KBLB

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KBLB
KBLB logo.png
City of license Nisswa, Minnesota
Broadcast area Brainerd, Minnesota
Branding B93.3
Slogan "Today's Best Country"
Frequency 93.3 MHz
First air date 2002
Format Country music
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 170 meters (560 ft)
Class C1
Facility ID 4337
Transmitter coordinates 46°26′34″N 94°22′55″W / 46.44278°N 94.38194°W / 46.44278; -94.38194Coordinates: 46°26′34″N 94°22′55″W / 46.44278°N 94.38194°W / 46.44278; -94.38194
Callsign meaning BL Broadcasting (former owner)
Former callsigns KBPQ (1999-2002)
Affiliations Westwood One
Owner Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
(HBI Radio Brainerd/Wadena, LLC)
Sister stations KLIZ, KLIZ-FM, KUAL-FM, KVBR, WJJY-FM
Website Official website

KBLB (93.3 FM, "B93.3 Today's Best Country") is a radio station broadcasting a country music format.[1] Licensed to Nisswa, Minnesota, USA, the station serves the Brainerd area. The station is owned by Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. (through licensee HBI Radio Brainerd/Wadena, LLC) and features programming from Westwood One.[2]

KBLB is a sister station to KVBR 1340 (Business News/Talk), KLIZ 1380 (Sports), KUAL-FM 103.5 (Oldies), WJJY-FM 106.7 (Adult Contemporary), and KLIZ-FM 107.5 (Classic Rock). All are located in a brand new modern broadcast facility located at 13225 Dogwood Drive, Baxter.

History[edit]

The Federal Communications Commission issued a construction permit for the station to BDI Broadcasting, Inc. on 1999-08-05 and assigned it the call sign KBPQ.[3] On 2000-12-11, BDI assigned the permit to BL Broadcasting (both companies were subsidiaries of Omni Broadcasting).[4] On 2002-01-23, the station changed its call sign to the current KBLB.[5] The station received its license to cover on 2002-03-28.[6]

Hubbard Broadcasting announced on November 13, 2014 that it would purchase the Omni Broadcasting stations, including KBLB.[7] The sale was completed on February 27, 2015, at a purchase price of $8 million for the 16 stations and one translator.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Summer 2009. Retrieved July 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ "KBLB Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 2, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 2, 2009. 
  5. ^ "KBLB Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 3, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 2, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Hubbard Picks up 16 Stations From Omni". Radio Ink. November 13, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Hubbard Closes on 16 MN Stations from Omni". Radio Online. February 27, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 

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