KTCR (AM)

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KTCR
City Selah, Washington
Broadcast area Yakima, Washington
Branding ESPN Deportes Radio
Frequency 980 kHz
First air date 1955 (as KUTI)
Format Spanish Sports
Power 5,000 watts day
500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 7918
Transmitter coordinates 46°38′25″N 120°35′48″W / 46.64028°N 120.59667°W / 46.64028; -120.59667Coordinates: 46°38′25″N 120°35′48″W / 46.64028°N 120.59667°W / 46.64028; -120.59667
Former callsigns KUTI (1955-1960)
KCHT (1960–1997)
KJOX (1997–2004)
KBBO (2004-2013)
Owner James Ingstad
(Ingstad Radio Washington, LLC)
Sister stations KHHK, KRSE, KXDD, KARY, KBBO

KTCR (980 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish sports format to the Yakima, Washington, United States area. The station is owned by James Ingstad of Fargo, North Dakota.[1]

History[edit]

The station went on air as KUTI in 1955. The FCC website incorrectly lists a call letter change in 1960. The station in actuality retained its KUTI call letters well into the 1980s.

In 1983 KUTI changed its city of license from Yakima to Selah in order to increase power and add night time service. Per Broadcasting Magazine, February 14, 1983, p 94.


On May 26, 2010, it was rumored then-KJOX's parent company New Northwest Broadcasters's stations could possibly be sold in the near future. Principal of Revitalization Partners, Alan Davis says "The stations are on the air; it's business as usual. I can only tell you there appears to be demand for the stations."[2][3] In 2012, the stations were sold to James Ingstad of Fargo, North Dakota.

On August 29, 2013 KTCR and its classic country format moved to 980 AM, swapping frequencies with talk-formatted KBBO.

On May 25, 2015 KTCR changed their format to ESPN Deportes Radio Spanish sports.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KTCR Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "New Northwest Broadcasters Yakima, Washington stations are on the air, and could be sold". Radio-Info.com. May 26, 2010. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Future of local radio stations still unclear". Yakimaherald.com. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 

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