Media in Billings, Montana

The Billings Metropolitan Area is served by two major news television stations, four major non-news television stations, one community television station, 25 commercial radio stations and one major daily newspaper. Note: Community 7 is only available through cable or satellite.

Television stations

Channel Call sign Affiliation Subchannel Branding Owner Notes
2 KTVQ CBS 2.1 Q2 Cordillera Communications -
The CW 2.2 The Billings CW
4 KHMT Fox/Jewelry Television 4.1 Fox 4 Mission Broadcasting -
Grit 4.2 -
Laff 4.3 -
6 KSVI ABC 6.1 ABC 6 Nexstar Media Group -
Escape 6.2 -
Bounce 6.3 -
8 KULR-TV NBC 8.1 KULR-8 Cowles Publishing Company (Under Cowles Montana Media) -
SWX Montana 8.2 -
14 KINV-LD MeTV 14.1 - Yellowstone Valley Community TV, Inc. [1]
16 KBGS-TV PBS 16.1 MontanaPBS Board of Regents of the Montana University System
16.2 PBS Kids -
16.3 Create
16.4 World
16.5 Legislature See also: TVMT

Newspapers

Billings Gazette

The Billings Gazette was first published in 1885 and has since grown to become the largest newspaper in Montana and Northern Wyoming. The Billings Gazette is published as a daily newspaper and also publishes Billings Business, Thrifty Nickel, Magic City Magazine, Montana Land Magazine, Welcome Home, and Lifewise to target niche audiences.[2] The Billings Gazette is currently owned by Lee Enterprises.[3]

Billings Outpost

Founded in 1997, Billings Outpost is a weekly newspaper, distributed in Billings and nearby municipalities.

The Billings Times

The Billings Times is a weekly legal/statistical newspaper that was established in 1891.[4] The newspaper reports on legal publications and also reports vital statistics, such as births, deaths, and marriages, in the Yellowstone County Area.[5] It also advertises all major city contracts for the City of Billings.[6] Since 1960, the newspaper has been operated by the Turner Family.[4]

Radio stations

FM

Frequency Call sign Genre Branding Owner Notes
88.3 KPGB Religious - Faith Baptist Church Broadcasts out of Pryor
89.3 KLMT Christian Pilgrim Radio Western Inspirational Broadcasters, Inc. -
90.9 KLRV Contemporary Christian K-LOVE Radio Educational Media Foundation -
91.7 KEMC News / Talk / Variety Yellowstone Public Radio Montana State University Billings -
94.1 KRKX Country 94.1 K-SKY Connoisseur Media -
95.5 KCHH News/Talk News Radio 95 Townsquare Media Billings License, LLC -
96.3 KRZN Modern rock The Zone Connoisseur Media -
97.1 KKBR Oldies K-Bear Townsquare Media Billings License, LLC -
98.5 KEWF Country 98.5 The Wolf Radio Billings, LLC -
101.9 KRSQ Contemporary hit radio Hot 101.9 Radio Billings, LLC -
102.9 KCTR Country Cat Country Townsquare Media Billings License, LLC -
103.7 KMHK Classic rock The New 103.7 The Hawk Townsquare Media Billings License, LLC -
105.1 KYSX Country Twang 105.1 Bmg Billings, LLC -
105.9 KWMY Classic hits My 105.9 Connoisseur Media -
106.7 KPLN Modern hits The Planet 106.7 Connoisseur Media -
107.5 KRPM Adult Contemporary Magic 107.5 Radio Billings, LLC -

AM

Frequency Call sign Genre Branding Owner Notes
730 KYYA Talk radio - Connoisseur Media Part of Northern Broadcasting System Radio
790 KGHL (AM) Classic country The Mighty 790 KGHL Radio, LLC Part of Northern Broadcasting System Radio
910 KBLG Sports radio ESPN 910 KBLG Connoisseur Media Part of Northern Broadcasting System Radio
970 KBUL (AM) Talk radio News Radio 970 KBUL Townsquare Media Billings License, LLC -
1230 KHDN Talk radio Big Sky Radio Sun Mountain, Inc. station is currently silent
1240 KJCR (AM) Contemporary Christian - WTL Communications, Inc. Part of Northern Broadcasting System Radio

References

  1. "KINV-LD". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  2. "About Us". The Billings Gazette. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  3. "Daily Newspapers". Lee Enterprises. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  4. "About Us". The Billings Times. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  5. "Page 4". The Billings Times. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  6. "Frequently Asked Questions, #6". City of Billings. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
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