|Broadcast area||Portland, Oregon|
|Slogan||Portland's Best Music Station|
|First air date||February 2, 1956 (as KRIV)|
|Format||Urban Adult Contemporary|
|Power||1,000 watts day
2,500 watts night
|Callsign meaning||K Best Music Station|
|Former callsigns||KRIV (1956-1958)
(Christopher H. Bennett Broadcasting of Washington, Inc.)
KBMS (1480 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an Urban Adult Contemporary format. Licensed to Vancouver, Washington, United States, it serves the Portland, Oregon area. The studios are in Vancouver, while the transmitter site is in North Portland at the Smith and Bybee Refuge.
On February 2, 1956, 1480 AM began operations as KRIV in Camas, Washington. On December 30, 1961 the transmitter and additional studio were moved from 1916 N.E. 2nd Ave., in Camas, to 12640 N. Farr Rd. on Hayden Island, Oregon. The location was in the N.W. corner parking area at "Jantzen Beach Amusement Park", which today is about where "Video Only" is at 1860 N. Hayden Island Dr. The studio was in a small building which stood a few feet above ground.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KBMS
- Radio-Locator Information on KBMS
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KBMS
- FCC History Cards for KBMS
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