KALL

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For the Salt Lake City, Utah radio station formerly known as KALL, see KWDZ.
KALL
City of license North Salt Lake City, Utah
Broadcast area Salt Lake City, Utah
Branding ESPN 700
Frequency 700 kHz
First air date September 22, 1981
(as KFAM)[1]
July 1, 1998
(as KWLW)
Format Sports radio
Power 50,000 watts day
10,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 23480
Transmitter coordinates 40°53′29.00″N 111°56′29.00″W / 40.8913889°N 111.9413889°W / 40.8913889; -111.9413889
Former callsigns 1998-2003: KWLW
1981-1998: KFAM
Affiliations ESPN Radio, Compass Media Networks
Owner Broadway Media
Webcast

Listen Live 32kb/32kHz or

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Website espn.kall700sports.com
The radio towers for KALL AM 700, northwest of Salt Lake City, Utah.
The door to the transmitter building clearly shows the station was once KWLW.

KALL, "ESPN 700", is an all-sports radio station in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. The listed owner is Utah Radio Acquisitions, LLC. The station's studios are located in Downtown Salt Lake City and its transmitter site is located in Legacy Nature Preserve west of Bountiful.

Program highlights include live play-by-play of University of Utah football and basketball and Real Salt Lake soccer, Mike and Mike in the Morning, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, the daily local show "Bill Riley Show" and "Dan Patrick". KALL also was one of the first stations to pick up the new Compass Media Networks NFL package.

History[edit]

KALL in Utah was originally founded in 1945 by Mr. and Mrs. George C. Hatch and Mr. and Mrs Robert H. Hinkley. In 1946 the Salt Lake Tribune, owned by the Kearns Corporation, through the efforts of John F. Fitzpatrick and Tribune's president Thomas F. Kearns purchased a fifty percent interest in the radio station. This interest was in turn sold in 1954 to permit the Kearns-Tribune Corporation to apply for a Channel 2 Television license in a fifty-fifty partnership.

KALL signed on the air September 22, 1981 as KFAM. KFAM broadcast a beautiful music format in AM stereo.[1] In 1997, WLW owner Jacor purchased KFAM, which broadcast with 50,000 watts during the day and 10,000 watts at night in order to protect WLW.[2] As a joke[citation needed], they changed the call letters to KWLW[2] and even began to air programming such as Dale Sommers "The Truckin' Bozo" (also heard on WLW) on the station.[3] The call letters and classic country format stayed on the station until 1999, when Clear Channel Communications moved the KALL letters and programming from 910 AM.[2]

Clear Channel sold KALL to UT Radio Acquisition LLC in 2006.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "KFAM First Air Date". Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook 1984. 1984. pp. B–261. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c http://www.oldradio.com/archives/stations/slc-hist.htm, Retrieved on 2008/05/20.
  3. ^ http://www.truckweb.com/twradio.htm, Retrieved on 2008/05/20.
  4. ^ "Deals," Broadcasting & Cable, February 27, 2006.

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