“KRCO-AM has a terrific daytime signal (1,000 watts at 690 khz) but our FCC license requires us to reduce power at night to protect stations in San Diego, California and Vancouver, British Columbia,” said Keith Shipman, President and CEO of Horizon Broadcasting Group. “We received permission from the FCC to rebroadcast KRCO on an FM translator at 96.9 FM which allows us to serve listeners in Crook, Jefferson and northern Deschutes Counties more effectively – day and night. Our programming focus will remain on Prineville and Crook County, and now our listeners will be able to hear Country’s Greatest Hits in stereo.” K245BC, a translator at 96.9 FM, is licensed to Prineville and transmits from Grizzly Mountain.
KRCO-AM is celebrating its 58th year of service to Prineville, Crook and Jefferson counties in 2008.
Horizon Broadcasting Group, LLC owns and operates five radio stations. HBG’s stations in Central Oregon include KQAK-FM (105.7, Oldies), KWPK-FM (THE PEAK 104.1, Hot Adult Contemporary), KLTW-FM (LITE 95.1, Soft Adult Contemporary), KBNW-AM (1340, News/Talk) KWLZ-FM (96.5, Simulcast with KBNW-AM, News/Talk) and KRCO-AM (690 khz and 96.9 mhz, Country’s Greatest Hits).