KBZN

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KBZN
KBZN FM logo.png
CityOgden, Utah
Broadcast areaSalt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, Utah
BrandingNow 97.9
SloganToday's Best Music
Frequency97.9 MHz
Translator(s)103.1 K276DR (Montpelier, Idaho)
Repeater(s)97.9 KBZN-1 (Park City, Utah)
First air date1978 (as KZAN)
FormatHot Adult Contemporary
ERP26,000 watts
HAAT1149 meters (3770 ft)
ClassC
Facility ID8690
Transmitter coordinates40°39′35″N 112°12′5″W / 40.65972°N 112.20139°W / 40.65972; -112.20139Coordinates: 40°39′35″N 112°12′5″W / 40.65972°N 112.20139°W / 40.65972; -112.20139
Former callsignsKZAN (1978-1988)
KKGB (1988-1989)
KKWY (1989-1990)
OwnerCapital Broadcasting
Sister stationsKLO, KSQN
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.kbzn.com

KBZN (Now 97.9 FM) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Ogden, Utah and serving the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. The station airs a hot adult contemporary radio format and is owned by Capital Broadcasting.[1][2]

The station's studios and offices are located at the 257 Tower building in downtown Salt Lake City, along with sister stations 1430 KLO and 103.1 KSQN.[3] KBZN's transmitter site is located southwest of the city on Farnsworth Peak in the Oquirrh Mountains.[4] The station is also heard on a repeater station, 97.9 KBZN-1 in Park City[5] and on translator station, 103.1 K276DR in Montpelier, Idaho.[6]

History[edit]

In 1978, the station first signed on as KZAN.[7] The station was owned by Ben Lomand and broadcast a country music format. The station switched call letters to KKGB in 1988. In 1989, the station changed its call sign to KKWY, as a Top 40 station. In late 1989, the license was purchased by local Capital Broadcasting, becoming KBZN. It became an affiliate of the syndicated Smooth Jazz service known as "The Breeze." For several years it was a locally programmed Smooth Jazz station. In 2009 KBZN made the switch to hot adult contemporary and the "Now 97.9" moniker.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KBZN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "KBZN Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  3. ^ KBZN.com/contact
  4. ^ Radio-Locator.com/KBZN
  5. ^ Radio-Locator.com/KBZN-1
  6. ^ Radio-Locator.com/K276DR
  7. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1980 page C-239
  8. ^ "KBZN Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

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