KTPK

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KTPK
KTPK Country Legends logo.png
City Topeka, Kansas
Broadcast area Topeka, Kansas metropolitan area
Branding Country Legends 106.9
Slogan The Best Country from the 60's, 70's, and 80's
Frequency 106.9 MHz
First air date 1974
Format Classic Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 369 meters
Class C [1]
Facility ID 67334[1]
Transmitter coordinates 39° 01' 34.00" N Latitude,
95° 54' 58.00" W Longitude[1]
Callsign meaning K ToPeKa
Owner Alpha Media
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
Sister stations WIBW (AM), WIBW-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.countrylegends1069.com

KTPK (106.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic country format, currently branded as "Country Legends 106.9". The station is located in Topeka, Kansas, where it is licensed. The station is currently owned by Alpha Media.

History[edit]

KTPK signed on its country format in 1974. In 1997, Kansas Capital Broadcasting, which also owned KTKA-TV until it closed, bought the company. They made several changes like broadcasting Kansas State University football and basketball games until 2005, adopted the name "Twister 106.9" in 1998, and then "K-Country" in 2002. In 2005, KTPK was sold to JMJ Broadcasting Company, Inc for $5.7 million. When JMJ Broadcasting Company, Inc. took over, they no longer wanted sports, so they dropped the KSU football games, and changed the station's name to "Country Legends 106.9", as the format shifted from contemporary country music to classic country.[2] In mid-2006, KTPK soared in the ratings, and as of the latest ratings available (Spring 2012 and again in the Spring of 2013) they were rated #1 in the Topeka market for total listeners aged 12 and up.[3] On September 1, 2015, Alpha Media took ownership of KTPK.[4]

Country Legends 106.9 Miracle Marathon for Kids Radiothon (2006-2015)[edit]

From 2006 until 2015, KTPK broadcast an annual radiothon for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka, Kansas. The radiothon took place each year during a week in August, from 6AM to 6PM. While on air, they not only raised money for the sick and injured children, but tell stories, as well. 2009 was a record-breaking year for the fundraiser, as they raised a record breaker $105,205.59, up from 2008, where they raised just over $102,000.[5] Subsequently, they raised amounts between $90,000 and $102,000. Following the 2015 CMN radiothon, officials from Children's Miracle Network informed the station it would be moving its local radiothon to the Cumulus Media Group of stations in Topeka. After being purchased by Alpha Media USA, KTPK became part of the Alpha Media Topeka group of stations, becoming a sister station to WIBW-AM 580 and WIBW-FM ("The Big 94.5 Country"). WIBW-FM had been doing their own annual radiothons for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and in March 2016, KTPK teamed up with them for the event.

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Coordinates: 39°01′34″N 95°55′01″W / 39.026°N 95.917°W / 39.026; -95.917