KBON

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KBON
KBON logo.jpg
City Mamou, Louisiana
Broadcast area Lafayette metropolitan area, Alexandria
Slogan Louisiana Proud
Frequency 101.1 MHz
Format Americana
ERP 25,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 60867
Transmitter coordinates 30°29′50.00″N 92°15′59.00″W / 30.4972222°N 92.2663889°W / 30.4972222; -92.2663889
Callsign meaning BON temps (Good times in French)
Former callsigns KAHK (never aired, 1994-1997)
Owner Rose Ann Marx
Website kbon.com

KBON (101.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an Americana format, deeply rooted in the music of south Louisiana, including swamp pop, zydeco, and cajun-French music mixed in with some traditional oldies, country-western, and R&B music. Licensed to Mamou, Louisiana, the station serves rural portions of both the Lafayette and Alexandria radio markets. Its studios are located in downtown Eunice, Louisiana.

History

The station went on the air in late 1997. KBON was originally assigned the calls KAHK-FM as a construction permit in 1994, but changed to KBON shortly before signing on.[1]

History of call letters

The call letters KBON previously were assigned to an AM station in Omaha, Nebraska. It began broadcasting March 1, 1941, on 1400 kHz with 250 W power (full-time).[2]

References

  1. ^ "KBON Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "KBON Goes MBS March 1" (PDF). Billboard. February 28, 1942. Retrieved 8 February 2015.

External links

  • Query the FCC's FM station database for KBON
  • Radio-Locator information on KBON
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KBON


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