KABQ (AM)

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KABQ
KABQ 1350.jpg
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
Format Progressive talk
Power 5,000 watts (day)
500 watts (night)
Class B
Callsign meaning Albuquerque
Owner Clear Channel
Sister stations KABQ-FM, KBQI, KLQT, KPEK, KTEG, KZRR
Webcast Listen Live
Website abqtalk.com

KABQ (1350 AM, "Progressive Talk 1350") is a radio station in Albuquerque, New Mexico, owned by Clear Channel. The station features a news and talk format that started in August 2004.

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. Its studios are located in Northeast Albuquerque.

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.


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Coordinates: 35°06′02″N 106°40′34″W / 35.10056°N 106.67611°W / 35.10056; -106.67611