KCHH
KCHH NewsTalk95.5 logo.png
Broadcast areaBillings Metropolitan Area
Frequency95.5 MHz
BrandingNewsTalk 95.5
Programming
FormatNews/Talk
Ownership
OwnerTownsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Billings License, LLC)
History
First air date
1975
Former call signs
KRWS (1975–1978)
KHDN-FM (1978–1984)
KATM (1984[1]–1986)
KBSR-FM (1986[2]–1989)
KKUL-FM (1989[3]–1992)
KGHL-FM (1992–1993)
KDWG (1993–1994)
KBMJ (1994–1996)
KMHK (1996–2010)
Call sign meaning
CHHannel (former name)
Technical information
Facility ID1315
ClassC1
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT152 meters (499 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
45°44′29″N 108°8′19″W / 45.74139°N 108.13861°W / 45.74139; -108.13861Coordinates: 45°44′29″N 108°8′19″W / 45.74139°N 108.13861°W / 45.74139; -108.13861
Repeater(s)95.1 K236AB (Billings)
Links
Websitenewstalk955.com

KCHH (95.5 FM, "NewsTalk 95.5") is a radio station licensed to Worden, Montana, and serving the Billings, Montana metropolitan area. The station airs a news/talk format, simulcasting KBUL 970 AM. KCHH is owned by Townsquare Media. KCHH also offers a translator at 95.1 (MHz) K236AB broadcasting off the Crown Plaza in Downtown Billings.[4]

Ownership

In October 2007, a deal was reached for KMHK to be acquired by GAP Broadcasting II LLC (Samuel Weller, president) from Clear Channel Communications as part of a 57 station deal with a total reported sale price of $74.78 million.[5] What eventually became GapWest Broadcasting was folded into Townsquare Media on August 13, 2010.[6]

History

On April 15, 2011 KCHH changed their format from adult hits (as "Channel 95" to news/talk (simulcasting KBUL 970 AM), branded as "News Radio 95".

References

  1. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. September 3, 1984. p. 74. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  2. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. July 14, 1986. p. 71. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. May 1, 1989. p. 144. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  4. ^ "KCHH FM 95.5 radio station in Billings Montana - MondoTimes.com". www.mondotimes.com. Retrieved 2021-02-09.
  5. ^ "Deals". Broadcasting & Cable. 2006-06-19.
  6. ^ "Townsquare Media completes roll-up of GAP". Radio Business Report. August 13, 2010. Archived from the original on January 21, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2010.