KWEI (AM)

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KWEI
City Weiser, Idaho
Frequency 1260 kHz
First air date December 1947 (1947-12)[1]
Format Stunting
Power 8,400 watts day
36 watts night
Class C
Facility ID 42649
Transmitter coordinates 43°50′44″N 116°45′21″W / 43.84556°N 116.75583°W / 43.84556; -116.75583
Callsign meaning WEIser
Former callsigns KWEI (1947–2011)
KTRP (2011–2014)
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Sister stations KARO, KLXI

KWEI (1260 AM) is an American radio station licensed to Weiser, Idaho, United States. The station serves the Boise, Idaho, area. The station is owned by the Educational Media Foundation.

History[edit]

Logo as "Radio Caliente"

KWEI went on the air in December 1947.[1] On February 25, 2011, the call letters were changed to KTRP;[2] that March, the station changed to a classic country format. The KWEI call letters returned on March 25, 2014 (swapping with 1450 AM);[2] on April 17, 2014, the station adopted a Spanish language format.

On May 12, 2016, Educational Media Foundation purchased KKOO and KWEI. Both stations will become K-Love affiliates and sister stations to Air1 affiliate KARO.[3] EMF took control of both stations on September 1, 2016;[4] that day, KWEI began stunting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-128. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Call Sign History (KWEI)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ "EMF Acquires Boise Duo" from Radio Insight (May 12, 2016)
  4. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 

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