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City of license Helena, Montana
Branding 950 KCAP
Slogan Your News and Information Station
Frequency 950 kHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 95.9 K240EM (Helena)
First air date November 1, 1976 (1976-11-01) (as KMTX)
Format News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts (unlimited)
Class B
Facility ID 8669
Transmitter coordinates 46°40′28″N 112°01′05″W / 46.67444°N 112.01806°W / 46.67444; -112.01806
Former callsigns KMTX (1976–2014)
Owner Cherry Creek Radio
(CCR-Helena IV, LLC)
Website www.950kcap.com

KCAP (950 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Helena, Montana. The station is owned by Cherry Creek Radio, through licensee CCR-Helena IV, LLC. It airs a news/talk format.

The station went on the air November 1, 1976 as KMTX.[1] Until 2014, the station broadcast an adult standards format as "Classy 950."[2] In October 2014, Cherry Creek Radio announced that it would purchase KMTX from The Montana Radio Company and move its news/talk programming to KMTX from the original KCAP (1340 AM) and KBLL (1240 AM); those stations went off the air on November 5, the date that KMTX changed formats.[2][3] The station was assigned the KCAP call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on November 6.[4] Cherry Creek Radio's purchase of KCAP and translator K240EM was consummated on November 12, 2015, at a price of $250,004.


In June 2007, Paul Stark of KMTX was presented an E.B. Craney Broadcasting Award for excellence in Radio Station Promotion at the annual meeting of the Montana Broadcasters Association.[5] Kevin Skaalure of KTMX won a Craney for best Radio Public Service Campaign at the same ceremony.


  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-268. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Venta, Lance (November 4, 2014). "Cherry Creek Buys One In Helena; Takes Two Dark". RadioInsight. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ Knauber, Al (November 3, 2014). "Cherry Creek Radio acquires 950 KMTX-AM". Independent Record. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  5. ^ "E.B. Craney Award winners announced". KXMB.com (Associated Press). 2007-06-23. 

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