KXTG


KXTG

Infobox Radio station
name = KXTG


city = Portland, Oregon
area = Portland, Oregon
branding = "95.5 The Game"
slogan =
frequency = 95.5 MHz
airdate =
share = 2.9, #16
share as of = Wi'08
share source = R&R [cite news | first= | last= | coauthors= | title=Portland OR Market Ratings | date= | url=http://www.radioandrecords.com/RRRatings/DetailsPage.aspx?MID=202&RY=2007&RQ=4&MP=0&OTHER=2&MN=Portland&MS=OR&MR=23&12P=2049600&UP=1/18/2008&SU=CM&BPER=&HPER=9.5&OPER=&NSD=5/5/2008&CE=0
work =Radio and Records | pages = | date = | language =
]
format = Sports Talk
power =
erp = 97,000 watts
haat = 386 meters
class = C
facility_id = 949
coordinates = coord|45|29|20.00|N|122|41|40.00|W|region:US_type:city
callsign_meaning = K X The Game
former_callsigns = KXL-FM (1981-1999)
KXJM (1999-2008)
owner = Rose City Radio Corporation
licensee =
sister_stations =
webcast = [http://www.955thegame.com/ListenLive/tabid/69/Default.aspx Listen Live]
website = http://www.955thegame.com
affiliations = Fox Sports Radio

KXTG (95.5 FM, "The Game") is a All-Sports radio station licensed to Portland, Oregon, USA, and serves the Portland area. The station is currently owned by Rose City Radio Corporation which in turn is owned by billionaire and Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen. [ cite web|url=http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/fmq?call=KXJM |title=KXJM Facility Record |work=United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division ]

History

KXL-FM's history can be traced back to early days when it offered a beautiful music format, followed by an Adult contemporary format. Throughout the years and several format changes, it was generally unnoticed by listeners. This changed on March 26, 1999, when Allen bought the station and altered its focus to Rhythmic Top 40, becoming KXJM, "Jammin' 95.5."

Format Change to The Game

On May 1, 2008, it was announced the station would change formats to all sports on May 12, 2008 as "95.5 The Game" via the stations new website at www.955thegame.com. The shift almost left Portland without a hip-hop-based station (and possibly the Playhouse), and as a result, would leave Portland listeners with only two choices: Top 40 Mainstream KKRZ, whose playlist include many hip-hop songs, and KVMX, the market's Rhythmic Adult Contemporary station.cite web|url=http://www.radioink.com/HeadlineEntry.asp?hid=141973&pt=todaysnews|title=Portland Gets An FM Sports Station|date=2008-05-01|work=Radio Ink|accessdate=2008-05-07]

"Jammin'" Moves to "Movin'"

On May 9, 2008 KVMX officially ditched their Rhythmic AC format and became Portland's new home for Rhythmic Contemporary, with both KXJM and KVMX simulcasting the format during the weekend until KXJM's flip on May 12, 2008 at 9 AM (Pacific Time). KVMX also acquired the KXJM call letters, the website and all intellectual properties from Rose City. In addition, KVMX became the new home for the Playhouse on May 13, 2008.

On May 27, 2008 the original KXJM officially chose KXTG as their new call letters to better reflect their format and "The Game" moniker.

The Playhouse

The Playhouse was KXJM's morning radio show that aired weekdays from 5am-10am. It ran from 2000 to 2008, when it moved over to the "new" KXJM (at 107.5). On March 15, 2008, someone intentionally rammed a car through the front door of the station and sped away. The driver was suspected to be a disgruntled Playhouse listener and was detained for a mental evaluation later that day. [cite news | first= | last= | coauthors= | title=Man detained in connection with KXL crash and dash | date= | publisher= | url =http://www.katu.com/news/local/16695586.html | work = | pages = | accessdate = 2008-03-16 | language = ] The man, Andy Chung of Vancouver, WA, was arraigned on a variety of charges including first-degree criminal mischief, failure to perform the duties of a driver and reckless endangerment. [ [http://www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/kgw_033108_news_kxl_car_crash.1b1c0a9f.html Man charged in ramming case at KXL radio station | Local News | kgw.com | News for Oregon and SW Washington ] ]

Former logo

References

External links

*FMQ|KXTG
*FML|KXTG
*FMARB|KXTG


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