KGAB

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KGAB
KGAB AM650 logo.png
CityOrchard Valley, Wyoming
Broadcast areaCheyenne
BrandingCheyenne's News/talk
Frequency650 kHz
First air date1959
FormatNews Talk Information
Power8,500 watts (day)
500 watts (night)
ClassB
Facility ID30224
Transmitter coordinates41°3′11″N 104°49′57″W / 41.05306°N 104.83250°W / 41.05306; -104.83250 (KGAB)
Former callsignsKVWO (1978-1979)
KUUY (1979-1996)
KMRZ (1996-1997)
Former frequencies1590 kHz (1959-1972)
1530 kHz (1972-1987)
AffiliationsFox News Radio
Premiere Radio Networks
OwnerTownsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Cheyenne License, LLC)
Sister stationsKIGN, KLEN
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.kgab.com

KGAB (650 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. It is licensed to Orchard Valley, Wyoming, and serves the Cheyenne, Wyoming, area and operates with daytime power of 8,500 watts. The station is owned and operated by Townsquare Media.

650 AM is a United States clear-channel frequency on which KENI in Anchorage, Alaska, and WSM in Nashville, Tennessee, are the dominant Class A stations. KGAB must reduce nighttime power in order to protect the skywave signals of the Class A stations.

History[edit]

Congresswoman Liz Cheney appearing on KGAB in January 2018
Previous logo

The station was assigned the call sign KVWO on June 9, 1978. On October 11, 1979, the station changed its call sign to KUUY and on December 9, 1996, to KMRZ. On March 21, 1997, the station became the current KGAB.[1]

Programming[edit]

Programming on KGAB includes live broadcasts of The Rush Limbaugh Show and Coast to Coast AM as well as delayed broadcasts of The Glenn Beck Program and The Sean Hannity Show. One of the most popular shows on KGAB is "KGAB Mornings" with Gary Freeman, which is locally produced, and discusses local and regional topics of interest with an array of local guests ranging from the governor, local law enforcement officers, LCCC, charities and much more.[2]

KGAB in popular culture[edit]

The Oliver Stone movie Talk Radio takes place at a fictional radio station called KGAB, located in Dallas, Texas. The movie was made in 1988, and as KGAB's current call sign only dates back to 1997, it is unknown if the name was taken from the movie.

In "The A-Team" episode "Cowboy George", originally aired February 11, 1986, and guest-starring Boy George, KGAB was a top-40 country and western station serving Mono County and Twin Rivers, Arizona. In an effort to promote a concert, "Howling Mad" Murdock posed as a guest DJ playing "The Lennon Sisters" songs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KGAB Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "KGAB Official Website".

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