KKBB

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KKBB
KKBB logo.gif
City of license Bakersfield, California
Broadcast area Bakersfield, California
Branding Groove 99-3
Slogan "Bakersfield's Old School"
Frequency 99.3 MHz
First air date November 3, 1990 (as KCHT)
Format Rhythmic Oldies
ERP 10,000 watts
HAAT 119 meters (390 feet)
Class B1
Facility ID 7720
Transmitter coordinates 35°27′33″N 119°01′13″W / 35.45917°N 119.02028°W / 35.45917; -119.02028
Former callsigns KCHT (11/1990-5/1994)
KOQQ (5/1994-12/1994)[1]
Owner Buckley Broadcasting
(Buckley Communications, Inc.)
Sister stations KLLY, KNZR, KNZR-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website groove993.com

KKBB (99.3 FM, "Groove 99-3") is a commercial radio station located in Bakersfield, California. The station is owned by Buckley Broadcasting and licensed to Buckley Communications, Inc. KKBB airs a rhythmic oldies music format.[2] The station was assigned the KKBB call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on December 9, 1994.[1]

History[edit]

KKBB was originally known by the call letters of KCHT airing a Top 40 music format branded as "The Heat". The radio station was built and owned by Elgee Broadcasting Corporation. It signed on the air for the first time at 6:00PM PT on November 3, 1990. The music programming was syndicated by ABC Radio Networks.

In 1994, ABC Radio Networks ceased syndication of their Top 40 "Heat" format. KCHT changed their call letters to KOQQ then KKBB and adopted a classic rock music format that lasted until 2003 when the format was changed to rhythmic oldies, rebranded as Groove 99.3.

Airstaff[edit]

The current weekday line-up on this station includes local hosts Danny P on mornings, Groove Music on mid-days, Emilio on afternoons, and Lisa St. Regis on nights.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 

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