach, Sarah; Foster, Scott, eds. (1983). Alaska Blue Book (Sixth ed.). Juneau: Alaska Department of Education, Division of State Libraries. p. 195. 

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Coordinates: 61°11′50″N 149°52′39″W / 61.1972°N 149.8775°W / 61.1972; -149.8775