|City of license||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Broadcast area||Albuquerque/Santa Fe|
|Branding||AM 1350 KABQ|
|Slogan||Albuquerque's Progressive Talk|
|Frequency||1350 kHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1947|
|Power||5,000 watts (day)
500 watts (night)
|Sister stations||KABQ-FM, KBQI, KLQT, KPEK, KTEG, KZRR|
It signed on the air in 1947 on 1490 kHz. It moved to 1340 kHz in 1949 then to 1350 kHz in 1959.
KABQ transmits at full power (5000 watts) only during the day, dropping to 500 watts at night, and reception can be problematic outside the immediate Albuquerque area due to more powerful stations broadcasting on identical or nearby frequencies from the U.S. and Mexico.
KABQ started out as full time affiliate of Air America Radio. Today it relies on syndicated progressive hosts including Dial Global's Bill Press, Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz, and Thom Hartmann. It also features Randi Rhodes, Norman Goldman, Alan Colmes and Mike Malloy. Hourly news updates are provided by NBC News. No local news or weather is featured only local traffic reports.
One of the few local programs featured is "Science Watch" a discussion on scientific topics which airs on Saturday afternoons.
- FCC History Cards for KABQ
- Station Website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KABQ
- Radio-Locator Information on KABQ
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KABQ
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