Montanavision Media Inc.
Project Client in 1988 & 1995.
KHKR-AM & FM, Helena
Owner Roger Lonnquist called us for help in tuning up his
new AM station, licensed to East Helena. Though the station
was new, his transmitter was old, and in need of TLC. Our
experience spans the era of the tube transmitter, so Montanavision
is well-qualified to keep the older rigs running. We were able to
optimize his transmission system and get Roger on the air
quickly and efficiently. KHKR signed on May 26, 1988, and operates
daytime only with 5,000 Watts on 680 kHz. Today, the station bears
the call sign KKGR.
When it was time for Roger to put on a new FM station
in Helena, he turned to Montanavision once again. The
transmitter was originally installed on Cedar Street
in Helena, but eventually moved to this site on the
North Hill. The station ownership has changed a couple of times
since then, but the call sign is still the same.
KHKR-FM transmits with the
antenna on the tower on the
right. The tower on the left supports the antenna for
KVCM (FM), whose transmitter shares
the building with KHKR-FM.
KHKR-FM equipment rack and McMartin transmitter, during a site visit on
February 17, 2012. The licensee is Cherry Creek Radio.
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This page updated 14-Mar-2016.