KXBG
Broadcast areaCheyenne, Wyoming
Fort Collins-Greeley
Frequency97.9 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingBig 97.9
B107.3 (HD2)
Programming
FormatCountry
SubchannelsHD2: 90s hits "B107.3"
Ownership
Owner
K235BT, K246CI, KBPI, KCOL, KIIX, KOLT-FM, KPAW KSME
History
First air date
1968 (as KFBC-FM)
Former call signs
KFBC-FM (1968–1978)
KFBQ-FM (1978–1996)
KIGN (1996–2002)
KQLF (2002–2007)
KQMY (2007–2008)
Call sign meaning
K X BiG (station branding)
Technical information
Facility ID7693
ClassC1
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT293 meters (961 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
41°6′1″N 105°0′23″W / 41.10028°N 105.00639°W / 41.10028; -105.00639
Translator(s)HD2: 107.3 K297AK (Loveland, CO)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Websitebig979.iheart.com
b1073online.iheart.com (HD2)

KXBG (97.9 FM) is a radio station licensed to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Owned by iHeartMedia, it broadcasts a country format targeting the Fort Collins-Greeley, Colorado, area. Its studios are located in Loveland, Colorado.

History

The station was assigned the call sign KFBQ-FM on 1978-11-20. On 1996-04-15, it changed to KIGN and on 2002-06-03, to KQLF. On 2007-06-06, the station became KQMY and finally on 2008-01-17, the current KXBG.[1]

KXBG-HD2

On November 13, 2014, KXBG launched an HD2 subchannel simulcast on translator K297AK 107.3 FM in Loveland, which was previously simulcasting Christian station KDNR, and began stunting with Christmas music as "Santa 107.3".[2] On December 26, 2014, the HD2 subchannel flipped to AC as "Sunny 107.3".[2] On December 26, 2015, after stunting with Christmas music as "Santa 107.3", the HD2 subchannel flipped to Christian AC as "Up 107.3".[3] On June 26, 2017, the HD2 subchannel began stunting with Christmas music as "Santa 107.3", which had been used in each of the past three holiday seasons.[4] On June 29, 2017, the HD2 subchannel launched a 90's hits format, branded as "iHeart 90s 107.3", simulcast on translator K297AK 107.3 FM in Loveland, with the first song being "Jump Around" by House of Pain".[4] On August 11, 2017, the channel was rebranded as "B107.3".[4] On November 3, 2022, the HD2 subchannel began stunting with Christmas music as "Christmas 107.3".[5] The 90's Hits format would return after Christmas on December 26.

References

  1. ^ "KXBG Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ a b "Sunny 107.3 Launches In Fort Collins". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2022-11-03.
  3. ^ "iHeart Goes Up In Fort Collins". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2022-11-03.
  4. ^ a b c "Fort Collins' iHeart 90s Rebrands As B107.3". RadioInsight. 2017-08-11. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  5. ^ "Christmas 107.3 Debuts In Fort Collins". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2022-11-03.