||News Talk KGVO
|First air date
||March 17, 1931
||5,000 watts (unlimited)
||46°49′47″N 114°04′45″W / 46.82972°N 114.07917°W
(Townsquare Media Missoula License, LLC)
||KBAZ, KENR, KGVO-FM, KLCY, KLYQ, KMPT, KYSS-FM
KGVO (1290 AM, "News Talk KGVO") is a radio station licensed to serve Missoula, Montana. The station is owned by Townsquare Media. It airs a News radio format.
The station was assigned the KGVO call letters by the Federal Radio Commission on March 17, 1931.
On May 6, 1932, the FRC authorized KGVO to mover from 1420 kHz to 1200 kHz and to change to unlimited operation rather than its previous 10 a.m.-6 p.m. schedule. At that time, KGVO had 100 W power.
KGVO has been the flagship station of Montana Grizzlies football and men's basketball for decades; it frequently brands itself as "Home of the Grizzlies."
Previous AM-only branding
In October 2007, a deal was reached for KGVO to be acquired by GAP Broadcasting II LLC (Samuel Weller, president) from Clear Channel Communications as part of a 57 station deal with a total reported sale price of $74.78 million. What eventually became GapWest Broadcasting was folded into Townsquare Media on August 13, 2010.