|City of license||Yuba City, California|
|Broadcast area||Marysville/Yuba City, California|
|Branding||AM 1600 KUBA|
|Slogan||Local News plus Classic Hits of the 60's and 70's|
|First air date||January 10, 1948|
|Power||5,000 watts day
2,500 watts night
|Callsign meaning||K YUBA City|
KUBA (1600 AM) is a radio station based in Marysville, California. which serves the Marysville and Yuba City area, also known as the Yuba-Sutter Area. From 2008-2011, KUBA simulcasted its programming full-time on 95.5 FM, via FM translator K238AV licensed to Yuba City. Transmitting power is 5,000 watts day and 2,500 watts night.
KUBA was founded on January 24, 1947, and went on the air as an independent radio station on January 10, 1948. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted a license to the station to start broadcasting at 500 watts of power on 1600 kilohertz. Power was raised to 1,000 watts in 1949 with the installation of a new 2-tower directional antenna system and the studio was moved to the Hotel Marysville in 1950. The power was once again increased, this time to 5,000 watts in February 1961. The station was once again relocated in 1963 to an office building on 4th Street in Marysville before moving to its permanent home at the transmitter site in Yuba City in the early 1970s.
In January 1983, KUBA was purchased by the Harlan Family and remained owners until the summer of 2004, when the station merged with Nevada County Broadcasters to increase coverage into the Nevada City, Grass Valley area. Nevada County Broadcasters sold KUBA in August 2010 to Results Radio LLC.
From February 13, 2008 – August 10, 2011. KUBA was allowed to broadcast a simulcast of its programming on K238AV 95.5 FM. KUBA was one of the first AM radio stations in the country to qualify to add an FM signal under a new Federal Communications Commission ruling. As of 2011, KUBA transmits solely on 1600-AM
In 2008, KUBA celebrated its 60th birthday. AM 1600 KUBA has gone through a few format changes from country music in 1999 to "America's Best Music" (a nostalgia format) to what we they today, "Classic Hits of the 60's and 70's" plus news and information you need to know about.
- Steve Jackson (1971) Currently in Modesto (KJSN) and formerly in Sacramento.
- Rich Dixon (1971)- Morning drive personality. Dixon moved to KSAY Country, San Francisco and then to KGO Radio, S.F., as a relief talk host.
- Lon Simmons (early 1950s) Yuba College Play-By-Play. Simmons went to Fresno, then to the San Francisco Giants. Simmons also called SF 49er games and Oakland A's.
- 2000– Marysville Gold Sox Baseball (Geoff Flynn on the call)
- 1988-2009 Yuba City High School Football and Basketball
- 2004 San Francisco 49ers Football
- FCC History Cards for KUBA
- KUBA's official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KUBA
- Radio-Locator Information on KUBA
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KUBA