palmtrees

KOOK Radio 970 Billings Station Photos from the John in Arizona Collection

All photos are the property of John C Johnson / John In Arizona / johninarizona.com and may not be used in any form elsewhere.

KOOK: KOOK Radio 970 Billings came on the air March 20, 1951. They retined the KOOK "cook" call letters until November 4, 1985 when they changed them to KBIT. On March 1, 1988 970 became KCTR and simulcast the KCTR-FM format. April 11, 1994 they switched to KDWG "The Dog" and then on April 17, 1998 the call letters were changed to KBUL "The Bull" with a country music format until September 10, 2001 (note, one day before 9/11) when the format was changed to all news. The KBUL call letters remain, but now "The Bulletin" is their slogan. Studios were either at the transmitter site on South Billings Boulevard (during night time power pattern) or downtown in the KOOK building along with KOOK-TV (see the KOOK-TV page). The photo of the 7002 South Billings Boulevard studios and towers is from 1975. A more recent photo of those towers can be seen on the KBUL page. The billboard is from 1977 promoting the morning team at that time. Other photos show a DJ at the transmitter site studio, the studio in the KOOK-TV building, and the remains of a gate at the transmitter site. Audio clips include an air check of DJ Carl Mann before he left for KOMA 1520 Oklahoma City, OK; a jingle sample of the "Station That's All Heart"; a KOOK sign on and jingle from the early 1970s; the complete "Summer of '72" jingle package; and a "Where Your Friends Are" jingle from the mid 1970s that features country music star Janie Marie Fricke.
KOOK Radio 970 Billings 7002 South Billings Boulevard transmitter control room - 1967.
KOOK Radio 970 Billings 3203 3rd Avenue North control room - 1967.
KOOK 970 and KOOK-TV 2 Billings 3203 3rd Avenue North studios - 1972.
KOOK Radio 970 Billings 7002 South Billings Boulevard studios, transmitter, towers - 1975.
KOOK Radio 970 Billings billboard - 1977.

KOOK Radio 970 Billings call letters on old gate.

KOOK 970 Billings, Montana Logo

KOOK 970 Billings, Montana DJs late 1960s

Audio Cart Logo 1969 KOOK 970 aircheck of DJ Carl Mann before he started working for KOMA 1520 Oklahoma City, OK.

Audio Cart Logo KOOK Radio 970 late 1960's "Station That's All Heart" jingle sample.

Audio Cart Logo KOOK 970 early 1970's sign on and jingle.

Audio Cart Logo KOOK 970 "Summer of '72" complete jingle package.

Audio Cart Logo KOOK 970 late 1970's "Where Your Friends Are" jingle sample featuring country music star Janie Marie Fricke.

KOOK Radio 970 Billings, Montana Where Your Friends Are Logo

KOOK 970 DJ Major Dan Miller TV commercial from 1981...




KOOK 970 Billings, MT Music Survey

All photos are the property of John C Johnson / John In Arizona / johninarizona.com and may not be used in any form elsewhere.

Sponsored Link: