KCAL (AM)

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KCAL
City of license Redlands, California
Branding La Mexicana 1410
Frequency 1410 kHz
First air date 1961
Format Regional Mexican
Power 5,000 watts day
4,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 55416
Transmitter coordinates 34°04′09″N 117°12′10″W / 34.069033°N 117.202666°W / 34.069033; -117.202666Coordinates: 34°04′09″N 117°12′10″W / 34.069033°N 117.202666°W / 34.069033; -117.202666
Callsign meaning CALifornia
Owner Lazer Licenses, LLC
(Lazer Licenses, LLC)
Website lamexicana1410.com

KCAL, 1410AM, is a radio station based in San Bernardino, California, USA. It is owned by Lazer Broadcasting, which owns a number of small Spanish language outlets throughout southern California. Its signal covers much of the Riverside/San Bernardino, California, region in a 50-mile square radius. It has been granted an FCC construction permit to change the city of license to Grand Terrace, move to a new transmitter site and change power to 3,000 watts day and 2,200 watts night.

Although most of its programming is in Spanish as "La Mejor," KCAL does air the games of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League (Minor League Baseball) in English. The rest of KCAL's schedule consists of Spanish-language oldies.

The station debuted in 1961 on 960AM (the dial replaced by KFSG-AM in 1975) before moving to 1410AM and included FM dial 96.7 in the 1970s, had a mostly rock and roll format in the 1960s to the early 1990s, and was the leading radio station in the Inland Empire in the 1970s and '80s.[citation needed]

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