KAMA (AM)

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KAMA
City of license El Paso, Texas
Broadcast area El Paso area
Slogan Aqui Esta Todo (Everything is Here)
Frequency 750 kHz
First air date 1985-04-18 (as KEPB)
Format Spanish News/Talk
Power 10,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 36948
Transmitter coordinates 31°46′30″N 106°16′48″W / 31.77500°N 106.28000°W / 31.77500; -106.28000Coordinates: 31°46′30″N 106°16′48″W / 31.77500°N 106.28000°W / 31.77500; -106.28000
Callsign meaning From The Radio KAMA Branding
Former callsigns KEPB (1985-1985)
Affiliations Univision America (July 4, 2012)
Owner Univision Communications
(Tichenor License Corporation)
Sister stations KBNA-FM/KQBU-AM
Website univision.com

KAMA (750 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish News/Talk format. Licensed to El Paso, Texas, USA, the station serves the El Paso area. The station is currently owned by Univision Communications through its licensee Tichenor License Corporation and features programing from Univision Radio.[1]

History[edit]

The station went on the air as KEPB on 1985-04-18. On 1985-07-11, the station changed its call sign to the current KAMA.[2]

The origins of KAMA trace back to Mexican station XELO (AM) on 800 kHz. XELO was programmed in Spanish starting in the 1930s. By the 1940s the station was Spanish language by day and English brokered time at night when the skywave propagation kicked in. The station was legendary for items such as patent medicine offers, "Autographed Photos of J Christ of Biblical fame", live chicks by mail, and Carr Collins Crazy water crystals.[citation needed]

In 1972 the daytime format moved to a new AM in El Paso on 1060 KAMA. In 1985 KAMA moved to its new signal on 750 which operated 24 hours a day; the 1060 frequency became KFNA, now known today as KXPL.

The station was sold to Tichenor Media, operator of longtime rival KBNA in 1994. Tichenor merged into Heftel broadcasting in 1997, changed name to Hispanic Broadcasting Corp in 2000, and merged into Univision Communications in 2003.

KAMA will soon be a part of the Univision America Talk Radio network on July 4.[3]

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