1450 Billings

FCC Report 6/4: Did Billings Translators Go Rogue?

Following an informal objection and request for enforcement by Connoisseur Media, Edgewater Broadcasting has withdrawn its Construction Permit and License to Cover applications for 96.3 K242CI Casper WY to relocate to 102.5 in Billings MT. Edgewater had applied for and was granted a CP to move K242CI to Billings rebroadcasting Sun Mountain Inc.'s 1340 KBSR Laurel MT where it was operating as AC "Magic 102.5". Connoisseur claims that K242CI and 104.5 K283CP (licensed to rebroadcast 1450 KYLW Lockwood MT) have been operating illegally. Amongst Connoisseur's claims were that K242CI began operating in late 2016 but did not file for a license to cover until March, neither originating AM have not operated for multiple years now and no tower constructed at the licensed site for either station,...[Read More]

Rhythmic CHR Wild 104.5 Debuts In Billings

Eversole Media Group has expanded its network of “Wild” Rhythmic CHR’s to a third market in Montana. “Wild 104.5” is airing on Sun Mountain, Inc.’s 1450 KYLW Lockwood and Edgewater Broadcasting’s 104.5 K283CP Billings. KYLW joins Eversole’s “Wild 104.1” K281CH/KMSO-HD4 Missoula and “Wild 97.9” 1340 KYWL Evergreen/97.9 K258BW Shelby/Kalispell. Those two stations rebranded from “Heat” in August. While being the first Rhythmic CHR in the market, “Wild 104.5” competes against a trio of Mainstream CHR’s: Townsquare Media’s “97.1 Kiss-FM” KKBR, Benedetti Media Group’s “Hot 101.9” KRSQ, and Connoisseur Media’s “Planet 106.7” KPLN.