KRRF

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KRRF
City of license Oak View, California
Broadcast area Ventura, California
Branding 106-3 NASH Icon
Frequency 106.3 MHz
First air date 1982 (as KMGQ)
Format Country
ERP 960 watts
HAAT 252 meters
Class A
Facility ID 10329
Callsign meaning K R SuRF (previous classic rock format)
Former callsigns KMGQ (1981-1998)
KKSB (1998-2005)
KMGQ (2005-2010)
Owner Cumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stations KBBY-FM, KHAY, KVYB, KVEN
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1063nashicon.com

KRRF (106.3 FM) is a commercial radio station in Oak View, California, broadcasting country music to the Ventura, California, area.

History[edit]

The station began broadcasting in 1982, with the KMGQ call letters and a soft rock format, and would later flip to a Smooth Jazz format 1996. In October, 1998, the format station switched back to a country format, branded "Country 106.3", and changed the call sign to KKSB. In 2001, the station switched to a CHR format to compete with KIST-FM. However, it failed, and the station went on to air an Oldies format. In March 2005, Cumulus moved its smooth jazz programming back from KRUZ 97.5 to 106.3 and reverted to the KMGQ call letters.

On August 26, 2010, Magic 106.3 began broadcasting in HD-Radio.

On September 24, 2010, KMGQ changed their format from smooth jazz to classic rock, branded as "106.3 The Surf" and changed the call sign to KRRF.

In 2011 KRRF was granted an FCC construction permit to change the city of license to Oak View, California and move to a new transmitter site in Ventura County. The effective radiated power at the new site is 960 watts with the height above average terrain the same as at the former facility on Gibraltar Peak above Santa Barbara.

On March 13, 2013, KRRF filed for a license for the new Oak View facilities, indicating that they had begun operations from the new site. The format thus far remained classic rock.

On March 31, 2013 KRRF began stunting with a wide range of music. They promoted on-air "The time has come for something new" and to listen the next day at 6:33 PM.[1]

On April 1, 2013 at 6:33 PM KRRF switched their format to classic hits, branded as "Classic Hits 106.3", launching by playing 10,006 songs in a row. The first song on Classic Hits was Two Tickets to Paradise by Eddie Money.

On August 15, 2014, KRRF began stunting with liners honoring the famous landmarks of Ventura County, while promoting that "a new icon is coming to Ventura County. Stay tuned." At 5pm local time, KRRF flipped to country, becoming one of the first stations to join Cumulus's new "Nash Icon" network as "106.3 Nash Icon". The last song on Classic Hits 106.3 was Yesterday by The Beatles, while the first song on Nash Icons 106.3 was Don't Rock The Jukebox by Alan Jackson. [2]

Formats[edit]

  • Adult Contemporary (1982–1996) Magic 106
  • Smooth Jazz (1996–1998, 2005–2010) Magic 106.3
  • Country (1998–2000) Country 106.3'
  • CHR/Pop (2000–2001) Hits 106.3
  • Oldies (2001–2005) Oldies 106.3
  • Classic Rock (2010–2013) 106.3 The Surf (KRRF) Call signs
  • Classic Hits (2013-2014) Classic Hits 106.3
  • Country (2014-Present) 106.3 Nash Icon

Previous logos[edit]

KMGQ-FM.jpg Classichits1063.png

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Coordinates: 34°27′57″N 119°40′40″W / 34.4658°N 119.6779°W / 34.4658; -119.6779