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|City of license||KSSE: Arcadia, California
KSSD: Fallbrook, California
KSSC: Ventura, California
|Broadcast area||KSSE: Greater Los Angeles
KSSD: San Diego
|Slogan||"Número Uno En Éxitos"|
|First air date||1997|
|Format||Spanish Contemporary Hit Radio|
|ERP||KSSE: 6,000 watts
KSSD: 3,000 watts
KSSC: 370 watts
|HAAT||KSSE: -13 meters
KSSD: 91 meters
KSSC: 395 meters
|Facility ID||KSSE: 35113
KSSE/KSSD/KSSC is a commercial radio station trimulcast located in Southern California, broadcasting on 107.1 FM. The KSSC callsign was assigned to the current KMOQ in the Joplin, Missouri market until 1985.
KSSE is located in Arcadia, California, broadcasting to the Greater Los Angeles area. KSSD is located in Fallbrook, California, broadcasting to the northern sections of San Diego County. KSSC is located in Ventura, California, broadcasting to the Oxnard-Ventura, California, area.
Super Estrella was originally launched in 1997 on the 97.5 FM frequency. In 2000, a simulcast began on both 97.5 FM and 103.1 FM in 2000. In 2003, Super Estrella began broadcasting on 107.1 FM frequency.
Super Estrella replaced "Viva 107.1" (KLYY, KVYY, KSYY), which was on the air from 1999-2003 but was divested by Big City Radio after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Before that (1996–1999), it was "Y107," a modern rock station that competed with KROQ-FM for the same core audience. From 1994 to 1996, it was "107.1 Sports to the Max," an all-sports station. Call signs were KMAX, KBAX and KAXX. Sports to the Max hosts included Joe McDonnell, The SportsGods (Dave Smith & Joey Haim) and Rich Herrera. Play-by-play included the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders in the NFL, Notre Dame Fighting Irish football and the Los Angeles Ice Dogs of the International Hockey League. From 1992 to 1994, it was a Brokered Time station. Much of its programming during this period was targeted at the African-American church community. Perhaps its most listened-to program was Spiritual Vibes, a gospel music show hosted by Ollie Collins, Jr.. Also in the lineup was an all-night program playing classic, traditional and contemporary "black-gospel" music, hosted by the very beloved veteran gospel music DJ "Sister Ruth" Dixon, known by her signature Caribbean accent.
Prior to 1992, the Ventura station operated under separate ownership as KAGR, with an English language adult-contemporary music format; the Fallbrook station operated as KAVO and KMLO, with a "middle-of-the road" music format. Before John Douglas (KMAX's original owner) purchased the Ventura and Fallbrook stations in late 1991 to create the trimulcast, KMAX operated a format targeted at various ethnic groups.
SuperEstrella branded stations were once found across the Southwest United States, but all stations except for KSSE in Southern California are now mostly branded as José and still owned by Entravision Communications except for KYDA which is now owned by Educational Media Foundation.
Former SuperEstrella stations
- Albuquerque - KRZY-FM 105.9 FM is now a José station and still owned by Entravision Communications.
- Dallas-Fort Worth - KYDA, former KTCY 101.7 FM is now Air1 and owned by Educational Media Foundation.
- Denver - KJMN 92.1 FM is now a José station and still owned by Entravision Communications.
- El Paso/Ciudad Juárez - KYSE 94.7 FM is now an El Gato station and still owned by Entravision Communications.
- Las Vegas - KRRN 92.7 FM is now an El Gato station and still owned by Entravision Communications.
- Lubbock - KAIQ 95.5 FM is now a La Tricolor station and still owned by Entravision Communications.
- Modesto - KTSE 97.1 FM is now a José station and still owned by Entravision Communications.
- Monterey/Salinas - KSES 107.1 FM is now a José station and still owned by Entravision Communications.
- Palm Springs - KLOB 94.7 FM is now a José station and still owned by Entravision Communications.
- Phoenix - KDVA 106.9 & KVVA 107.1 is now a José station and still owned by Entravision Communications
- Sacramento - KXSE 104.3 is now a José station and still owned by Entravision Communications.
- Yuma/El Centro/Mexicali/San Luis - KSEH 94.5 FM is now a José station and still owned by Entravision Communications.
- Super Estrella official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KSSE
- Radio-Locator information on KSSE
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KSSE
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KSSD
- Radio-Locator information on KSSD
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KSSD
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KSSC
- Radio-Locator information on KSSC
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KSSC