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City Baxter Springs, Kansas
Broadcast area Joplin, Missouri
Branding Star 104.3
Frequency 104.3 MHz
Format Hot AC
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 91 meters (299 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 86554
Transmitter coordinates 37°3′8.00″N 94°42′26.00″W / 37.0522222°N 94.7072222°W / 37.0522222; -94.7072222
Owner American Media Investments

KCAR-FM (104.3 FM) is an American radio station broadcasting an Hot AC format. Licensed to Baxter Springs, Kansas, it serves the greater Joplin, Missouri, area. The station is currently owned by American Media Investments of Pittsburg, Kansas.

The station carried an oldies format for many years, until March 12, 2010, when it flipped to comedy as "LOL 104.3." On October 18, 2012, the station flipped to Hot AC, branded as "Star 104.3."[1]


  1. ^ Venta, Lance (October 19, 2012). "A Star Points Towards Joplin". Radio Insight. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 

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