KBLB
KBLB logo.png
CityNisswa, Minnesota
Broadcast areaBrainerd, Minnesota/Brainerd Lakes area
Frequency93.3 MHz
BrandingB-93.3
Programming
FormatCountry music
AffiliationsWestwood One
Ownership
OwnerHubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
(HBI Radio Brainerd/Wadena, LLC)
KLIZ, KLIZ-FM, KUAL-FM, KVBR, WJJY-FM
History
First air date
2002
Former call signs
KBPQ (1999-2002)
Call sign meaning
BL Broadcasting (former owner)
Technical information
Facility ID4337
ClassC1
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT170 meters (560 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
46°26′34″N 94°22′55″W / 46.44278°N 94.38194°W / 46.44278; -94.38194Coordinates: 46°26′34″N 94°22′55″W / 46.44278°N 94.38194°W / 46.44278; -94.38194
Links
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteOfficial website

KBLB (93.3 FM, "B93.3") is a radio station broadcasting a country music format.[1] Licensed to Nisswa, Minnesota, United States, the station serves the Brainerd area. The station is owned by Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. (through licensee HBI Radio Brainerd/Wadena, LLC) and features programming from Westwood One.[2]

KBLB is a sister station to KVBR 1340 (Business News/Talk), KLIZ 1380 (Sports), KUAL-FM 103.5 (Oldies), WJJY-FM 106.7 (Adult Contemporary), and KLIZ-FM 107.5 (Classic Rock). All are located in a brand new modern broadcast facility located at 13225 Dogwood Drive, Baxter.

History

The Federal Communications Commission issued a construction permit for the station to BDI Broadcasting, Inc. on 1999-08-05 and assigned it the call sign KBPQ.[3] On 2000-12-11, BDI assigned the permit to BL Broadcasting (both companies were subsidiaries of Omni Broadcasting).[4] On 2002-01-23, the station changed its call sign to the current KBLB.[5] The station received its license to cover on 2002-03-28.[6]

Hubbard Broadcasting announced on November 13, 2014 that it would purchase the Omni Broadcasting stations, including KBLB.[7] The sale was completed on February 27, 2015, at a purchase price of $8 million for the 16 stations and one translator.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Summer 2009. Retrieved July 3, 2009.
  2. ^ "KBLB Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 3, 2009.
  3. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 2, 2009.
  4. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 2, 2009.
  5. ^ "KBLB Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 3, 2009.
  6. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 2, 2009.
  7. ^ "Hubbard Picks up 16 Stations From Omni". Radio Ink. November 13, 2014. Archived from the original on November 13, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  8. ^ "Hubbard Closes on 16 MN Stations from Omni". Radio Online. February 27, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2015.