Call Letters: KTBG
City of License: Warrensburg, MO
Format: Adult Alternative "90.9 the Bridge"
Owner: Public TV 19, Inc.
KTBG 2006 legal ID w/ studio to transmitter link
1962-1971 - KCMW - Educational
Same as KCUR back at the time, KCMW operated as a teaching facility before the creation of National Public Radio. KCMW signed on April 1, 1962.
1971-2001 - KCMW - NPR/Jazz
KCMW picked up NPR programming in 1971 and played jazz music. During this time, KCMW added a translator, K285ER on 104.9 in Osage Beach, MO.
2001-current - KTBG - Adult Alternative "90.9 The Bridge"
In a surprise move, KCMW dropped the jazz music for an Adult Alternative rock format in August of 2001. They kept NPR talk programming. I call it surprising because they're in an area where KCUR begins to fade out, and KBIA/Columbia really hasn't reached yet. But evidently donations were dropping with the jazz format, so the station decided to make an appeal to a younger audience. KTBG also airs syndicated programming from other, similarly-formatted public radio stations, like World Cafe. KTBG also aired Central Missouri football and basketball. In 2013, the University of Central Missouri agreed to sell KTBG to public television station KCPT. KTBG moved into KCPT's midtown Kansas City building in December 2013, dropping all remaining NPR news/talk programs. In late 2014, KTBG sold the 104.9 translator to the owner of KRMS in Osage Beach.