KBZM
CityBig Sky, Montana
Broadcast areaBozeman, Montana
Frequency104.7 MHz
BrandingEagle 104.7
Programming
FormatClassic rock
Ownership
OwnerOrion Media LLC
KKQX, KSCY
History
First air date
November 2003
Former call signs
KBFN (1997-2003)[1]
Call sign meaning
BoZeMan
Technical information
Facility ID81679
ClassC1
ERP5,000 watts
HAAT1017 meters (3339 feet)
Transmitter coordinates
45°16′41″N 111°26′57″W / 45.27806°N 111.44917°W / 45.27806; -111.44917
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitemontanassuperstation.com

KBZM (104.7 FM, "Eagle 104.7") is a radio station licensed to Big Sky, Montana and reaches a substantial geographic area largely unserved by other signals. The station is owned by Orion Media LLC. It airs a variety classic rock music format.[2]

Studios, along with KSCY and KKQX, are at 8274 Huffine Lane, on the west side of Bozeman, near Four Corners. KBZM also maintains an office and studio in Big Sky as well. KBZM's transmitter and tower site are west of Big Sky, on top of Lone Mountain at Big Sky Resort, elevation 11,166 feet. It is the highest FM transmitter site in the great Northwest, and 3rd highest in the United States.

The station was assigned the KBZM call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on November 5, 2003.[1]

It's an affiliate of the "Floydian Slip" syndicated Pink Floyd program.

History

KBZM signed-on in November 2003 at 104.5 in Big Sky. The owners had the opportunity to upgrade the station to a class C1 (2004) and in doing so moved the frequency to 104.7. KBZM serves all of southwestern Montana along with a portion of Yellowstone National Park. KBZM's sister station KKQX signed on in late 2005, airing the same format but more directly serving the population center in the Gallatin Valley. Both stations are branded as The Eagle and together are known as "Montana's Superstation," due to the extensive coverage provided by the two signals at 104.7 and 105.7.

References

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01.