Jackson Hole Radio had its beginnings in 1962 when KSGT AM radio hit the airwaves on 1340 kHz. The call letters KSGT were chosen because they represented ‘In the Shadow of the Grand Teton’. The station played popular music and featured the first broadcast newsroom in Teton County.
Then, in 1974, preparations began to construct Jackson Hole’s first FM radio station by local character Captain Bob Morris. In January 1975, KMTN was officially licensed and featured its own news reporters in competition with KSGT. The Mountain played an eclectic variety of music including Album Oriented Rock and a lineup of Jazz, blues, and even classical music.
In 1988, the owners of KSGT purchased KMTN.
In the summer of 1989, a new FM station, KZJH, went on the air in Jackson Hole. It was initially programmed with Adult Contemporary music before moving to Classic Rock.
The owners of KMTN and KSGT added KZJH to their lineup.
The website JacksonHoleRadio.com went live in 1998 and has been covering Jackson Hole news stories since then.
Then in 2000, KJAX FM was launched as Jackson Hole Country.
In 2018, former manager, Scott Anderson, started Jackson Hole Radio, LLC and was officially licensed as the owner of KSGT, KMTN, KZJH, and KJAX in 2020.
Anderson had managed the radio stations since early in 1990 and hosted on-air shows on KMTN while also covering local news.
Anderson, who also has served as the Chairperson of the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters, was an elected Jackson, Wyoming town councilman between 1992 and 2006.