|City of license||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Broadcast area||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Branding||The Rock of Talk|
|Power||10,000 watts (day)
175 watts (night)
|Former callsigns||KNUS (1988-1989)
|Owner||Vanguard Media LLC|
KIVA (1600 AM) is an American radio station based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It broadcasts a talk radio, news radio and sports radio format, featuring national talk shows Bloomberg, Dan Patrick Show, Jay Mohr Sports, Sean Hannity, America Now with Andy Dean, TMZ Sports, TMZ Live and George Noory. A variety of live, local programming is broadcast on the weekends, including Fox Sports Radio, Denver Broncos, and Notre Dame Football. Sundays are dedicated to political talk, including long-running established programs Meet the Press, Face the Nation, 60 Minutes, Joel Osteen and the NBC Sports Radio. The station identifies itself as "America's First Libertarian Talk Station". Its brand of libertarianism is not one represented by the current thought pervasive in the Libertarian Party but a brand that is Paleolibertarianism. KIVA brands itself as "The Rock of Talk". Hourly news updates are provided by AP Radio as well as The Blaze.
The station also broadcasts Rio Rancho Public Schools sporting events, The Masters, NCAA football, NCAA basketball and the NFL on Sundays including NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl events. The radio station also has 36 features that run at the bottom of every hour which include medical features such as Dr. Oz and Dr. Dean Edell, comedy features including David Letterman and Jay Leno and lifestyle features including Rachael Ray and Rudy Maxa.
The station broadcasts in HD stereo via its AAC stream which can be accessed at www.rockoftalk.com. It also broadcasts in a MP3 format as well allowing every device to stream from the station from anywhere in the world. The station's primary demographic audience is 25–54.
|City of license||Facility
|K240BL||95.9||Albuquerque, New Mexico||8824||47||D||FCC|
1600 began an oldies format as KRKE in early 2005 after stunting with an all Elvis format for a couple of weeks at the end of 2004. 1600 had previously been "The mix of New Mexico" as KANM. It also had an all-news format as KIVA from 2000-2002 after it had moved to 1600 from 1580 AM. It was the home of Radio Disney as KDZZ in the late 1990s and had a classic country format as KRLL from 1993-1995 but for many years was an AM simulcast for KZKL-FM (101.7) "Kool 102" an oldies station.
The station was assigned the call sign KNUS on 1988-11-05. On 1989-09-27, the station changed its call sign to KZKL, on 1993-11-01 to KRLL, on 1995-11-01 to KNOS, on 1996-06-14 to KZKL, on 1997-11-28 to KDZZ, on 1999-09-13 to KIVA, on 2002-10-22 to KANM, on 2005-04-01 to KRKE, and on 2012-08-28 to the current KIVA.
The talk format for KIVA began on June 15, 2009 on 1550 AM. On August 28, 2012 KIVA swapped frequencies with KRKE moving KIVA to 1600 and KRKE from 1600 to 1550.
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