KHSN

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KHSN
KHSN-AM logo.png
City Coos Bay, Oregon
Broadcast area Coos County, Oregon
Branding SportsRadio AM1230
Slogan "The Bay Area's Sports Leader"
Frequency 1230 kHz
First air date March 15, 1928[1][2]
Format Sports
Power 1,000 watts (unlimited)
Class C
Facility ID 4082
Transmitter coordinates 43°25′58″N 124°12′30″W / 43.43278°N 124.20833°W / 43.43278; -124.20833
Former callsigns KOOS (1928-1978)[3]
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner W7 Broadcasting, LLC
Website khsn1230.com

KHSN (1230 AM, "SportsRadio AM1230") is a radio station licensed to serve Coos Bay, Oregon, United States. The station, which began broadcasting in March 1928, is currently owned by W7 Broadcasting, LLC.

Programming[edit]

KHSN broadcasts a sports radio format featuring syndicated programming from ESPN Radio.[4]

In addition to its usual sports talk programs, KHSN broadcasts the Major League Baseball games of the Seattle Mariners as a member of the Seattle Mariners Radio Network.[5][6]

History[edit]

This station, one of the first in Oregon, began broadcasting on March 15, 1928, with 50 watts of power on a medium wave frequency of 1370 kHz.[1][2]

After more than 50 years of broadcasting as KOOS, the station applied for and was assigned the current KHSN call sign by the Federal Communications Commission on October 18, 1978.[3]

In August 1983, KOOS Radio, Inc., announced an agreement to sell this station to Bay Radio, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on September 12, 1983.[7]

In October 1989, Bay Radio, Inc., reached an agreement to sell KHSN to the Bay Broadcasting Corporation. The deal was approved by the FCC on December 5, 1989, and the transaction was consummated on December 12, 1989.[8]

In February 1999, Bay Broadcasting Corporation agreed to sell this station to New Northwest Broadcasters II, Inc., as part of a multi-station deal valued at a combined $1 million.[9] The deal was approved by the FCC on April 19, 1999, and the transaction was eventually consummated on February 28, 2001.[10] Even before this deal was consummated, as part of an internal corporate reorganization, New Northwest Broadcasters II, Inc., applied to the FCC in October 2000 to transfer the license for this station to New Northwest Broadcasters, LLC. The deal was approved by the FCC on October 26, 2000, and the transaction was consummated on February 28, 2001—the same day as the consummation of the original sale.[11]

In April 2003, New Northwest Broadcasters, LLC, contracted to sell this station to W7 Broadcasting, LLC. The deal was approved by the FCC on August 7, 2003, and the transaction was consummated on October 16, 2003.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Facilities of Radio". 1979 Broadcasting Yearbook. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1979. p. C-180. 
  2. ^ a b "Chronology of Development of Radio in Southern Oregon". Western States Museum of Broadcasting. Retrieved April 9, 2009. Operating at 1370 KHz with 50 watts, it is now known as KHSN and is unrelated to the station currently using the KOOS call sign. 
  3. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  4. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  5. ^ "Broadcast Affiliates". Mariners Baseball: The official site of the Seattle Mariners. March 2, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Seattle Mariners Radio". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. March 31, 2005. 
  7. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19830830FP)". FCC Media Bureau. September 12, 1983. 
  8. ^ "Application Search Details ()". FCC Media Bureau. December 12, 1989. 
  9. ^ Holmes, Alisa (March 8, 1999). "Changing Hands". Broadcasting & Cable. 
  10. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19990209EA)". FCC Media Bureau. February 28, 2001. 
  11. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20001004AEB)". FCC Media Bureau. February 28, 2001. 
  12. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20030418ABG)". FCC Media Bureau. October 16, 2003. 

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