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|Broadcast area||Anchorage, Alaska|
|Branding||100.5 The Fox|
|Slogan||The Classic Rock Station|
|First air date||1978 (as KHVN)|
|Former callsigns||KHVN (1978-?)
(Capstar TX LLC)
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.
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.
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.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KBFX
- Radio-Locator information on KBFX
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KBFX
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