KKOB-FM

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KKOB-FM
KKOB-FM Logo
City of license Albuquerque, New Mexico
Broadcast area Albuquerque, New Mexico
Branding 93.3 KOB-FM
Slogan The Pop Music Channel
Frequency 93.3 MHz
First air date August 1, 1967 (as KOB-FM)
Format Top 40 Mainstream
ERP 21,500 watts
HAAT 1,265 meters
Class C
Facility ID 11250
Callsign meaning An extra K was added to KOB in October 1986 (same for AM station. Still confused with TV Station whose owners sold off the radio stations decades earlier
Former callsigns KOB-FM (1967-1986)
Owner Cumulus Media
Sister stations KKOB (AM), KDRF, KMGA, KNML, KRST, KTBL
Webcast Listen Live
Website kobfm.com

KKOB-FM is an FM radio station based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, owned by Cumulus Media. It broadcasts on 93.3 MHz and has a Top 40 format in competition with similar-formatted rival KDLW and Rhythmic Top 40 rivals KKSS and KAGM for listeners in the market. Its studios are located in Downtown Albuquerque and the transmitter tower is located atop Sandia Crest east of the city.

Its brand is "93.3 KOB-FM - The #1 Hit Music Station." The station plays today's top hits with each song ending with a "pop tag" in which a female voice names the artist and song title. KKSS has also started doing this as well.

History[edit]

For much of its existence, KKOB-FM had an adult contemporary or hot adult contemporary format. KKOB-FM's first shift to mainstream top 40 came in 1999, playing "Today's Best Music", rivaling the newly launched KCHQ-FM, "Channel 105.1", which returned the top 40 format to the market after a six year absence. Both stations were often head-to-head in the ratings until late 2000, when KCHQ had shifted to an 80's hits format. However, in January 2001, KKOB would also switch to an 80's format, putting the two stations in competition once again. KKSS, which had been facing a fierce rhythmic battle with KYLZ-FM, would become the area's mainstream top 40 outlet a few weeks later, but in November 2002, KKSS was sold to Hispanic Broadcasting and had returned to rhythmic top 40. KCHQ had dropped the 80's format in the Fall of 2001, but the format continued to lose steam on KKOB. Therefore, on Christmas Day, 2002, KKOB-FM would return to the top 40 format and had also returned to using the three letter 'KOB' ID in its branding.

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Coordinates: 35°12′43″N 106°27′00″W / 35.212°N 106.450°W / 35.212; -106.450