KIID

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KIID
Radio Disney1470 2010.png
City of license Sacramento, California
Broadcast area Sacramento metropolitan area
Branding Radio Disney Sacramento
Slogan Your Music, Your Way
Frequency 1470 kHz
Format Children's radio
Power 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 65482
Transmitter coordinates 38°35′30″N 121°27′47″W / 38.59167°N 121.46306°W / 38.59167; -121.46306Coordinates: 38°35′30″N 121°27′47″W / 38.59167°N 121.46306°W / 38.59167; -121.46306
Callsign meaning KID's Radio
Former callsigns KNDE, KXOA, KQPT, KOME, KRAK
Affiliations Radio Disney
Owner ABC, Inc. (Disney)
(Sale pending)
(Radio Disney Sacramento, LLC)
Website www.radiodisney.com

KIID (1470 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Children's radio format. Licensed to Sacramento, California, the station serves the Sacramento metropolitan area. The station is currently owned by the Walt Disney Company and features programing from Radio Disney.[1]

History[edit]

Radio Disney 1470 logo used from 2008 to 2010.

The station went on the air as KXOA in 1945. The call letters were changed to KNDE in 1970 after KXOA AM and FM were sold to separate owners. On 1978-09-28, the station changed its call sign to KXOA which broadcast on 1470 AM for the most part in various incarnations since 1945. On 1997-04-15 the call sign was changed to KQPT. On 1998-07-16 to KOME. On 1999-01-15 to KRAK. On 2001-02-19 to the current KIID along with the sale to Disney and switch to a Radio Disney format.[2]

On August 13, 2014, Disney put KIID and twenty-two other Radio Disney stations up for sale, in order to focus more on digital distribution of the Radio Disney network.[3][4]

Transmitter destruction[edit]

On July 15, 2009, two of the three radio towers KIID broadcasts from were destroyed due to a fire at the transmitter site.[5] Towers 1 (center) and 2 (eastern) were destroyed. All three towers were replaced.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KIID Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "KIID Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ Lafayette, Jon (August 13, 2014). "Exclusive: Radio Disney Moving Off Air to Digital". Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Radio Disney to Sell the Majority of Its Stations". Billboard. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Radio Tower Collapses In Sacramento Fire - KCRA

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