KGGF (AM)

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KGGF
KGGF NewsRadio690 logo.png
City Coffeyville, Kansas
Broadcast area Southeast Kansas
Wichita, Kansas
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Joplin, Missouri
Branding News Radio 690AM
Frequency 690 kHz
Format News Talk Information
Power 10,000 watts (day)
5,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 34462
Transmitter coordinates 37°8′47″N 95°28′42″W / 37.14639°N 95.47833°W / 37.14639; -95.47833
Affiliations ABC Radio
Owner Sek Media, LLC
Website KGGF-AM's website
(within www.kggfradio.com)

KGGF (690 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Coffeyville, Kansas, United States, the station serves Southeast Kansas, as well as Wichita, Kansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Joplin, Missouri. The station is currently owned by Sek Media, LLC, and features programming from Fox News Radio.[1]

History[edit]

On March 18, 1932, the Federal Radio Commission authorized moving the KGGF studios from South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, to Coffeyville, Kansas.[2]

Originally on 1010, then a Regional channel, with 5,000 watts maximum and 500 watts minimum, its 1941 NARBA reassignment was to 690, a Canadian Clear channel, with 50,000 watts maximum and 250 watts minimum, provided the station was 650 miles, or more, from the Canada–US border, which it was. Simultaneously, 1010 became a new Canadian Clear channel, assigned to Calgary (690 was assigned to Montreal).

In October 1947, the Federal Communications Commission approved the sale of KGGF from Hugh J. Powell to The Midwest Broadcasting Company for $400,000.[3]

The current transmitter is a Harris DX-10 installed in 1997. The station uses 2 towers (10KW) daytime and 4 towers (5KW) night.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KGGF Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "KGGF Move Approved" (PDF). Broadcasting. April 1, 1932. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "KGGF, WHHM and KIUL Sales Come to Total of $742,000" (PDF). Broadcasting. October 20, 1947. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 

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