KAAR
Frequency92.5 MHz
Programming
FormatCountry
AffiliationsCompass Media Networks
Westwood One
Ownership
Owner
KMBR, KMTZ, KXTL
History
First air date
1988
Former call signs
KJLF (1987–1993)
Technical information
Facility ID63877
ClassC1
ERP4,500 watts
HAAT550 meters
Links
WebcastListen Live
Website925kaar.com

KAAR (92.5 FM) is a commercial radio station in Butte, Montana. KAAR airs a country music format.

KAAR and its sister stations are all located at 750 Dewey Blvd. in Butte. The rear of this radio facility houses the small studios of local NBC affiliate KTVM Channel 6. KAAR and KMBR share a transmitter site northeast of town, east of Interstate 15. 92.5 KAAR FM was first implemented in 1992 by Bob Toole, who at the time, served as General Manager of Fisher Radio in Butte. In 2002, Fisher acquired broadcaster Tom O'Neill as KAAR FM's morning DJ and Program Director. O'Neill has commanded the KAAR & KMBR air waves for over 20 years, and has successfully impacted listenership. In early 2019, KAAR FM ranked #1 in the Nielsen Ratings.

Ownership

In June 2006, KAAR was acquired by Cherry Creek Radio from Fisher Radio Regional Group as part of a 24-station deal with a total reported sale price of $33.3 million.[1]

Effective June 17, 2022, KAAR was acquired by Townsquare Media from Cherry Creek Radio as part of a 42 station/21 translator deal with a sale price of $18.75 million.

References

  1. ^ "Deals". Broadcasting & Cable. 2006-06-19.

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