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For the FM radio station in Big Spring, Texas, United States, see KBST-FM.
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City Big Spring, Texas
Broadcast area Big Spring-Snyder
Branding K-Best AM 1490
Frequency 1490 kHz
First air date 1936
Format News Talk Information
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 33684
Transmitter coordinates 32°15′44″N 101°27′37″W / 32.26222°N 101.46028°W / 32.26222; -101.46028Coordinates: 32°15′44″N 101°27′37″W / 32.26222°N 101.46028°W / 32.26222; -101.46028
Callsign meaning Big Spring, Texas[1]
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio, Premiere Radio Networks
Owner Kbest Media, LLC
Webcast Listen Live
Website Official website

KBST (1490 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format.[2] 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.[3]

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.


  1. ^ Nelson, Bob. "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Summer 2009. 
  3. ^ "KBST Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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