About. Butte Broadcasting, Inc.
Butte Broadcasting Inc. is a locally owned and operated collection of radio stations based in Butte, Montana. Ron and Shelly Davis purchased the business from the late Shag Miller in 1994, and have continued the tradition of hometown radio at it’s finest. While many radio stations across the country have turned to easy sell formats and computer employees, Butte Broadcasting has committed to bringing our listeners their favorite music and still employs nearly twenty great folks. (Someone has to keep the dust off them computers!) It has been the absolute pleasure of Butte Broadcasting to serve this area we call home by being involved in the community at the deepest levels; from helping our friends in need to raising public awareness, providing talent for events to lending hands to get things done. We welcome you to our family and hope you’ll take the time to explore what hometown radio is!
Ron & Shelly Davis – Butte Broadcasting Inc.
April 1, 1994 to Current
In 1994, Ron and Shelly Davis purchased KBOW 550am and KOPR 94.1fm from Shag Miller. Ron had been working in various capacities for Shag Miller starting as a part-time announcer in September 1979 then moving through the company in various roles from disk jockey to program director to sales executive and finally as Shag’s assistant general manager. In December 2006, Butte Broadcasting purchased KGLM 97.7 (Magic) and KANA 580am from Jimmy Ray Carroll. In August 2012, Ron and Shelly donated KANA radio station and studios in Anaconda to AWARE, Inc.
Ron has been a voice for independent local broadcasters by representing Montana, Wyoming and Idaho as a Radio Board Member on the National Association of Broadcasters. He has also been instrumental in shaping Montana Broadcasting by serving as President of the Montana Broadcaster’s Association (MBA) and holding many various roles on the MBA executive board.
Shelly is the chief financial officer of Butte Broadcasting Inc. and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Montana. Shelly handles the day to day accounting and financial aspects of the company.
Enjoy Magic’s chart hits on both 97.7fm or 100.3fm!