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City Bellingham, Washington
Broadcast area Whatcom County
Branding KPUG 1170
Slogan The Sports Leader
Frequency 1170 kHz
Translator(s) 97.9 K250BW (Bellingham)
First air date 1948
Format Sports
Power 10,000 watts (day)
5,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 58887
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Saga Communications
Webcast Listen Live

KPUG (1170 AM) is a sports radio station located and licensed in Bellingham, Washington, transmitting from an antenna located off Sunset Drive. KPUG is operated by the Cascade Radio Group, owned by Saga Communications. The majority of local sports taking place in and around Whatcom County are broadcast on KPUG.

KPUG serves Northwest Washington with a signal that reaches into Vancouver, British Columbia and Victoria, Canada and also reaches into Seattle's northern suburbs, the Olympic Peninsula.

KPUG On-Air Shows[edit]

Local Programming:

  • “The Zone with Doug Lange & Mark Scholten”

Syndicated Shows:

Local Sports:

National Sports:


KPUG began broadcasting in early 1948 on 1170 kHz with 1 KW power. It was an affiliate of the Don Lee Network. The station's principal owner was Mrs. Jessica Longston.[1]


  1. ^ "KPUG Bellingham, Wash. Joins Don Lee Network" (PDF). Broadcasting. February 9, 1948. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 

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Coordinates: 48°46′34″N 122°26′21″W / 48.77611°N 122.43917°W / 48.77611; -122.43917