KBTK

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KBTK
City Kachina Village, Arizona
Broadcast area Flagstaff, Arizona
Branding 97.1 The Big Talker
Slogan More Stimulating Talk
Frequency 97.1 MHz
Translator(s) 97.1 K246AA (Prescott)
First air date 1989 (as KFLX at 105.1)
Format Talk
ERP 5,000 watts
HAAT 444 meters (1,457 ft)
Class C2
Facility ID 14938
Transmitter coordinates 34°58′6″N 111°30′29″W / 34.96833°N 111.50806°W / 34.96833; -111.50806Coordinates: 34°58′6″N 111°30′29″W / 34.96833°N 111.50806°W / 34.96833; -111.50806
Former callsigns KFLX (1989-2010)
Former frequencies 105.1 MHz (1989-2016)
Affiliations Fox News Radio
Owner Grenax Broadcasting Ii, LLC
Webcast Listen Live
Website bigtalkerradio.com

KBTK (97.1 FM) is a radio station licensed to Kachina Village, Arizona, United States. Carrying a talk radio format, the station serves the Flagstaff area. The station is currently owned by Grenax Broadcasting Ii, LLC.[1]

History[edit]

In July 2010 KFLX changed call letters and formats from AAA, to KBTK, FM Talk. The format known as "The Canyon" moved to 92.5/104.1, where it remained until January 2012. The Station's launched with predominantly conservative syndicated programming including: Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity. The Mitch and Joe Show also debuted when the station changed formats, which features local broadcast veterans Joe Harting and Mitch Strohman.[2] Jason Lewis, Phil Hendrie and America's Morning News were also part of the original weekday line up. Since its launch, a few changes in the weekday line up have occurred. Mark Levin replaced Jason Lewis, and Roy Masters replaced Phil Hendrie. In August 2013, Mitch Strohman announced he was leaving the Mitch and Joe Show to put more emphasis on his job as 'The Voice of the Lumberjacks' calling sports for Northern Arizona University's athletics program. The Joe Harting Show began following Strohman's departure, with Harting hosting the local talk program solo.

On October 19, 2016 KBTK moved from 105.1 FM to 97.1 FM and rebranded as "97.1 The Big Talker".[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "KBTK Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  2. ^ "An Hour a Day of Local Talk". Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  3. ^ KBTK Moves to 97.1 Radioinsight - October 19, 2016

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