KANA (580 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Anaconda, Montana. The station is owned by Ted Austin, through licensee Southwest Montana Media LLC. It airs a classic hits music format.[2]

Anaconda, Montana
Frequency580 kHz
FormatClassic hits
OwnerTed Austin
(Southwest Montana Media LLC)
First air date
(first license granted October 24, 1946)
Call sign meaning
Technical information
Facility ID668
Power1,000 watts (day)
197 watts (night)
Transmitter coordinates
46°07′43″N 112°55′25″W / 46.12861°N 112.92361°W / 46.12861; -112.92361
Translator(s)100.7 K264CZ (Butte)

The station's transmitter site is off Landfill Road in Anaconda, Montana.

The station was assigned the KANA call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.[3]


In December 2006, a deal was reached for KANA to be acquired by Butte Broadcasting, Inc. (Ronald Davis, president/general manager) from Jim Ray Carroll as part of a 3 station deal with a total reported sale price of $500,000.[4]

Butte Broadcasting donated KANA to A.W.A.R.E., Inc., a non-profit corporation, effective August 3, 2012.

Effective October 25, 2018, A.W.A.R.E., Inc. sold KANA to Ted Austin's Southwest Montana Media LLC for $25,000.


  1. ^ Nelson, Bob. "Call Letter Origins: The List". Old Radio Archives. Archived from the original on 2016-02-18.
  2. ^ "Winter 2008 Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  4. ^ "Deals 12/11/2006". Broadcasting & Cable. December 11, 2006.

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