KBUN

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KBUN
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City of license Bemidji, Minnesota
Branding The Bun
Slogan "Sports Radio AM 1450"
Frequency 1450 AM (kHz)
Translator(s) 94.9 K235BP (Bemidji)
First air date 1946
Format Commercial; Sports Radio
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 51879
Affiliations FAN Radio Network, Minnesota News Network, ESPN Radio
Owner Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
(HBI Radio Bemidji, LLC)
Sister stations WQXJ, KLLZ-FM, KBHP, KKZY
Website kbunam.com
FAN Radio Network

KBUN, "Sports Radio AM 1450", is a sports radio station in Bemidji, Minnesota. The small local station first went on the air in 1946, and broadcasts with 1,000 watts. It is now owned and operated by Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. The Bemidji studios are located at 502 Beltrami Avenue, downtown Bemidji. The transmitter site is west of town on Jefferson Road.

State-wide news comes from the Minnesota News Network.

KBUN is part of the FAN Radio Network, whose in-house programs also can be heard throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. The flagship station of the FAN Radio Network is KFXN-FM, a sports talk radio station in the twin cities. Other programming comes from ESPN Radio.

KBUN also airs some local sports programming, and is the area home to the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings broadcasts.

Hubbard Broadcasting announced on November 13, 2014 that it would purchase the sixteen Omni Broadcasting stations, including KBUN.[1] The sale was completed on February 27, 2015, at a purchase price of $8 million for the 16 stations and one translator.[2]

Translator[edit]

It was announced on August 16, 2010 that KBUN get an AM-on-FM translator. Paul Bunyan Broadcasting purchased K235BP at 94.9, from Shine the Light, Inc. for $50,000. The application states K235BP will relay KBUN. It will be the first time the FAN Network is carried anywhere on an FM signal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hubbard Picks up 16 Stations From Omni". Radio Ink. November 13, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hubbard Closes on 16 MN Stations from Omni". Radio Online. February 27, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 47°27′56″N 94°54′20″W / 47.46556°N 94.90556°W / 47.46556; -94.90556