|City of license||San Bernardino, California|
|Broadcast area||Riverside-San Bernardino, California|
|Branding||AM 590 The Answer|
|First air date||1925|
|Power||2,500 watts (day)
960 watts (night)
|Callsign meaning||Talk of the Inland Empire|
KTIE (590 AM, "AM 590 The Answer") is a conservative talk radio station located in San Bernardino, California, broadcasting to the Riverside-San Bernardino, California area. During night hours, its radio signals can travel across Los Angeles County, California and Orange County, California (another targeted area for KTIE with its conservative programming) into the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs area).
KTIE carries the following nationally syndicated weekday radio programs:
- The Morning Answer from 6AM to 9AM
- Rush Limbaugh from 9AM to Noon
- Michael Medved from Noon to 3PM
- Hugh Hewitt from 3PM to 6PM
- Lou Desmond frin 6PM to 7PM
- Dennis Prager from 7PM to 10PM
- Dennis Miller from 10PM to 1AM
- Morning In America with Bill Bennett from 3AM to 5AM
In addition, KTIE also broadcasts the Let's Dine Out Show on Saturdays from 3PM to 5PM (hosted by local food critic Allan Borgen),the Firing Line Radio Show on Saturdays from 1PM to 2PM (Phillip Naman host), and the Grape Encounters Radio Show on Saturdays from 7PM to 8PM (Dave Wilson host).
The radio station's demographic audience for the Inland Empire region and nearby areas of Orange County is generally more conservative and higher number of registered Republican voters than those living in the urban areas of the Los Angeles Metro Area.
AM590 The Answer carries the Los Angeles Lakers basketball games for the Inland Empire.
Brokered programming airs throughout the weekend.
The KFXM Years: KTIE goes back 76 years when it was KFXM and the oldest serving radio station from the Inland Empire debuted in 1929, the original site of its radio antenna was on the summit of Mount San Bernardino, about 25 miles east of the city. KFXM was received across most of Southern California such as Los Angeles and San Diego.
On January 10, 1948, KFXM moved to the 590 frequency. A newspaper ad proclaimed "eight times greater coverage for your Mutual-Don Lee Network programs."
From the 1950s through the 1980s, KFXM was a popular Top Forty-formatted station at 590 kHz on the AM band in the San Bernardino and Riverside, California, market area. KFXM was home to popular disc jockeys such as Larry Lujack, Lyle Kilgore, Chuck Doherty and Bob Griffin in the early 1960s. In 1962, KMEN/129 was the new station in town and solidly beat the former #1 KFXM in the all-important ratings wars. But in 1965, KFXM reclaimed the top spot with a DJ lineup of Don Elliot, Al Anthony, Jockey Jon (Jon Badeaux), Barry Boyd and Gene Gleason. An AFTRA strike in 1968 prompted Al Anthony to hire a new lineup of jockeys, collectively known as the "Jones Boys" (as all of their on-air names had the surname Jones), which kept the station running; once the dispute was resolved, the jockeys chose new on-air names. Maintaining the leadership role in the Inland Empire of Southern California into the 1970s were disc jockeys Jahni Kaye, Doug Collins, Johnny Helm, Bruce Chandler, Chris Roberts and Bob B. Blue. In the 80s, the station continued to succeed with Craig Powers, and then Rich Watson as PD and air personalities, Dave Murphy, Ed Mann, Jason McQueen (Michael Anglado) and Terry Shea, all of whom landed gigs at Los Angeles metro stations after their stints at KFXM. The heyday of KFXM in the 1970s is kept alive today on KFXM (LP) licensed to Lancaster/Palmdale, California.
From 1991 to 1995, this station's call letters were KRSO on 590AM and it was the local affiliate for the Los Angeles Rams pro football team. Its format, adult standards, was identical to KMPC (now KSPN).
At 12:01 A.M PST (07:01 UTC) On April 23, 2012, KTIE was re-branded to AM 590 The Answer.
- "(KFXM ad)". The San Bernardino County Sun. January 4, 1948. p. 18. Retrieved April 4, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- FCC History Cards for KTIE
- KTIE official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KTIE
- Radio-Locator Information on KTIE
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KTIE