KFPT

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KFPT
KPPT-AM 790 The Deuce logo.jpg
City of license Clovis, California
Broadcast area Fresno area
Slogan 790 ESPN Radio the Deuce
Frequency 790 kHz
First air date May 1, 1984
Format Sports
Power 5,000 watts day
2,500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 29429
Transmitter coordinates 36°50′39″N 119°41′13″W / 36.84417°N 119.68694°W / 36.84417; -119.68694Coordinates: 36°50′39″N 119°41′13″W / 36.84417°N 119.68694°W / 36.84417; -119.68694
Callsign meaning Fresno's Progressive Talk (previous format)
Former callsigns KXTC (1984-1988)
KOQO (1988-1998)
KOOR (1998-2005)
Affiliations Jones Radio Network, ABC Radio , ESPN Radio
Owner Fat Dawgs 7 Broadcasting, LLC
Website KFPT Online

KFPT (790 AM) is an American radio station broadcasting a Sports radio format. Licensed to Clovis, California, USA, the station serves the Fresno area. The station is currently owned by Fat Dawgs 7 Broadcasting, LLC and features programing from Jones Radio Network, ABC Radio and ESPN Radio.[1]

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The station was assigned call sign KXTC on 1984-05-01. On 1988-09-28, the station changed its call sign to KOQO, on 1998-02-02 to KOOR, on 2005-07-04 to the current KFPT,[2]

In the 1980s, the station aired beautiful music with the call sign KXTC. The call letters were meant to imply "Ecstasy". 790 became Spanish-language KOOR in the late 1990s until changed to KFPT by CBS Broadcasting, implying "Fresno's Progressive Talk" and would become the market's second-most listened-to AM station.

In February 2007, KFPT AM 790 was purchased by Peak Broadcasting from CBS as part of a deal involving other stations including News/Talk KMJ, AM 580. It was then sold to Fat Dawgs 7 Broadcasting. The sale included a non-compete clause to protect Peak's conservative talk station, KMJ.[3] On April 2, 2007 KFPT changed their format from progressive talk to sports, with programming from ESPN Radio.

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