KPKR
CityParker, Arizona
Broadcast areaLake Havasu City, Arizona
Frequency95.7 MHz
Branding95.7 Jack FM
SloganPlaying What We Want
Programming
FormatVariety hits
AffiliationsWestwood One
Ownership
OwnerArizona's Hometown Radio Group
(River Rat Radio, LLC)
KDMM, KXBB
History
First air date
February 1, 2008 (at 97.3)[1]
Former frequencies
97.3 MHz (2007-2010)[2]
Call sign meaning
K ParKeR
Technical information
Facility ID170952
ClassC3
ERP6,300 watts
HAAT200 meters (660 feet)
Transmitter coordinates
34°18′39.10″N 114°10′10.80″W / 34.3108611°N 114.1696667°W / 34.3108611; -114.1696667
Translator(s)K238BS (95.5 MHz, Kingman, Arizona)
Links
WebcastListen live
Websiteriverratradio.com

KPKR (95.7 FM, "95.7 Jack FM") is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Parker, Arizona. The station, established in 2008, is currently owned by River Rat Radio, LLC.[1][3] It broadcasts a variety hits music format to the greater Lake Havasu City, Arizona, area.[4]

History

In April 2007, Prescott Valley Broadcasting Company, Inc., applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a construction permit for a new Class C3 broadcast radio station on 97.3 MHz to serve Parker, Arizona.[5][6] The FCC granted this permit on July 3, 2007, with a scheduled expiration date of July 3, 2010.[5] The new station was assigned call sign "KPKR" on July 23, 2007.[7] After construction and testing were completed, the station began broadcasting under program test authority on February 1, 2008.[1] KPKR was granted its broadcast license on April 24, 2008.[8]

In August 2008, the station applied to the FCC to change broadcast frequencies from 97.3 MHz to 95.7 MHz. The FCC granted a construction permit for this change on August 16, 2010, with a scheduled August 16, 2013, expiration.[9]

Former branding
Former branding

In February 2009, the station's owners filed an application with the FCC to transfer the broadcast license for KPKR from Prescott Valley Broadcasting Company, jointly owned by Sanford B. Cohen and Sandy Cohen, to a new company called River Rat Radio, LLC, which is controlled by the Sanford B. Cohen Family Trust.[10] The FCC approved the transfer on March 9, 2009, and the move was formally consummated on May 1, 2009.[10]

KPKR applied for a new broadcast license to cover the changes made under the construction permit in September 2010.[2] In October 2010, the station applied for a second construction permit, this one permitting a move from Class C3 to Class B1 made possible by the new frequency and transmitter location.[11] This second permit was granted on April 21, 2011, with a scheduled expiration date of April 21, 2014.[11] The FCC granted the new license for changes under the first permit and KPKR began licensed operation on 95.7 MHz on November 15, 2010.[2] On the same date, the station began operating under program test authority at a higher effective radiated power.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Celebrating 20 Years of Chamber Membership: Arizona's Hometown Radio Group" (PDF). Prescott Business Pages. May 1, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 18, 2011. Retrieved June 6, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c "Application Search Details (BLH-20100930AUG)". FCC Media Bureau. November 15, 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "Arizona's Hometown Radio Group promotes new vice presidents". The Daily Courier. April 20, 2008. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved June 6, 2008.
  4. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Application Search Details (BNPH-20070425AIA)". FCC Media Bureau. July 3, 2007. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  6. ^ "FM Station Classes and Service Contours". Federal Communications Commission, Audio Division. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  7. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau. July 23, 2007. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  8. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-20080407ABE)". FCC Media Bureau. April 24, 2008. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  9. ^ "Application Search Details (BPH-20080418AAU)". FCC Media Bureau. August 16, 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  10. ^ a b "Application Search Details (BALH-20090218AEN)". FCC Media Bureau. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  11. ^ a b "Application Search Details (BPH-20101005AAN)". FCC Media Bureau. April 21, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  12. ^ "Application Search Details (BP-20100930AYI)". FCC Media Bureau. November 15, 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2011.