KBLL (FM)

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KBLL
City Helena, Montana
Broadcast area Helena, Montana
Branding 99.5 The Bull
Slogan Helena's Country Station
Frequency 99.5 MHz
First air date August 1979 (1979-08)[1]
Format Traditional country
ERP 12,500 watts
HAAT 589 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 27517
Transmitter coordinates 46°44′51″N 112°19′47.6″W / 46.74750°N 112.329889°W / 46.74750; -112.329889
Callsign meaning K B U LL (station branding)
Former callsigns KBLL-FM (1978–2017)
Owner Kevin Terry
(The Montana Radio Company, LLC)
Sister stations KIMO, KCAP, KZMT

KBLL is a radio station licensed to serve Helena, Montana. Owned by Kevin Terry, through licensee The Montana Radio Company, LLC, it broadcasts a country music format branded as 99.5 The Bull.

Ownership[edit]

In April 2004, a deal was reached for KBLL-FM to be acquired by Cherry Creek Radio from Holter Broadcasting Corp. (Jann Holter-Lambert, president) as part of a 2 station deal with a total reported sale price of $2.8 million.[2]

On April 5, 2017, Montana Radio Company announced that it would acquire Cherry Creek Media's Helena stations.[3][4] Following the completion of the purchase on July 28, 2017, KBLL-FM re-aligned its format to include more classic country material to differentiate it from new sister station KIMO.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-268. Retrieved July 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Changing Hands 4/19/2004". Broadcasting & Cable. 2004-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Local business to acquire Colorado company's Helena radio stations". Helena Independent Record. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Cherry Creek And Montana Radio Company Swap To Shake-Up Montana Markets". Radio-Insight. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Butte/Great Falls/Helena Swap Completed With Multiple Format Changes". RadioInsight. 2017-08-09. Retrieved 2017-08-10. 

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