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KOWB (1290 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a news talk information format licensed to operate in Laramie, Wyoming, United States. The station is currently owned by Townsquare Media and features programming from Fox News Radio, Fox Sports Radio and Premiere Radio Networks.[1]

KOWB 1290 logo.png
CityLaramie, Wyoming
Broadcast areaAlbany County and Cheyenne
BrandingKOWB 1290
Slogan"News, Sports, Talk"
Frequency1290 kHz
First air date1948
FormatNews Talk Information
Power5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Facility ID24700
Transmitter coordinates41°17′2″N 105°34′51″W / 41.28389°N 105.58083°W / 41.28389; -105.58083
Callsign meaningFor "Cowboy" (the name of the University of Wyoming athletic teams) and often used by the station in promotions as an acronym for "King Of Wyoming Broadcasting".
AffiliationsFox News Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Premiere Radio Networks
OwnerTownsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Laramie License, LLC)
Sister stationsKARS-FM, KCGY
WebcastListen Live

KOWB is the AM flagship for Wyoming Cowboys football and basketball; games are simulcast on sister station KCGY.


The towers for KOWB located south of Laramie.

The station went on the air as KOWB.[2] The station won the station of the year award from the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters in 2008.


  1. ^ "KOWB Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "KOWB Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

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