KKGB
CitySulphur, Louisiana
Broadcast areaLake Charles, Louisiana
Frequency101.3 MHz
BrandingRock 101
Programming
FormatClassic rock[1]
AffiliationsThe Bob & Tom Show
Ownership
OwnerCumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
KAOK, KBIU, KQLK, KXZZ, KYKZ
History
First air date
December 7, 1977 (as KTQQ at 100.9)[2]
Former call signs
KTQQ (1977-1994)
Former frequencies
100.9 MHz (1977-1994)
Technical information
Facility ID106
ClassC3
Power12,000 watts
HAAT146 meters (479 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
30°14′41.0″N 93°20′37.0″W / 30.244722°N 93.343611°W / 30.244722; -93.343611
Links
WebcastKKGB Webstream
WebsiteKKGB Online

KKGB is a classic rock formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Sulphur, Louisiana, serving Southwest Louisiana.[1] KKGB is owned and operated by Cumulus Media.[3] Its studios are located on Broad Street in downtown Lake Charles and its transmitter is in Sulphur, Louisiana.

History

The station signed on the air in 1977 with the callsign KTQQ, and branded as "Q101 - The Country Boss" and was a fierce competitor against country station KYKZ 96 throughout the 1980s. It was originally located at frequency 100.9 MHz. KTQQ eventually succumbed to country station Kicks 96 in popularity by the 1990s; the country format was put to an end and the station was later bought as a sister station. Due to pressure by the FCC; the station was forced to move from 100.9 to 101.3 MHz as a Class C3 station in the mid 1990s to avoid ongoing interference with KJAS (now KKHT) located also at 100.9 MHz, and this time with a new callsign change from KTQQ to KKGB.

References

  1. ^ a b "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  2. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-258–259. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "KKGB Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved June 15, 2015.