|City||Idaho Falls, Idaho|
|Broadcast area||Idaho Falls, Idaho|
|Branding||KID AM 590|
|Slogan||The Voice of Southeast Idaho|
|First air date||1928|
|Power||5,000 watts (Day)
1,000 watts (Night)
(Rich Broadcasting Idaho LS, LLC)
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.
The station was first licensed under the call KGIO, and began broadcasting on December 3, 1928 on a frequency of 1320 kHz. On February 16, 1929, the call was changed to KID, and the station began broadcasting under this call. 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. In 1950, the station changed from 1350 to its current 590 kHz frequency.
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. What eventually became GapWest Broadcasting was folded into Townsquare Media on August 13, 2010.
- The Museum of Idaho site: Local History Items
- "United States Broadcasting Stations" (PDF). White's Radio Log. C. DeWitt White Co.: 11 January 1, 1929.
- Idaho Radio Before 1950 on The History of Idaho Broadcasting, Inc. site
- "Deals". Broadcasting & Cable. 2006-06-19.
- "Townsquare Media completes roll-up of GAP". Radio Business Report. August 13, 2010. Retrieved August 15, 2010.
- Official Website
- FCC History Cards for KID
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KID
- Radio-Locator Information on KID
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KID
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