KBYR (AM)

(Redirected from K203BY)

KBYR (700 kHz) is an American commercial AM radio station programming talk in Anchorage, Alaska. 700 AM is a North American clear-channel frequency. WLW in Cincinnati, Ohio is also a Class A station on this frequency.

KBYR
Broadcast areaAnchorage, Alaska
Frequency700 kHz
BrandingAM700 KBYR
Programming
FormatTalk
AffiliationsCompass Media Networks
Premiere Networks
Radio America
Salem Radio Network
Townhall News
Westwood One
Ownership
Owner
  • Ohana Media Group
  • (OMG FCC Licenses LLC)
KBBO-FM, KMBQ-FM, KTMB, KXLW
History
First air date
1948 (at 1240)
Former frequencies
1240 kHz (1948-1956)
1270 kHz (1956-1971)[1]
Technical information
Facility ID49612
ClassA
Power10,000 watts unlimited
Translator(s)See below
Links
Websitekbyr.com

History edit

Longtime Alaskan broadcaster Dick Lobdell identified KBYR as the source of the famous Alaskan blooper presented on Kermit Schaefer's blooper albums of an announcer declaring that he would be "taking a leak out the window" to determine how cold it was.

KBYR was originally on 1240 kHz. It moved to 1270 in 1956 then to 700 in 1971.

 
Former logo

Translators edit

In addition to the main station, KBYR is relayed by an additional 2 translators to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency City of license ERP (W) Class FCC info
K261AO 100.1 FM Arco Base Camp, Alaska 91 horizontal D FMQ
K203BY 88.5 FM Kuparuk, Alaska 188 D FMQ

References edit

  1. ^ Mitchell, Elaine, ed. (1973). Alaska Blue Book (First ed.). Juneau: Alaska Department of Education, Division of State Libraries. p. 135.

External links edit

61°12′25″N 149°55′20″W / 61.20694°N 149.92222°W / 61.20694; -149.92222