|Broadcast area||Joplin, Missouri|
|First air date||January, 1956|
|Power||1,000 watts day
500 watts night
|Former callsigns||KBTN (?-2006)
|Affiliations||Citadel Media, CNN Radio|
|Owner||American Media Investments.|
KBTN (1420 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Classic Country format simulcast with 99.7 KBTN-FM. Licensed to Neosho, Missouri, USA, the station serves the Neosho, Missouri, area. The station is currently owned by American Media Investments, and features programming from Citadel Media and CNN News.
From its inception until the introduction of KBTN-FM, KBTN-AM was a community-minded, low-power station that broadcast local news, local sports, and in-house produced programming. From the 1950s to the 1990s, the station broadcast on a dawn-to-dusk schedule at a power of 500 watts. A well-remembered announcer, "Herkimer P. Pushbroom" (Joe Johnson), greeted early morning risers for years, along with his fictional sidekick, "Homer" the rooster. David Winegardner owned and managed the station from 1974 through the years 2000. KBTN played a major role in the emergency notifications during the tornado of 1975, saving many lives.
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