KQBU (AM)

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KQBU
City of license El Paso, Texas
Branding La Que Buena
Frequency 920 kHz
Format Regional Mexican
Power 1,000 watts (day)
360 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 67065
Transmitter coordinates 31°44′09″N 106°22′24″W / 31.73583°N 106.37333°W / 31.73583; -106.37333
Former callsigns KELP (unknown dates)
KYSR (1982-1985)
KDXX (1985-1987)
KBNA (1987-2002)
KZMR (2/02-4/02)
KAJZ (4/02-11/02)
KBNA (2002-2004)
KLTO (12/15-22/04)
KBNA (2004-2007)[1]
Owner Univision Communications
(Tichenor License Corporation)

KQBU (920 AM, "La Que Buena") is a radio station licensed to serve El Paso, Texas, USA. The station is owned by Univision Communications and the broadcast license is held by the Tichenor License Corporation.

920 was activated in 1947 as a 1,000 watt daytime only station KELP. In 1954 it was sold to Gordon McLendon, who added a couple of towers in order to add night authority with 500 watts power. The old tower site was 4530 Delta Drive on the property used for the city of El Paso sewage treatment plant.

The station was relocated to its current site in 1989-1990 by then station engineer David Stewart and the then director of Engineering Marvin Fiedler. The phasing equipment was designed by Harry Seabrooke at Silliman and Silliman, and build by Fiedler and Stewart.

KQBU broadcasts a ranchero music format.[2]

In January 2009 owners Univision Radio partnered with El Paso Media Group to provide an English language morning talk radio format. Infighting between competing factions resulted in a host lineup change in early April 2009 and Univision canceling the talk radio format on April 15, 2009.[citation needed]

The station was assigned the KQBU call sign by the Federal Communications Commission on December 11, 2007.[1]

References[edit]

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

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