KKGB

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
KKGB
KKGB-FM 2015.png
CitySulphur, Louisiana
Broadcast areaLake Charles, Louisiana
Branding"Rock 101"
Slogan"Lake Charles Best Rock"
Frequency101.3 FM MHz
First air dateDecember 7, 1977[1]
FormatClassic Rock[2]
Power12,000 Watts
HAAT146 meters (479 ft)
ClassC3
Facility ID106
Transmitter coordinates30°14′41.0″N 93°20′37.0″W / 30.244722°N 93.343611°W / 30.244722; -93.343611
Former callsignsKTQQ (1977-1994)
AffiliationsThe Bob & Tom Show
OwnerCumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stationsKAOK, KBIU, KQLK, KXZZ, KYKZ
WebcastKKGB Webstream
WebsiteKKGB Online

KKGB is a Classic Rock formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Sulphur, Louisiana, serving Southwest Louisiana.[2] KKGB is owned and operated by Cumulus Media.[3] Its studios are located on Broad Street in downtown Lake Charles and its transmitter is in Sulphur, Louisiana.

History[edit]

The station signed on the air in 1977 with the callsign KTQQ, and branded as "Q101 - The Country Boss" and was a fierce competitor against country station KYKZ 96 throughout the 1980s. It was originally located at frequency 100.9 MHz. KTQQ eventually succumbed to country station Kicks 96 in popularity by the 1990s; the country format was put to an end and the station was later bought as a sister station. Due to pressure by the FCC; the station was forced to move from 100.9 to 101.3 MHz as a Class C3 station in the mid 1990s to avoid ongoing interference with KJAS (now KKHT) located also at 100.9 MHz, and this time with a new callsign change from KTQQ to KKGB.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-258–259. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "KKGB Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved June 15, 2015.

External links[edit]