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KBFX
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City of license Anchorage, Alaska
Broadcast area Anchorage, Alaska
Branding 100.5 The Fox
Slogan "The Full Spectrum of Rock & Roll"
Frequency 100.5 (MHz)
Format Classic rock
ERP 25,000 watts
HAAT 53 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 12962
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1005thefox.com

KBFX (100.5 FM, "The Fox") is a commercial classic rock music radio station in Anchorage, Alaska.

History

KBFX debuted in 1989 as "100.5 The Fox", playing the strict version of Jacobs Media's Classic rock format. It rose to be the number one radio station in Anchorage within its first year.

Programming was initially run by Dave Moore, who had studied the format with Fred Jacobs at its inception. Staff included afternoon deejay CC Ryder (who won a small market Marconi Award for her work), evening deejay T-bone, and former WNCX Cleveland deejay Rick Rydell (hired in 1990). While Moore was the programmer, the station generally stayed at #1 in the ratings.

Moore was replaced by Jack Hicks from KQRS-FM Minneapolis, then three months later Hicks returned to Minnesota and was replaced by local broadcaster Devan Mitchell.

During Mitchell's watch, a competitor in the same format ("Arrow 102") came on the air for the first time since 1989. The Fox has had moderate success since but has never regained the #1 slot.

Staff include deejays Woody and Wilcox in mornings (who were suspended indefinitely on April 9th, but returned to the air about two weeks later), deejay Crash during middays, and deejay Jeremy in the afternoon. Syndicated Alice Cooper at night.

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