|City||Big Spring, Texas|
|Broadcast area||Big Spring-Snyder|
|Branding||K-Best AM 1490|
|First air date||1936|
|Format||News Talk Information|
|Power||1,000 watts unlimited|
|Callsign meaning||Big Spring, Texas|
|Affiliations||Fox Sports Radio, Premiere Radio Networks|
|Owner||Kbest Media, LLC|
KBST (1490 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Big Spring, Texas, United States, the station serves the Big Spring-Snyder area. The station is currently owned by Kbest Media, LLC, and includes programming from Fox Sports Radio and Premiere Radio Networks.
KBST signed on in 1936. It was an early affiliate of the Texas State Network (1938). The station was co-owned with the Big Spring Herald for many years, and was spun off in 1959 to "The Snyder Corporation" owned by Ted Snider and Winston Wrinkle.
KBST began as a 100 watt full-time operation. It raised day power to 250 watts in 1959, 1,000 watts days in 1964, and 1,000 watts at nights in 1984. It broadcast in C-Quam AM Stereo in 1985.
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- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KBST
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