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For information about prior use of KBOQ, please see KKHK

City of license Seaside, California
Broadcast area Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz, California
Branding Classic Hits Q103.9
Slogan Monterey's Greatest Hits
Frequency 103.9 MHz
First air date 1995 (as KJMY)
Format Classic hits
ERP 1,500 watts
HAAT 199 meters
Class A
Facility ID 15936
Callsign meaning BOQ is "Bach" phonetically (previous classical format)
Former callsigns KKHK (2/14/08-2/26/08)
KMBY-FM (9/05/02 - 2/14/08)
KTEE (12/17/99 - (9/05/02)
KISE (11/01/96 - 12/17/99)
KJMY (1/19/95 - 11/01/96)
KLMY (5/28/93 - 1/19/95)
880629MC (?? - 5/28/93)
Owner Saul Levine
(Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live
Website q1039thehits.com

KBOQ ("Q103.9") is a commercial classic hits radio station in Monterey, California, broadcasting to the Santa Cruz-Carmel-Salinas, California, area on 103.9 FM. Its studios are in Monterey while its transmitter is located on Mount Toro, south of Salinas.

K-Bach had been broadcasting on 95.5 FM until the format was moved to 103.9 on February 9, 2008, essentially putting an end to the Modern Rock/Hard Rock/Alternative/Hip Hop hybrid music format branded as "X103.9".

The spot vacated by K-Bach's move has been filled by a country music format. On February 14, 2008, the call sign was changed to KKHK and then finally swapped with the KBOQ call sign on February 26, 2008.

On October 17, 2011 KBOQ changed their format from classical to soft AC, branded as "B103.9".[1] In May of 2014, Mapleton Communications agreed to sell KBOQ to Saul Levine's Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters, Inc. Mapleton had to divest one station after buying KWAV from Buckley Broadcasting. Levine owns country KKGO and classical KMZT/KMZT-FM in Los Angeles. [2] That July, the website q1039thehits.com was registered, leading to reports of a format change to CHR as Q103.9. On September 5, 2014, the station, upon officially being bought by Mount Wilson FM at a purchase price of $200,000, indeed became Q103.9, but rather than flipping to CHR, flipped to classic hits.




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This station was carried by Comcast Cable on its free FM links at 90.7 in the Santa Cruz area, but they have not bothered to tune to the new on air frequency in violation of their franchise agreement with Santa Cruz County.

Coordinates: 36°35′10″N 121°55′23″W / 36.586°N 121.923°W / 36.586; -121.923