KJQS

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KJQS
City of license Murray, Utah
Broadcast area Salt Lake City, Utah
Branding K-Fan
Slogan The Sports Leader
Frequency 1230 kHz
Format Sports (KFNZ simulcast)
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 58303
Transmitter coordinates 40°39′57.00″N 111°54′26.00″W / 40.6658333°N 111.9072222°W / 40.6658333; -111.9072222
Former callsigns KMUR (1946-1966)
KMOR (1966-1970s)
KLAF, KOLC, KMGR, KWUN
Affiliations CBS Sports Radio, Dial Global
Owner Cumulus Media
Sister stations KBEE, KBER, KENZ, KFNZ, KHTB, KKAT-AM, KUBL
Webcast Listen Live KFNZ-AM Stream
Website 1320kfan.com
The radio tower used by KJQS in Murray, Utah

KJQS (1230 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to Murray, Utah, USA, it serves the Salt Lake City area. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media and features programing from Fox Sports Radio and Westwood One.

History[edit]

KJQS began as KMUR, founded 1946 by Oral J. Wilkinson. At that time it was a low-power, 250 watt community station airing contemporary hits. During the 1960s, the power was increased to 1,000 watts daytime, the format switched to country western and the call letters were changed to KMOR. Its studios and transmitter were originally located at 4646 South State Street, a location that also housed Wilkinson's auto dealership, Zion Motors (Chrysler-Plymouth). The studios and transmitter were later relocated to a field west of I-15 near 4900 South but were torn down later to make way for an indoor amusement park.

The station went back on the air as KLAF on 1983-06-22 carrying a comedy format. On 1986-04-15, the station changed its call sign to KOLC, airing contemporary hits again. On 1986-04-30 the station changed again to KMGR, and on 1997-07-11 to KWUN (a talk radio format station) before going dark. (Call sign KWUN formerly was used for decades in Concord, California by an AM station at 1480 kHz.)

On 2001-11-01, the station returned to air, with the current KJQS calls.[1][2]

Formats[edit]

As KMUR, the station aired mostly Top 40 hits. As KMOR, the station played contemporary country western type music. As KLAF, the station became an all comedy formatted station. When the station became KOLC, it reverted to the previous contemporary hits. As KMGR, the station played LDS music, similar to KSFI. In 1997, the station became KWUN, which carried a talk radio format. In 2001, the station settled at its current sports format, carrying programming from ESPN Radio until 2009 when KALL 700 became the ESPN Radio affiliate and led them to switch to Fox Sports Radio. KJQS now simulcasts the sports talk format of sister station KFNZ 1320 AM.

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