KMGA

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KMGA
KMGA.png
City of license Albuquerque, New Mexico
Broadcast area Albuquerque/Santa Fe, New Mexico
Branding 99.5 Magic FM
Slogan "Today's Soft Rock"
Frequency 99.5 MHz
First air date November 11, 1963 (as KARA-FM)
Format Adult Contemporary
ERP 22,500 watts
(with beam tilt)
HAAT 1,259 meters (4,131 ft)
Class C
Facility ID 11231
Transmitter coordinates 35°12′44″N 106°26′58″W / 35.21222°N 106.44944°W / 35.21222; -106.44944Coordinates: 35°12′44″N 106°26′58″W / 35.21222°N 106.44944°W / 35.21222; -106.44944
Callsign meaning MaGic Albuquerque
Former callsigns KARA-FM (1963-1967)
KBNM-FM (1967-1975)
KMYR (1975-1979)
KZZX (1979-1985)[1]
Owner Cumulus Media
Sister stations KDRF, KKOB, KKOB-FM, KNML, KRST, KTBL
Webcast Listen Live
Website 995magicfm.com

KMGA (99.5 FM) is a radio station licensed to serve Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. The station is owned by Cumulus Media. Its studios are located in Downtown Albuquerque and the transmitter tower is located atop Sandia Crest east of the city.

Programming[edit]

KMGA broadcasts an adult contemporary music format to the greater Albuquerque/Santa Fe, New Mexico, area for 11 months of the year.[2] KMGA plays Christmas music between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Notable personalities on the station include syndicated hosts Delilah and John Tesh and local hosts Phil Moore and Alison Page. By May 2012, KMGA became the market's only AC station.

History[edit]

The station was assigned the KMGA call sign by the Federal Communications Commission on September 18, 1985.[1]

Jingles and imaging[edit]

Currently KMGA uses Pure AC Bright. KMGA commissioned the Brighter version, and WWLI, also owned by Cumulus, commissioned the Lighter version.

In the past KMGA used various packages from Reelworld until 2014.

KMGA uses the Benztown AC library for imaging, along with other AC stations owned by Cumulus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved August 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved August 4, 2009. 

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