WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
RADIO STATIONS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
STATIONSKAER-FM (89.5 MHz; St. George)
KCIN-FM (94.9 MHz; St. George)
KDXU-AM (1450 kHz and later 890 kHz; St. George)
KDXU-FM (no longer in operation)
KFUR-FM (101.1 MHz; St. George)
KHKR-AM (1210 kHz; St. George)
KIYK-FM (107.3 MHz; St. George)
KKAT-AM (1450 kHz; St. George)
KRQX-FM (98.9 MHz; Hurricane / St. George)
KSGU-FM (90.3 MHz; St. George)
KURR-FM (103.1 MHz; Hurricane / St. George)
KWBR-FM (105.7 MHz; St. George)
KXBN-FM (92.1 MHz; St. George)
KZEZ-FM (no longer in operation)
KZHK-FM (95.9 MHz; St. George)
KZNU-AM (1450 kHz; St. George)
K272AQ (102.3 MHz; St. George; Repeater of KXFF, Colorado City, Arizona)
HISTORYBefore there were broadcast radio stations in Washington County, KSUB AM 590 in Cedar City provided the nearest transmissions. It would feed its signal through power lines to Washington County residents.
County residents also listened to more distant stations, expecially at night when they could get signals bounced off the ionosphere. For example, KOMA in Oklahoma City was very popular during the 1960s and 1970s.
KDXU-AM was the first broadcast station in Washington County. It was licensed on July 3, 1957.
In April of 1978, John Miner came on the air with KZEZ-FM, Utah's first FM station south of Provo.
When KDXU-AM moved its transmissions from 1450 kHz to 890 kHz in September of 1985, Ray Carpenter, a former engineer at KDXU, acquired the license for the 1450 kHz frequency and went on the air with KKAT AM 1450. That station later became KZNU AM 1450, a Fox News affiliate.
REFERENCESSouthern Utah Memories: KDXU was the first radio station to operate in Washington County, Utah,
by Loren R. Webb, August 30, 2013
Wikipedia list of radio stations in Washington County