KFNZ

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KFNZ
KFNZ 1320 Logo 2013.png
City of license Salt Lake City, Utah
Broadcast area Salt Lake City, Utah
Branding 1320 K-Fan
Slogan Powered By Fans!
Frequency 1320 kHz
First air date 1922 (as KDYL)
Format Sports
Power 5,000 watts unlimited
Class B
Facility ID 53500
Transmitter coordinates 40°38′36″N 111°55′24″W / 40.64333°N 111.92333°W / 40.64333; -111.92333Coordinates: 40°38′36″N 111°55′24″W / 40.64333°N 111.92333°W / 40.64333; -111.92333
Callsign meaning K-FaN Z
Former callsigns KDYL (1922-1950s)
KCPX (1950s-1980s)
KBUG (1980s-1989)
KUTR (1989-1992)
KCPX (2/1992-8/1992)
KCNR (1992-1996)
Affiliations CBS Sports Radio
Owner Cumulus Media
Sister stations KBEE, KBER, KENZ, KHTB, KJQS, KKAT-AM, KUBL
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1320kfan.com

KFNZ (1320 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Sports format. Licensed to Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, the station serves the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. The station is currently residing in the Cumulus Media building, they also feature programing from CBS Sports Radio.[1] The station's studios are located in South Salt Lake (behind the I-15/I-80 interchange) and its transmitter site is located in Murray.

In 1927 it was on 1220 kHz and moved to 1160 kHz. In 1929 it moved to 1290 kHz. In 1941 it moved to 1320 kHz as a result of the NARBA agreement.

Station Programming[edit]

KFNZ is the flag ship for Minor League Hockey team the Utah Grizzlies. KFNZ is also responsible for providing analysis and coverage for BYU Cougars, University of Utah Utes, Salt Lake Bees, Utah State Aggies, and Weber State Wildcats. KFNZ also features programming from CBS Sports Radio.

OC on Sports[edit]

Sean O'Connell is the host for Utah's daily sports hangout from 11:00AM to 2:00PM. There will be new co-hosts everyday for O'Connell from former athletes like Jan Jorgensen to members of the media like Tony Jones.

Gunther and Graham[edit]

Announced in July, 2012 former University of Utah Captain Kyle Gunther joins KFAN Program Director Kevin Graham during KFNZ's drive-time show from 2pm to 7pm.

YAHOO! Premiere Sports lineup[edit]

History[edit]

Former logo of KFNZ

The radio station began broadcasting originally as KDYL in 1922, making it Utah's second oldest radio station. It was originally an NBC affiliate and was still an NBC affiliate during and after World War II. It along with sisters 98.7 FM and TV channel 4 in Salt Lake City were purchased by Columbia Pictures in the early 1950s and the call letters of all three the AM, FM, and TV became KCPX AM-FM-TV. As KCPX, the station was carrying a contemporary hits format that was popular in the valley during the 1970s. With the arrival of FM, the station's ratings fell. In the 1980s, the station changed its call sign to KBUG, to KUTR, and then back to KCPX on 1992-02-18 switching formats to oldies. On 1992-08-11 the station's calls switched to KCNR, and the station began airing news and talk. On 1996-08-30, Citadel Broadcasting acquired the station and changed the calls to the current KFNZ and it began airing its current sports format.[2][3] Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KFNZ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "KFNZ Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ Salt Lake Radio History
  4. ^ "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 

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