KID (AM)

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KID
City Idaho Falls, Idaho
Broadcast area Idaho Falls, Idaho
Branding KID AM 590
Slogan The Voice of Southeast Idaho
Frequency 590 kHz
First air date 1928
Format News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts (Day)
1,000 watts (Night)
Class B
Facility ID 22194
Callsign meaning IDaho
Owner Rich Broadcasting
(Rich Broadcasting Idaho LS, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website 590kid.com

KID is a commercial radio station located in Idaho Falls, Idaho, broadcasting on 590 AM. KID airs news/talk programming which includes syndicated programs like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck.

History[edit]

The station was first licensed under the call KGIO, and began broadcasting on December 3, 1928[1] on a frequency of 1320 kHz.[2] On February 16, 1929, the call was changed to KID, and the station began broadcasting under this call.[3] The station had moved to 1350 kHz by 1942 (likely in the March 29, 1941 changes, pursuant to the North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement, that saw many stations change frequency, where it stayed for several years.[3] In 1950, the station changed from 1350 to its current 590 kHz frequency.

Ownership[edit]

In October 2007, a deal was reached for KID 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.[4] What eventually became GapWest Broadcasting was folded into Townsquare Media on August 13, 2010.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Museum of Idaho site: Local History Items
  2. ^ "United States Broadcasting Stations" (PDF). White's Radio Log. C. DeWitt White Co.: 11 January 1, 1929. 
  3. ^ a b Idaho Radio Before 1950 on The History of Idaho Broadcasting, Inc. site
  4. ^ "Deals". Broadcasting & Cable. 2006-06-19. 
  5. ^ "Townsquare Media completes roll-up of GAP". Radio Business Report. August 13, 2010. Retrieved August 15, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 43°33′35″N 111°55′15″W / 43.55972°N 111.92083°W / 43.55972; -111.92083