|City of license||Camarillo, California|
|Broadcast area||Ventura County, Santa Barbara, California, and the Conejo Valley|
|Branding||Radio Nueva Vida|
|Slogan||"Tu estación de bendición."|
|Repeaters||KLTX 1390 kHz Long Beach
KSDO 1130 kHz San Diego
KEYQ 980 kHz Fresno
90.9 MHz Shafter
|First air date||April 21, 1988|
|Audience share||2.2 (Fall 2007, RRC)|
|Owner||The Association For Community Education, Inc.|
KMRO (90.3 FM) is a radio station licensed to Camarillo, California, and broadcasting a Spanish religious format. The station is currently owned by The Association For Community Education, Inc. It is the flagship radio station of the Spanish religious radio network Radio Nueva Vida based in Camarillo, California. With 4 primary stations in the AM and FM bands as well as an additional 15 translators, the station serves much of California from the South Bay of Northern California to the U.S.-Mexico border south of San Diego with Spanish-language evangelical programming.
The La Nueva Vida network consists of five other full-power radio stations: KLTX 1390AM in Long Beach, California, KEYQ 980AM in Fresno, KGZO 90.9FM in Bakersfield, KSDO 1130AM in San Diego, and KEZY 1240AM in San Bernardino. KLTX 1390AM in Long Beach, California, KSDO 1130AM in San Diego, KEZY 1240AM in San Bernardino are owned and operated by Hi-Favor Broadcasting and serve the business community by accepting paid advertising.
KLTX operates with 5,000 watts day and 3,600 watts night. KSDO operates with 10,000 watts full-time. KEYQ operates with 500 watts day and 48 watts night.
KMRO is relayed by an additional 14 translators to widen its broadcast area:
|City of license||ERP
|K217EF||91.3||Desert Center, California||10||D||FCC|
|K251AH||98.1||Grand Terrace, California||8||D||FCC|
|K209FV||89.7||Los Banos, California||10||D||FCC|
|K238BB||95.5||Palm Springs, California||10||D||FCC|
|K211DK||90.1||Santa Ana, California||10||D||FCC|
|K239AZ||95.7||Lake Isabella, California||10||D||FCC|
|K269EW||101.7||Santa Maria, California||10||D||FCC|
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For many years, it was KGER, owned by John Brown University of Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Its studios and offices were in Long Beach, California, which is still its city of license. In 1996, the station was sold to Salem Communications, which changed the call letters to KLTX ("K-Light"). Both versions carried Christian teaching and informational shows. In the KLTX years, the station also aired Michael Reagan's talk show. By 1999, KLTX broadcast half the day in English and the other half in Spanish.
In 2001, KLTX was sold to Hi-Favor, a programmer that specializes in Spanish-language evangelical programming, doing business as Radio La Nueva Vida. All English-language shows were removed immediately.
KEZY simulcasted KKLA and KLTX at various times in the 1990s and early 2000s under Salem Communications ownership until Hi-Favor  purchased this station. In addition to religious programs and talk shows, KEZY carried Rancho Cucamonga Quakes minor league baseball games and high school football games.
1130 signed on the air in 1946 as KYOR, but KSDO also traces its history to 1510 KUSN, which was a daytime only station. Sometime in the 1950s KUSN bought KYOR and put the KUSN call letters on 1130 and KYOR and 1510 in San Diego ceased to exist. Also in the early 1950s (as legend goes) the KUSN call letters were stripped from 1130 by request of the United States Navy, and that is when the call letters KSDO came to 1130. In the 1950s, KSDO was the only San Diego AM station with an all classical music format. In the 1960s, KSDO (owned then by Sherwood R. Gordon) had a Beautiful Music format which was changed in the early 70's under Gordon Broadcasting ownership to an all news format managed by Lawrence E. Gordon. From at least the mid-1970s through its flip to Spanish religious broadcasting talk, KSDO had some sort of news, talk, or financial talk format. It was also the flagship station of the San Diego Chargers during its "Air Coryell" years (early 1980s). The station was formerly owned by Chase Media Properties and was also part-owned by Clear Channel Communications airing business talk. Chase Media sold KSDO to Nueva Vida and it became a Radio Nueva Vida station.
The station went on the air as KLOD on 1993-07-19. On 1996-04-05, the station changed its call sign to the current KGZO.
- "Oxnard-Ventura Market Ratings". Radio Research Consortium (Arbitron). Fall 2007.
- "KGZO Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "KGZO Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "KEYQ Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- FCC History Cards for KEYQ
- FCC History Cards for KLTX
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KMRO
- Radio-Locator information on KMRO
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KMRO
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KGZO
- Radio-Locator information on KGZO
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KGZO
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KSDO
- Radio-Locator Information on KSDO
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KSDO
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KEYQ
- Radio-Locator Information on KEYQ
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KEYQ