KBUN-FM
CityBlackduck, Minnesota
Broadcast areaBemidji, Minnesota
Frequency104.5 MHz
BrandingSports Radio FM 104.5 The Fan
Programming
FormatSports
AffiliationsFAN Radio Network
Ownership
OwnerHubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
(HBI Radio Bemidji, LLC)
KBUN, KBHP, KLLZ-FM, KKZY
History
First air date
May 1, 2008 (as WQXJ)
Former call signs
KSCK (2007-2008)
WQXJ (2008-2015)
Technical information
Facility ID165994
ClassC3
ERP8,500 watts
HAAT148 meters
Links
Websitekbunsportsradio.com

KBUN-FM (104.5 FM, "Sports Radio FM 104.5 The Fan") is a sports radio station based in Bemidji, Minnesota, licensed to nearby Blackduck, Minnesota.[1] It is owned by Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. The Bemidji studios are located at 502 Beltrami Avenue, downtown Bemidji. The transmitter site is north of Lake Bemidji on Sumac Road.

The station signed on May 1, 2008 as WQXJ, as the newest station to Omni Broadcasting's Paul Bunyan Broadcasting group. Originally, it was an affiliate of The True Oldies Channel. It later derived most of its programming from Westwood One's Classic Hits.

KBUN-FM is the local home to the Minnesota Twins broadcasts, along with its sister station KBUN.

Hubbard Broadcasting announced on November 13, 2014 that it would purchase the Omni Broadcasting stations, including WQXJ.[2] The sale was completed on February 27, 2015, at a purchase price of $8 million for the 16 stations and one translator.[3]

On October 26, 2015, WQXJ changed its program format to sports, branded as "Sports Radio FM 104.5 The Fan" under new call letters, KBUN-FM.

References

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01.
  2. ^ "Hubbard Picks up 16 Stations From Omni". Radio Ink. November 13, 2014. Archived from the original on November 13, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  3. ^ "Hubbard Closes on 16 MN Stations from Omni". Radio Online. February 27, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2015.

Coordinates: 47°33′25″N 94°48′04″W / 47.557°N 94.801°W / 47.557; -94.801