KRAP
CityWashington, Missouri
Frequency1350 kHz
BrandingWestplex 107.1
Programming
FormatHot adult contemporary
AffiliationsSt. Louis Blues Hockey
Kansas City Chiefs Football
Ownership
OwnerComputraffic, Inc.
KSLQ-FM
History
First air date
1985 (as KSLQ)
Former call signs
KSLQ (1984-1998)
KWMO (1998-2014)
Call sign meaning
see article
Technical information
Facility ID53522
ClassD
Power500 watts (daytime)
84 watts (night)
Transmitter coordinates
38°34′44.00″N 90°59′57.00″W / 38.5788889°N 90.9991667°W / 38.5788889; -90.9991667
Translator(s)107.1 K296HA (Washington)
Links
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteKRAP.website
Westplex 107.1

KRAP (1350 AM) is a radio station licensed to Washington, Missouri.

Station and programming

Originally put on the air by then-owner Ken Kuenzie as KSLQ in 1985, the station changed its callsign to KWMO in July 1998 under the new owner Brad Hildebrand.[citation needed] The station changed its call sign once more on July 28, 2014 to the current KRAP.

KRAP transmits from Warren County about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the Missouri River and downtown Washington. As a sports station, KRAP featured the CBS Sports Radio Network. KRAP also broadcast local and regional sports play-by-play including St. Louis Blues Hockey, Kansas City Chiefs football as well as high school, college, and minor league sports teams.

On June 24, 2018, KRAP changed formats from sports to hot adult contemporary, branded as "Westplex 107.1" (simulcast on translator K296HA Washington, Missouri).[1]

Call sign meaning

In 2014, the station gave itself the self-aware name of KRAP, saying on their website, "Our signal is KRAP. Our studios are KRAP. Even our staff is KRAP."[2]

References

  1. ^ KRAP Moves to the Westplex Radioinsight - June 24, 2018
  2. ^ Soniak, Matt (2018-03-21). "Why Do Radio Stations Begin With 'K' or 'W'?". Mental Floss. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  • "KWMO". AM Query Results -- Audio Division (FCC) USA. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
  • "Facility ID 53552". AM Query Results -- Audio Division (FCC) USA. Retrieved 2008-01-02.