KKBC-FM

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KKBC-FM
KKBC-FM Boomer radio logo.png
City of license Baker City, Oregon
Branding Boomer Radio 95.3 & 105.9
Slogan The Greatest Hits of All Time
Frequency 95.3 MHz
First air date 1981 (as KBKR-FM)
Format Oldies
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT −61 meters (−200 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 24795
Transmitter coordinates 44°47′18″N 117°48′35″W / 44.78833°N 117.80972°W / 44.78833; -117.80972
Former callsigns KBKR-FM (1979-1988)[1]
Owner Pacific Empire Radio Corporation
Sister stations KBKR, KLBM, KRJT, KUBQ
Website yourboomerradio.com

KKBC-FM (95.3 FM, "Boomer Radio 95.3 & 105.9") is an American radio station licensed to serve Baker, the county seat of Baker County, Oregon. The station is owned and operated by the Pacific Empire Radio Corporation. All five stations owned and operated by Pacific Empire Radio Corporation share a radio studio building in La Grande, Oregon, located at 2510 Cove Ave.[2]

Programming[edit]

KKBC-FM broadcasts an oldies music format to the greater Baker area in simulcast with sister station KRJT (105.9 FM) in Elgin, Oregon. The joint broadcast is branded as "Boomer Radio 95.3 & 105.9".[3]

History[edit]

This station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on February 26, 1979.[4] The new station was assigned the KBKR-FM call sign by the FCC.[1] After multiple extensions to complete construction, KBKR-FM received its license to cover from the FCC on March 30, 1981.[5]

In March 1988, Oregon Trail Broadcasting, Inc., reached an agreement to sell this station to Grande Radio, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on April 26, 1988, and the transaction was consummated on May 16, 1988.[6] The new owners had the FCC change the call sign to KKBC-FM on May 23, 1988.[1]

Previous branding

After two failed attempts to sell the station in 1998 and 2000, Grande Radio, Inc., reached an agreement in June 2004 to sell this station to Pacific Empire Radio Corporation (Mark Bolland, president/CEO) as part of a four-station deal valued at $1.9 million.[7] The deal was approved by the FCC on July 19, 2004, and the transaction was consummated on September 3, 2004.[8] At the time of the sale, KKBC-FM broadcast a classic hits music format.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. Retrieved May 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ Fybush, Scott (July 18, 2008). "The Big Trip 2007, part XI: Eastern Oregon to Boise". Tower Site of the Week. 
  3. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved May 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BPH-19780717AM)". FCC Media Bureau. February 26, 1979. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-19810112AJ)". FCC Media Bureau. March 30, 1981. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19880315ED)". FCC Media Bureau. May 16, 1988. 
  7. ^ a b "Changing Hands - 2004-06-14". Broadcasting & Cable. June 13, 2004. 
  8. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20040604AAJ)". FCC Media Bureau. September 3, 2004. 

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