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KMAX TheMax840AM logo.jpg
City Colfax, Washington
Broadcast area Pullman-Moscow
Branding The Max 840 AM
Slogan News & Talk
Frequency 840 kHz
First air date 1995-07-25 (as KRAO)
Format News Talk Information
Power 10,000 watts day
280 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 13569
Transmitter coordinates 46°54′50.00″N 117°19′28.00″W / 46.9138889°N 117.3244444°W / 46.9138889; -117.3244444
Former callsigns KRAO (1995-1996)
Affiliations CNN Radio, Westwood One
Owner Inland Northwest Broadcasting, LLC
Sister stations KCLX
Website KMAX website

KMAX (840 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Colfax, Washington, United States, the station serves the Pullman, Washington - Moscow, Idaho area. The station is currently owned by Inland Northwest Broadcasting, LLC and features programming from CNN Radio and Westwood One.[1] KMAX also serves as the Moscow/Pullman affiliate station of the Seattle Seahawks.[2]

840 AM is a United States clear-channel frequency. WHAS in Louisville, Kentucky is the dominant Class A station on 840 AM. KMAX must reduce nighttime power (sunset to sunrise) to protect the skywave signal of WHAS.


The station went on the air as KRAO on 1995-07-25. On 1996-09-06, the station changed its call sign to the current KMAX.[3]


  1. ^ "KMAX Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "Radio Network". Seattle Seahawks. 
  3. ^ "KMAX Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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