KSJX (1500 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Vietnamese format. Licensed to San Jose, California, the station serves the San Francisco Bay Area. The station is currently owned by Multicultural Radio Broadcasting Licensee, LLC. [1 ]
History [ edit ]
AM 1500 signed on in 1948 with the call letters KXRX and 1 kW of power.
On September 7, 1982, KXRX became KHTT and later switched from a news format to [2 ] middle of the road music. [3 ] [4 ] KHTT began carrying [5 ] Santa Clara University and San Jose State University men's basketball games in the 1985–86 season. [6 ] By 1986, KHTT switched to 1960s [7 ] oldies. In 1987, KHTT won the rights to live [8 ] San Jose State football broadcasts; in the previous season, San Jose State football radio affiliate KCBS carried most games on tape delay due to conflicts with Stanford football games. [9 ]
On March 1, 1989, the station picked up its current call letters KSJX and a
business news format. Rival station [10 ] KLIV picked up the rights to San Jose State football and men's basketball beginning in the 1991–92 season. [10 ] In 1992, KSJX began carrying [11 ] Vietnamese programming. [12 ] [13 ]
On October 10, 2010, a fire started in vegetation near the building where KSJX is based. It soon engulfed the radio station, destroying it, and also took out
KZSF, a Mexican language radio station that is based at the same transmitter. The fire also caused the evacuation of a Kellogg's factory nearby. [14 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "KSJX Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division . Retrieved . 2010-07-18
^ "KXRX San Jose On Air At 1550 kc, Fulltime" (PDF) (August 16, 1948). Broadcasting. p. 62.
^ Call sign history
^ Fleser, Dan. "SCU basketball on the air." San Jose Mercury News: October 23, 1985, p. 11D.
^ "San Jose State's remaining games to be on KHTT." San Jose Mercury News: December 10, 1985, p. 2D.
^ Antonucci, Mike. "SJS, KHTT close to deal for live football coverage." San Jose Mercury News: March 18, 1987, p. 6E.
^ a b Weimers, Leigh. "Technology's really foreign to some folks." San Jose Mercury News, February 17, 1989, p. 1C.
^ "Good news, bad news in SJS radio switch." San Jose Mercury News: April 30, 1991, 2C.
^ "Saturday fire takes San Jose's KSJX (1500) and KZSF (1370) off the air". Radio-Info.com. October 10, 2010.
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