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Idaho Radio and TV Station Photos from the John in Arizona Collection


The photos in the Idaho section are listed in alphabetical order by call letters. All photos are the property of John In Arizona and may not be used in any form elsewhere.

KART: KART Radio 1400 Jerome studios and tower are located at 47 N 100 W. This is also the location for KMVX 102.9 "Mix 103" where a KMVX van was spotted in 2008.
KART Radio 1400 Jerome 47 N 100 W studios - 2008.
KART 1490 and KMVX 102.9 "Mix 103" Jerome van - 2008.

KAWO: FM 104.3 in Boise started in 1979 as KIDQ. Call letters were changed to KUUB, KLTB, KTMY, and in 2007 to KAWO. The "Wow Country 104.3" slogan is reflected on their colorful van as seen in 2010.
KAWO FM 104.3 Boise van - 2010.

KBCI TV: Channel 2 Boise came on the air in 1953 as KBOI-TV. The call letters were changed to KBCI in 1974 when KBOI Radio and TV seperated. Then in 2010 they changed the calls back to KBOI-TV (see below). This on air KBCI TV ID is from 2008.
KBCI TV Channel 2 Boise ID - 2008.

KBGN: KBGN Radio 1060 Caldwell uses the slogan "Sounds of Praise" as noted on the sign on their studio building at 3303 East Chicago Street. The station was owned by Nelson and Karen Wilson in 2008 when these photos were taken.
KBGN Radio 1060 Caldwell sign on the studios at 3303 East Chicago Street - 2008.
KBGN Radio 1060 Caldwell studios at 3303 East Chicago Street - 2008.

KBJX: 1327 East 17th Street in Idaho Falls is the location for numerous Pacific Empire Radio Communications stations. KBJX FM 106.3, KMGI FM 102.5, KGTM FM 98.3, KSEI 930, and KRXK 1230. A KBJC 106,3 van was spotted at this location in 2007.
Pacific Empire Radio Communications studios in Idaho Falls - 2007.
Pacific Empire Radio Communications studios in Idaho Falls - 2007.
Pacific Empire Radio Communications studios in Idaho Falls - 2007.

KBOI: KBOI Radio Boise started in 1947 on 950. They changed to clear channel 670 in 1968. Studios are located at 1419 West Bannock Street as seen in these photos from 2010. This building is also the location for studios of KTIK Radio 1340 "The Ticket," KIZN FM 92.3 "Kissin' 92," KKGL FM 96.9 "The Eagle" licensed to Nampa, KQFC FM 97.9 "KQFC 98," and KZMG FM 93.1 "Magic 93.1" licensed to New Plymouth. Signage on the building lists all of the Citadel stations operating from this location.
KBOI Radio 670 Boise 1419 West Bannock Street studios - 2010.
KBOI Radio 670 Boise 1419 West Bannock Street studios - 2010.
KBOI Radio 670 Boise 1419 West Bannock Street studios - 2010.
KBOI Radio 670 Boise 1419 West Bannock Street studios - 2010.

KBOI TV: KBOI TV Channel 2 Boise came on the air in 1953. The print ad from 1969 features the anchor team of Holtman, Christopher, Grafton, and Eardley. In 1974 the changed the call letters to KBCI when KBOI radio was sold. Then in 2010 they changed back to the original KBOI-TV call letters. See above for information on KBCI-TV. Studios are located at 140 North 16th Street in a former retail space next door to a Napa Auto Parts store as seen in these photos from 2010. The on air screen shots are also from 2010.
KBOI TV Channel 2 Boise print ad - 1969.
KBOI TV Channel 2 Boise 140 North 16th Street studios - 2010.
KBOI TV Channel 2 Boise 140 North 16th Street studios - 2010.
KBOI TV Channel 2 Boise 140 North 16th Street studios - 2010.

KBOI TV Channel 2 Boise, Idaho KBOI 2.1 Boise

KBOI TV Channel 2 Boise, Idaho KBOI 2.1 Boise

KBSE LP: KBSE LP Channel 33 Boise came on the air in 1992. They are affiliated with the Home Shopping Network. The on air screen shot is from 2010.
KBSE LP Channel 33 Boise on air screen shot - 2010.

KCBB LP: KCBB LP Channel 51 Boise came on the air in 1993. They are an affiliate of Azteca America. The on air screen shot is from 2010.
KCBB LP Channel 51 Boise on air screen shot - 2010.

KCIX: KCIX FM 105.9 is known as "Mix 106" and is licensed to Garden City.
KCIX FM 105.9 Garden City van - 2010.

KFTA: KFTA Radio 970 Rupert studio and towers are located at 120 S 300 W as seen in this photo from 2008.
KFTA Radio 970 Rupert studios and towers at 120 S 300 W - 2008.

KFXD: 630 Boise had been KIDO until 2002 when the call letters were changed to KFXD. Studios are located at 827 East Park Boulevard.
KFXD Radio 630 Boise 827 East Park Boulevard studios - 2010.
KFXD Radio 630 Boise 827 East Park Boulevard studios - 2010.

KGEM: KGEM Radio 1140 Boise came on the air in 1946. Studios are located at 5257 West Fairview Avenue as seen in these photos from 2010. This location is also studios for KCID Radio 1490 (Caldwell) and four FMs, KRVB 94.9 "River" (Nampa), KQXR 100.3 (Payette), KJOT 105.1 "J105," and KTHI 107.1 (Caldwell).
KGEM Radio 1140 Boise studios at 5257 West Fairview Avenue - 2010.
KGEM Radio 1140 Boise studios at 5257 West Fairview Avenue - 2010.

KIDK TV: Channel 3 Idaho Falls started out in 1953 as KID-TV. Many will remember their slogan "The kid with the punch." Call letters were changed to KIDK TV in 1984 when KID Radio was sold. The KID-TV print ad is from 1982. Studios are located at 1255 East 17th Street as seein in these photos from 2010.
KID TV Channel 3 Idaho Falls print ad - 1982.
KIDK TV Channel 3 Idaho Falls 1255 East 17th Street studios - 2010.
KIDK TV Channel 3 Idaho Falls 1255 East 17th Street studios - 2010.

KIFI TV: KIFI TV Channel 8 came on the air in 1961 as the second TV station in Ideaho Falls. They were owned by the Post Register newspaper at that time. They were an NBC affilate until 1996 when they switched to ABC. The station is currently owned by the News-Press Gazette based in Saint Joseph, Missouri Studios are located at 1915 North Yellowstone Highway as seen in the photos. The photo showing the older signage is from 1978, the other two from 2007.
KIFI TV Channel 8 Idaho Falls sign - 1978.
KIFI TV Channel 8 Idaho Falls 1915 North Yellowstone Highway studios - 2007.
KIFI TV Channel 8 Idaho Falls 1915 North Yellowstone Highway studios - 2007.

KIGO: KIGO Radio 1400 is licensed to Saint Anthony, but their transmitter and tower are located south of Rigby on the Ririe Highway as seen in this photo from 2010.
KIGO Radio 1400 tower south of Rigby - 2010.

KKJB TV: KKJB TV Channel 39 Boise came on the air in 2005. The on air screen grab is from 2010.
KKJB TV Channel 39 Boise on air screen grab - 2010.

KLIX: KLIX Radio 1310 Twin Falls studios are located at 415 Park Avenue as seen in these photos from 2008. The sign shows KLIX and two FM stations, KLIX FM 95.7 and KEZJ FM 96.5. The KLIX tower is located behind the station very close to housing.
KLIX Radio 1310 Twin Falls 415 Park Avenue studios - 2008.
KLIX Radio 1310 Twin Falls 415 Park Avenue studios - 2008.
KLIX Radio 1310 Twin Falls 415 Park Avenue studios - 2008.
KLIX Radio 1310 Twin Falls van - 2008.

KMHI: 1240 Mountain Home started out in 1983 as KJCY. Calls were changed to KLVJ in 1989 and then in 1997 to KMHI. The KMHI studios, transmitter, and tower are located at 1795 Canyon Creek Road as seen in these photos from 2010.
KMHI Radio 1240 Mountain Home 1795 Canyon Creek Road studios - 2010.
KMHI Radio 1240 Mountain Home 1795 Canyon Creek Road tower - 2010.

KMVT TV: Channel 11 Twin Falls started out as KLIX-TV in 1955. Now as KMVT TV studios are located at 1100 Blue Lakes Boulevard as seen in these photos from 2008.
KMVT TV Channel 11 Twin Falls 1100 Blue Lakes Boulevard studio - 2008.
KMVT TV Channel 11 Twin Falls 1100 Blue Lakes Boulevard studio - 2008.

KNIN TV: Channel 9 Caldwell came on the air in 1992 as KHDT-TV and in 1996 the calls were changed to KNIN. The on air ID is from 2010.
KNIN TV Channel 9 Caldwell on air ID - 2010.

KOUU: 1290 Pocatello had been KZBQ until 1995 when the call letters were changed to KOUU. They air a country music format. Their transmitter and towers are located east of I-90 just north of Pocatello as seen in this photo from 2014. The KZBQ call letters are on an FM station there, see below.
KOUU Radio 1290 Pocatello towers - 2014.

KPVI TV: KPVI TV Channel 6 Pocatello came on the air in 1974 as an ABC affiliate. Their original downtown location is pictured in the prhoto from 1978. In the mid 1990's they became an NBC affiliate and moved to their new studios at 902 East Sherman Street as seen in the photos from 2010. This location is also studios for KFXP Channel 31 the Fox affiliate for Pocatello that came on the air in 1999.
KPVI TV Channel 6 Pocatello original downtown studios - 1978.
KPVI TV Channel 6 Pocatello 902 East Sherman Street studios - 2010.
KPVI TV Channel 6 Pocatello 902 East Sherman Street studios - 2010.
KPVI TV Channel 6 Pocatello 902 East Sherman Street studios - 2010.

KQXR: KQXR FM 100.3 Payette started in 1979. They are part of the Journal Broadcast Group in Boise.
KQXR FM 100.3 Payette van - 2010.

KRTK: 1490 Chubbuck came on the air in 1980 at KKLB. Calls were changed to KRCD in 1987, and then to KRTK in 1998. Their transmitter and tower is located north of Pocatello west of North Philbin Road.
KRTK 1490 Chubbuck tower - 2014.

KRXK: KRXK Radio 1230 Rexburg transmitter and tower is located along West Moran View Road as seen in these photos from 2010. This was the former studio location, but they are now part of the Pacific Empire Radio Corporation out of Pocatello.
KRXK Radio 1230 Rexburg West Moran View Road transmitter and tower - 2010.
KRXK Radio 1230 Rexburg West Moran View Road transmitter and tower - 2010.
KRXK Radio 1230 Rexburg West Moran View Road transmitter and tower - 2010.

KSAS: KSAS FM 103.3 Caldwell came on the air in 1982. "Kiss FM" broadcasts to the Boise market with studios at 827 East Park Boulevard (See KFXD above). Two of their vehicles are shown in these photos from 2010.
KSAS FM 103.3 Caldwell vehicle - 2010.
KSAS FM 103.3 Caldwell vehicle - 2010.

KSEI: KSEI Radio 930 Pocatello has been on the air since 1926. Studios are located at 544 North Arthur Avenue. The older photo of this location showing an overgrown bush covering part of their signage is from 1978. This location is now home to KSEI, KRKX 1230 Rexburg (see above), KGTM FM 98.1 "Good Times Music" (Rexburg), KMGI FM 102.5 "Classic Rock" (Pocatello), and KBIX FM 106.3 "Hot 106.3" (Shelley) as seen in the photos from 2010. Transmitter and towers are located on the southwest corner of Reservation Road and North Philbin Road as seen in the photos from 2014.
KSEI Radio 930 Pocatello 544 North Arthur Avenue - 1978.
KSEI Radio 930 Pocatello 544 North Arthur Avenue - 2010.
KSEI Radio 930 Pocatello 544 North Arthur Avenue - 2010.
KSEI Radio 930 Pocatello 544 North Arthur Avenue - 2010.
KSEI Radio 930 Pocatello towers - 2014.
KSEI Radio 930 Pocatello transmitter - 2014.

KTFI: KTFI Radio 1270 Twin Falls came on the air in 1928. Studios ate located a short distance from the city at 21361 Highway 30 as seein in the photos from 2008. The sign in front of the building includes KIKX 104.9 "Bob FM" (licensed to Ketchum). KTFI changed calls to KPDA in 2010.
KTFI Radio 1270 Twin Falls 21361 Highway 30 studios - 2008.
KTFI Radio 1270 Twin Falls 21361 Highway 30 studios - 2008.
KTFI Radio 1270 Twin Falls 21361 Highway 30 studios - 2008.
KTFI Radio 1270 Twin Falls 21361 Highway 30 studios - 2008.

KTHI: KTHI FM 107.1 Caldwell came on the air in 1983. "107.1 K-Hits" broadcasts to the Boise market. The van photo is from 2010.
lKTHI FM 107.1 Caldwell van - 2010.

KTIK: KTIK Radio 1350 Boise, "The Ticket" broadcasts a sports format. They are part of the Citadel group in Boise. The truck photo is from 2010.
KTIK Radio 1350 Boise truck - 2010.

KTVB: Channel 7 Boise came on the air in 1953 as KIDO-TV and famed television pioneer Philo Farnsworth was there when they signed on the air. They have always been affiliated with NBC. The call letters were changed to KTVB in 1959. The "Night Beat" print ad featuring James Bischoff, Bill Harvey, and Armond Noble is from 1964. Their studios are located at 5407 Fairview Avenue as seen in these photos from 2010. The first two screen shots, ID and reporter Kaycee Murray doing a live shot, are from 2008. The HD screen shots are from 2010.
KTVB Channel 7 Boise print ad - 1964.
KTVB Channel 7 Boise 5407 Fairview Avenue studios - 2010.
KTVB Channel 7 Boise 5407 Fairview Avenue studios - 2010.
KTVB Channel 7 Boise 5407 Fairview Avenue studios - 2010.
KTVB Channel 7 Boise on air ID - 2008.
KTVB Channel 7 Boise on air ID - 2008.

KTVB Channel 7 Boise, Idaho KTVB 7.1 Boise

KTVB Channel 7 Boise, Idaho KTVB 7.1 Boise

KUPI: KUPI Radio 980 and KUPI-FM 99.1 studios are located at 854 Lindsay Boulevard in Idaho Falls. KUPI "kew-pee" is part of Simmons Media Group. Also located at this facility is KQEO FM "Arrow 107.1" and KSNA FM "Sunny 94.3." The photos are from 2007.
KUPI Radio 980 Idaho Falls 854 Lindsay Boulevard studios - 2007.
KUPI Radio 980 Idaho Falls 854 Lindsay Boulevard studios - 2007.
KUPI Radio 980 Idaho Falls 854 Lindsay Boulevard studios - 2007.
KUPI Radio 980 Idaho Falls 854 Lindsay Boulevard studios - 2007.

KVNI: KVNI Radio 1080 Coeur d'Alene is located in the KXLY North Idaho Broadcast Center located at 504 Sherman. While most of the operation is in Spokane, Washington KXLY operated this bureau in Coeur d'Alene. The photo is from 2005.
KVNI Radio 1080 Coeur d'Alene 504 Sherman studios - 2005.

KWAL: KWAL Radio 620 Wallace towers are located in Osburn. The I-90 highway runs between the towers as seen in this photo from 2005. Interstate Highway historians may remember this was the last part of I-90 to be finished. Until then you hactually had to stop on I-90 at the only stop light in Wallace.
KWAL Radio 620 Wallace towers near Osburn with I-90 between them - 2005.

KWIK: KWIK Radio 1240 Pocatello came on the air in 1946. Studios are located at 259 East Center Street. The first photo is from 1978 and the next from 2010. Sometime between 1978 and 2010 the signage above the building was removed. The station is owned by Townsquare Media and the studios include those for stations KID 590 and KID-FM 96.1 "The Bull" (Idaho Falls), KEGE FM 92.1, KLLP-FM 94.9 "Star 98.5," and KPKY FM 94.9 "The Rock" as noted by the logos on the entrance to the building. The billboard photo is from 1978. The KWIK transmitter and tower are located between Yellowstone Avenue and I-90 north of East Chubbuck Road as seen in the photo from 2014.
KWIK Radio 1240 Pocatello tower - 2014.
KWIK Radio 1240 Pocatello studios at 259 East Center Street - 1978.
KWIK Radio 1240 Pocatello studios at 259 East Center Street - 2010.
KWIK Radio 1240 Pocatello studios at 259 East Center Street - 2010.
KWIK Radio 1240 Pocatello billboard - 1978.

KXLT: KXLT FM 107.9 is licensed to Eagle and serves the Boise market as "The New 107.9 Lite FM" as noticed on the van photo from 2010.
KXLT FM 107.9 Eagle van - 2010.

KXTF TV: KXTF TV Channel 35 Twin Falls came on the air in 1989. Studios are located at 1061 Blue Lakes Boulevard North as seen in this photo from 2008. They are a Fox affiliate.
KXTF TV Channel 35 Twin Falls 1061 Blue Lakes Boulevard studios - 2008.

KZBQ: KZBQ FM 93.7 was Pocatello's first FM station. Studios are located at 436 North Main Street as seen in these photos from 2010.
KZBQ FM 93.7 Pocatello 436 North Main Street studios - 2010.
KZBQ FM 93.7 Pocatello 436 North Main Street studios - 2010.

Please remember all images are the property of John C Johnson / John In Arizona / johninarizona.com and may not be used in any form elsewhere.

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