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KGIR-KMAL 1220-1470 logo.png
CityCape Girardeau, Missouri
BrandingESPN 1220/1470
Frequency1220 kHz
First air dateMarch 24, 1996
Power250 watts (day)
137 watts (night)
Facility ID64622
Transmitter coordinates37°18′03″N 89°29′27″W / 37.30083°N 89.49083°W / 37.30083; -89.49083
Callsign meaningCape GIRardeau
Former callsignsKZIM (1985-1985)
KGIR (1985-1992)
KCGQ (1992-1996)[1]
AffiliationsESPN Radio
OwnerMax Media
(MRR License LLC)
WebcastListen Live

KGIR (1220 AM, "ESPN 1220/1470") is a radio station licensed to serve Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States. The station is owned by Max Media and licensed to MRR License LLC. It airs a sports format in conjunction with KMAL and featuring programming from ESPN Radio.[2]

The station was assigned the KGIR call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on March 29, 1996.[1]

KGIR has an FCC construction permit for a new FM translator in Cape Girardeau, Missouri; it will broadcast on the frequency of 93.5 MHz with the call letters K228FX.


In December 2003, Mississippi River Radio, acting as Max Media LLC (John Trinder, president/COO), reached an agreement to purchase WCIL, WCIL-FM, WJPF, WOOZ-FM, WUEZ, WXLT, KCGQ-FM, KEZS-FM, KGIR, KGKS, KJEZ, KKLR-FM, KLSC, KMAL, KSIM, KWOC, and KZIM from the Zimmer Radio Group (James L. Zimmer, owner).[3] The reported value of this 17 station transaction was $43 million.[4]


In the 1930s, the call letters KGIR belonged to a station in Butte, Montana, broadcasting on 1360 kHz with 500 W power.[5]


(KGIR's logo under previous simulcast with KLSC 92.9 FM)


  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01.
  3. ^ Homan, John D. (2003-12-19). "Zimmer sells 17 radio stations". Southern Illinoisan. The Zimmer Radio Group, a family-owned media company, announced Wednesday it will sell 17 of its 32 stations [...] to Mississippi River Radio.
  4. ^ "Changing Hands - 1/12/2004". Broadcasting & Cable. 2004-01-12.
  5. ^ "Full Time for KGIR" (PDF). Broadcasting. March 1, 1932. Retrieved 1 October 2014.

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