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KCAP (950 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Helena, Montana. The station is owned by Kevin Terry, through licensee The Montana Radio Company, LLC. It airs a news/talk format.

KCAP
KCAP 95.9-950 logo.png
CityHelena, Montana
Broadcast areaHelena, Montana
BrandingNewsradio 95.9/950
SloganYour News and Information Station
Frequency950 kHz
First air dateNovember 1, 1976 (1976-11-01) (as KMTX)
FormatNews/Talk
Power5,000 watts (unlimited)
ClassB
Facility ID8669
Transmitter coordinates46°40′28″N 112°01′05″W / 46.67444°N 112.01806°W / 46.67444; -112.01806
Former callsignsKMTX (1976–2014)
OwnerKevin Terry
(The Montana Radio Company, LLC)
Sister stationsKBLL, KIMO, KMTX, KMXM, KZMT
Websitekcap.com

The station went on the air November 1, 1976 as KMTX.[1] Until 2014, the station broadcast an adult standards format as "Classy 950."[2] In October 2014, Cherry Creek Radio announced that it would purchase KMTX from The Montana Radio Company and move its news/talk programming to KMTX from the original KCAP (1340 AM) and KBLL (1240 AM); those stations went off the air on November 5, the date that KMTX changed formats.[2][3] The station was assigned the KCAP call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on November 6.[4] Cherry Creek Radio's purchase of KCAP and translator K240EM was consummated on November 12, 2015, at a price of $250,004.

On April 5, 2017, Montana Radio Company announced that it would acquire Cherry Creek Media's Helena stations KCAP, KZMT, and KBLL-FM. To comply with ownership limits, KKRK's license will be divested to Yellowstone Public Radio, and KKRK's format and programming will be re-located.[5][6] The purchase was consummated on July 28, 2017.

AwardsEdit

In June 2007, Paul Stark of KMTX was presented an E.B. Craney Broadcasting Award for excellence in Radio Station Promotion at the annual meeting of the Montana Broadcasters Association.[7] Kevin Skaalure of KTMX won a Craney for best Radio Public Service Campaign at the same ceremony.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-268. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Venta, Lance (November 4, 2014). "Cherry Creek Buys One In Helena; Takes Two Dark". RadioInsight. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  3. ^ Knauber, Al (November 3, 2014). "Cherry Creek Radio acquires 950 KMTX-AM". Independent Record. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  4. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  5. ^ "Local business to acquire Colorado company's Helena radio stations". Helena Independent Record. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Cherry Creek And Montana Radio Company Swap To Shake-Up Montana Markets". Radio-Insight. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  7. ^ "E.B. Craney Award winners announced". KXMB.com (Associated Press). 2007-06-23.

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