|City of license||Bakersfield, California|
|Branding||Fox Sports 970|
|First air date||1958|
|Power||1,000 watts (day)
5,000 watts (night)
|Former callsigns||KUZZ (1958-1/1986)
|Affiliations||Fox Sports Radio, Premiere Radio Networks, Motor Racing Network, Performance Racing Network, Los Angeles Lakers Radio Network|
(AMFM Radio Licenses, LLC)
|Sister stations||KBFP, KBFP-FM, KDFO, KRAB|
KHTY (970 AM "Fox Sports 970") is a sports radio station broadcasting from Bakersfield, California, and is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. It serves inland central California. Fox Sports 970 is Bakersfield's new NASCAR radio affiliate.
970 AM went on the air in 1958 as KUZZ. In 1986, Buck Owens (the owner of KUZZ) made a deal to have KAFY moved from 550AM to 970AM. In November 2000, the call letters were changed to KZPM. KZPM lasted until May 2001, when 970AM was sold to Clear Channel Communications and the call letters changed to KZTK. KZTK at the time was a news/talk radio station. In September 2002, KZTK changed the call letters to KGET, (which was also the call letters to a local TV Station owned by Clear Channel Communications at that time). The branding for KGET was News Talk 970 KGET. In January 2006, the KGET call letters were changed to KHTY. The station at the time was an oldies radio station branded as Mighty 970. Sometime in 2008, KHTY changed formats from oldies back to news/talk and was branded as Business 970 KHTY. Later in 2008, KHTY changed formats once again from news/talk to a Spanish language news/talk radio station. On March 2, 2009, KHTY changed formats from a Spanish language news/talk radio station to a sports radio station branded as Fox Sports 970.
The station lineup includes Jim Rome, Chris Myers, Petros and Money Show, J. T. the Brick, and other Fox Sports Radio programs, as well as The Dan Patrick Show. KHTY is the new flagship station of the Bakersfield Condors in the ECHL. Also on KHTY are broadcasts of the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball and the NASCAR races.
- FCC History Cards for KHTY
- Fox Sports 970 KHTY official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KHTY
- Radio-Locator Information on KHTY
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KHTY
- Bakersfield Condors - Heard exclusively on Fox Sports 970
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