KBTN (AM)

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KBTN
City Neosho, Missouri
Broadcast area Joplin, Missouri
Frequency 1420 kHz
First air date January, 1956
Format Classic Country
Power 1,000 watts day
500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 33687
Transmitter coordinates 36°50′52.00″N 94°19′12.00″W / 36.8477778°N 94.3200000°W / 36.8477778; -94.3200000
Former callsigns KBTN (?-2006)
KQYS (2006-2008)
Affiliations Citadel Media, CNN Radio
Owner American Media Investments.
Webcast Listen Live
Website KBTNRadio.com

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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