KBPU

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KBPU
CityDe Queen, Arkansas
BrandingEd 88.7
Frequency88.7 MHz
First air date2002
FormatVariety
ERP250 watts
HAAT37.3 meters (122 ft)
ClassA
Facility ID92030
Transmitter coordinates34°2′38″N 94°17′41″W / 34.04389°N 94.29472°W / 34.04389; -94.29472Coordinates: 34°2′38″N 94°17′41″W / 34.04389°N 94.29472°W / 34.04389; -94.29472
OwnerBoard of Trustees of the University of Arkansas

KBPU (88.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to De Queen, Arkansas, United States, the station is currently owned by the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas.[1]

History[edit]

The Federal Communications Commission issued a construction permit for the station to Educational Opportunities, Inc. on September 7, 1999,[2] and issued it the KBPU call sign.[3] On July 25, 2002, the permit was assigned to the American Family Association.[4] The station received its license to cover on December 6, 2002.[5] It aired a Christian format and was an affiliate of American Family Radio.[6]

On January 30, 2004, the station was sold to IHR Educational Broadcasting.[7][8] It was silent throughout much of 2005 and 2006.[9][10] On May 2, 2006, the station was donated to Radio Assist Ministry/Edgewater Broadcasting.[11][12] It aired a Christian format as an affiliate of Freedom Radio FM.[13][14] On June 14, 2012, the station was sold to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas for $67,500.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KBPU Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 19, 2009.
  2. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 2, 2009.
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 2, 2009.
  4. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 2, 2009.
  5. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 2, 2009.
  6. ^ "American Family Radio Network" (PDF). American Family Radio. January 6, 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 8, 2003. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  7. ^ "Changing Hands", Broadcasting & Cable. December 14, 2003. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  8. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 2, 2009.
  9. ^ Application Search Details – BLSTA-20050708ACR, fcc.gov. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  10. ^ Application Search Details – BLESTA-20060111ABH, fcc.gov. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  11. ^ "Silent Arkansas Noncomm Donated", All Access Music Group. March 23, 2006. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  12. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 2, 2009.
  13. ^ "Stations". Freedom Radio FM. Archived from the original on October 14, 2008. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  14. ^ "Stations". Freedom Radio FM. Archived from the original on February 25, 2008. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  15. ^ "Noncom FMs sold in Arkansas, Illinois", Radio & Television Business Report. March 27, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2019.

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