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Last updated:
2010-11-07 14:11:25
Country: United StatesListen to radio stations broadcasting from United States
City: Vancouver
FM (MHz): 105.9
Genre: Rock
Description: KFBW is a commercial radio station in Vancouver, Washington, broadcasting to the Portland metropolitan area area on 105.9 FM.The station was owned by the Cincinnati, Ohio-based Citicasters as of February 1996, when that broadcasting group was acquired by Jacor Communications. The station has broadcast under seven call signs since mid-1998. While owned by Jacor, it broadcast as KXMX. When Jacor sold it to Clear Channel Communications, it was broadcasting as KKLQ. In August 2000, it switched its call letters to KBET. The station adopted a modern adult contemporary music format branded as "Star 105.9"; to match the format, the call letters changed to KSTE in February 2001. It is also noted that the station used the same logo and slogan as Los Angeles station KYSR (Star 98.7). At that time both stations aired a Modern AC format.On June 21, 2002, KSTE dropped the modern adult contemporary music format, likely due to lackluster ratings and direct competition from cross-town KRSK, which aired a similar modern adult contemporary music format; leading to a stunt where the radio station aired only short clips of almost all music genres branded as "Quick 106".On June 25, 2002, KSTE adopted a classic hits music format branded as "The River". A change of call letters followed on June 28, 2002 to KRVO to better match "The River" branding.On November 4, 2005, KRVO changed formats yet again adopting the smooth jazz music format that the Portland metropolitan area was lacking since the demise of KKJZ (now KLTH) on January 30, 2002. A change of call letters to KIJZ was made to match the name of the format and new branding as "Smooth Jazz 105.9", a format now heard on sister station KKCW's subchannel.On August 30, 2007 KIJZ changed their format to classic hits (60s-80s), with the slogan "Kool 105.9" and changed their call letters to KQOL on September 5, 2007. The music, originally heavy on music from the 1970s and early 1980s, was shifted in spring 2008 to more of an evenly 60s/70s based format. After Clear Channel purchased KLTH and its classic hits format from CBS Radio in April of 2009, it is now in the same building as KLTH.On May 6, 2009 KQOL began stunting, directing listeners to KLTH. On May 8, 2009 KQOL launched an 80's Classic Rock format to its current branding "105.9 The Brew". The station changed their call letters to KFBW on June 2, 2009 to make it branding-appropriate.

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