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960 KKNT logo.png
City of license Phoenix, Arizona
Broadcast area Phoenix area
Branding 960 The Patriot
Frequency 960 kHz
First air date 1947
Format News/Talk
Audience share 1.1, #25 (Fa'07, R&R[1])
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 13508
Transmitter coordinates 33°41′34″N 112°0′9″W / 33.69278°N 112.00250°W / 33.69278; -112.00250Coordinates: 33°41′34″N 112°0′9″W / 33.69278°N 112.00250°W / 33.69278; -112.00250
Former callsigns KOOL (1947-1979,
KARZ (1979-1983)
KPXQ (1996-1999)
KCTK (1999-2002)
Owner Salem Communications
(Common Ground Broadcasting, Inc)
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.960thepatriot.com

KKNT (960 AM, "960 The Patriot") is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Phoenix, Arizona, USA, the station serves the Phoenix area. The station is currently owned by Common Ground Broadcasting, Inc and features programming from Salem Communications.[2]

KKNT primarily airs national talk programming from its Salem Radio Network.


The station signed on in 1947 as KOOL. The station changed its call letters to KARZ in 1979, but reverted to KOOL in 1983.[3]

In late 1995, KOOL-AM began simulcasting KOOL-FM, getting rid of "older-leaning oldies".[4]

On October 7, 1996, the call letters changed to KPXQ; on October 14, 1999 to KCTK; and on September 1, 2002 to the current KKNT.[3] The station adopted its current format in 2002; before that, it was the Christian instruction and talk station KPXQ, or "Q96." The KPXQ call sign was moved to 1360AM.


  1. ^ "Phoenix Market Ratings". Radio and Records. 
  2. ^ "KKNT Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ a b "KKNT Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  4. ^ "Vox Jox". Billboard 107 (41): 79. Oct 14, 1995. 

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