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CitySpokane, Washington
Broadcast areaSpokane, Washington
Branding94.1 The Bear
SloganThe Rock You Know
Frequency790 kHz
Translator(s)94.1 K231CU (Spokane)
First air date1947 (as KNEW)
FormatClassic rock
Power5,000 watts (day)
3,800 watts (night)
Facility ID11235
Transmitter coordinates47°30′7″N 117°23′8″W / 47.50194°N 117.38556°W / 47.50194; -117.38556Coordinates: 47°30′7″N 117°23′8″W / 47.50194°N 117.38556°W / 47.50194; -117.38556
Former callsignsKNEW (1947–1966)
OwnerMapleton Communications, LLC
(Mapleton License of Spokane, LLC)
WebcastListen Live

KJRB (790 kHz) is an AM classic rock radio station in Spokane, Washington. KJRB is owned by Mapleton License of Spokane, LLC. It calls itself "94.1 The Bear".


KJRB has had a long and colorful history showcasing many famous announcers including Randy Evans and Treasure Goodtimes (now known as Ichabod Caine and Scallops), Larry "SuperJock" Lujack, Charlie Brown (who went to KUBE 93 FM and later KJR 95.7 in Seattle), Ric Hansen, (The late) Jim Kampmann, Danny Holiday (Daniel Thygesen), Joe Michaels, Jack "Commander Dunk" Gordon, Ross Woodward, Norm Gregory, Brian Gregory, Ricky Shannon, Suds Coleman, Rick Rydell, Marie McCallister, Steven West, Ralphie Koal, with Frank Hanel and "Sunshine" Shelly Monahan. KJRB's call letters originally reflected the fact that it had been owned by Kaye-Smith Enterprises, the owners of then-Top 40 station KJR in Seattle. KJRB moved towards an Oldies format in the 1980s, a news/talk station in the early 1990s, and sports as 790 The Fan, from 1999 until April 2008, when the sports format was moved to sister station 1510 KGA. In return, KGA's news/talk format moved to KJRB.

During the station's early years as a sports station, KJRB also broadcast "hot talk" shows such as Don and Mike, Tom Leykis and Phil Hendrie, with evening and weekend programming provided by Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio and Westwood One.[1]

On October 24, 2012, KJRB shifted its format to All-News.[2] On September 19, 2013, KJRB changed format to Classic country, branded as "The Eagle". On June 1, 2015, KJRB switched back to the sports format as "Fox Sports 790." That gave Mapleton Communications two all-sports stations in Spokane, KJRB and KGA. On March 28, 2016, KJRB changed their format to adult standards, branded as "Magic 790". On March 21, 2017, KJRB changed their format to classic rock, branded as "94.1 The Bear" (simulcasting on FM translator K231CU 94.1 FM Spokane).[3]


KJRB also broadcasts on the following FM translator:

Broadcast translators of KJRB
Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
K231CU 94.1 Spokane, Washington 99 D FCC

Previous logos[edit]

KJRB logo.png KJRBlogo.jpg KJRBTheEagle.jpg Magic790KJRB.jpg


  1. ^ "KJRB Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/79420/kjrb-spokane-shifts-to-news/
  3. ^ Mapleton Launches 94.1 The Bear Spokane Radioinsight - march 22, 2017

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