KCFX-HD2

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K279BI/KCFX-HD2
CityHarrisonville, Missouri
Broadcast areaKansas City, MO-KS
Branding"710 and 103.7 FM KCMO"
Frequency101.1-2 KCFX(also on HD Radio)
103.7 MHz
First air dateMarch 15, 2010
FormatNews/Talk (KCMO (AM) simulcast)
ERP250 watts
HAAT349.1 meters (1,145 ft)
ClassD
Facility ID144473
Transmitter coordinates37°04′34″N 93°55′28″W / 37.07613°N 93.92446°W / 37.07613; -93.92446Coordinates: 37°04′34″N 93°55′28″W / 37.07613°N 93.92446°W / 37.07613; -93.92446
OwnerCumulus Media
(Radio License Holding SRC LLC)
Sister stationsKCFX, KCJK, KCHZ, KCMO-FM/AM, KMJK
WebcastListen Live
Website710kcmo.com

K279BI/KCFX-HD2 is a news/talk radio station serving the Kansas City metro area. It broadcasts on the HD Radio side of KCFX on 101.1-HD2, as well as broadcasting on the FM band on 103.7 MHz.

History[edit]

What is now K279BI started as K225AW, a repeater station on 92.7 MHz and licensed to Independence, Missouri. Cumulus bought the repeater in 2009 and planned to use it as a simulcast for Classic Rock KCFX. This proved false, however. On March 15, 2010, the station moved from 92.7 to 103.7 and signed on stunting Irish music as "103.7 The Leprechaun". Three days later, at 10:37 A.M., the station was launched as "103.7 The Dam". It played mostly newer Active rock artists/bands such as Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica and more, without playing a lot of classic hard rock, most likely due to sister station KCFX playing that music.

On April 29, 2012, KCFX-HD2 and K279BI changed their format to news/talk, simulcasting KCMO 710 AM.[1]

This is the first HD Radio station in Kansas City to broadcast on the FM band.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "710 KCMO Kansas City Adds FM Simulcast - RadioInsight". radioinsight.com. 30 April 2012.

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