KSRR

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KSRR
CityProvo, Utah
Broadcast areaSalt Lake City
Branding1400 K-Star
SloganHome of Your Favorites
Frequency1400 kHz
First air dateNovember 23, 1947 (as KCSU)
FormatAdult contemporary music
Power1,000 watts unlimited
ClassC
Facility ID53103
Transmitter coordinates40°15′29″N 111°42′24″W / 40.25806°N 111.70667°W / 40.25806; -111.70667
Callsign meaningK Star Radio
Former callsignsKCSU (1947-late 1950s)
KIXX (late 1950s-1976)
KFTN (1976-1985)
KXYC (1985-1987)
OwnerFranklyn H. Mueller
(JJIE Corporation)
Sister stationsKQMB
WebsiteKSRR website
KSRR's radio tower is located near Interstate 15 in Orem, Utah

KSRR 1400 AM is a radio station licensed to Provo, Utah. The station originates from a studio located in Orem, Utah. Their format is soft Adult contemporary music. KSRR also has a sister station on 96.7 FM known as KQMB. The station is now owned by a Utah corporation in Utah County called JJIE Corporation.

History[edit]

This station originally signed on as KCSU on November 23, 1947 and was owned and operated by Frank and Harold VanWagenen. The call sign changed to KIXX in the late 1950s. The VanWagenens operated the station with studios and transmitter at the edge of a golf course south of Provo until 1972 when it was sold to Mesa Broadcasting Corp. with headquarters in Grand Junction, Colorado. Former KOIL air personality Larry Cobb, was CEO of the 3-station chain, with sister stations in Grand Junction and Cheyenne, Wyoming. In early 1973 it became a country music station. The original country Program Director was Les Bagley, who later went on to WPOC in Baltimore, Maryland.

In 1976, the station was sold again, this time to country music singer and songwriter Whispering Bill Anderson of Nashville, Tennessee. The call letters were changed to KFTN, which emphasized the dial position of 1400 ("FTN" was fourteen, abbreviated). While the station was owned by Bill Anderson, the official title of ownership was "Whisper Communications of Nashville, a division of Stallion Music." Stallion Music was Bill Anderson's music publishing company.[citation needed]

The station again sold in 1981, still playing country, and changed its calls to KXYC on March 1, 1985.[1] From May 1, 1985, to January 1, 1995, the station played nonstop LDS music. After January 1995, the station played show tunes, and then settled on adult contemporary music.[2]

The station went to its present owner in 1986, while the station was still known as KXYC. Unfortunately, many listeners heard the call letters as KXYZ, so in 1987, the calls became the current KSRR. This last change took effect on October 1, 1987.[1][3]

The call sign KSRR was previously used by an FM rock music station operating at 96.5 MHz in Houston, Texas, up until October 15, 1986. That station is currently known as KHMX.

In 2017, the station went dark, and then in 2018, the station will remain silent for a while.

On December 20, 2018 Zeta Holdings, LLC sold the silent am radio station call sign KSRR-Provo and the silent am radio station 1400 K-Star for $100,000 to a Utah corporation in Utah County called JJIE Corporation owned by Franklyn H. & Melanie Mueller. The sale was consummated on May 21, 2019.

Signal[edit]

The station's signal reaches throughout Utah County and into southern Salt Lake County. It broadcasts 1,000 watts in a non-directional pattern from a tower located in Provo, Utah.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "KSRR Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ KSL, KSFI still lead the ratings - Deseret News[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Salt Lake Broadcast History

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