KABX-FM

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KABX-FM
City of license Merced, California
Broadcast area Merced, California
Branding K 97.5
Slogan Favorites of Yesterday and Today
Frequency 97.5 MHz
First air date 1999
Format Adult Contemporary
ERP 8,800 watts
HAAT 354 meters
Class B
Facility ID 41173
Transmitter coordinates 37°26′44″N 120°8′37″W / 37.44556°N 120.14361°W / 37.44556; -120.14361Coordinates: 37°26′44″N 120°8′37″W / 37.44556°N 120.14361°W / 37.44556; -120.14361
Affiliations Jones Radio Network
Owner Mapleton License of Merced, LLC
Sister stations KYOS, KTIQ, KLOQ, KBRE, KGAM
Website 975kabx.com

KABX-FM (97.5 FM, "K97.5") is an adult contemporary formatted radio station in Merced, California. KABX is owned and operated by Mapleton Communications LLC. KABX can be heard in a very large area from approximately Modesto, CA, to south of Fresno, CA. It sometimes can be heard as far north as the Eastern portions of the Bay Area.

KABX was previously an automated easy listening station with the callsign KMYT. KMYT was the original FM sister station to KYOS AM 1480. KABX was originally located at the KYOS-AM transmitter site, but was relocated to Shultz Mountain in Cathys Valley, CA in late 1999, and early 2000 to gain better signal coverage. This is incorrect-(Recently they have dropped 50's & early 60's oldies) and added 80's hits with such artists as Rick Springfield & Huey Lewis. KABX still plays 50's, 60's, 70's & 80's. On August 27, 2011 KABX adjusted its format and became mainstream AC "The New K 97.5- Favorites of Yesterday and Today. Under the guidance of AC consultant Gary Berkowitz, the station is using Jam jingles and voice overs from Jim Merkel.

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Kabx.jpg (KABX's logo under previous "Oldies 97.5" branding)

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