KVYB

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KVYB
City of license Santa Barbara, California
Broadcast area Santa Barbara, California
Ventura, California
Santa Maria, California
San Luis Obispo, California
Branding 103.3 The Vibe
Slogan "The Beat of the Central Coast"
Frequency 103.3 MHz
First air date April 18, 1961 (as KMUZ)
Format Rhythmic Top 40
ERP 105,000 watts
HAAT 905 meters
Class B
Facility ID 3159
Callsign meaning VYB phonetically is "Vibe"
Former callsigns KMUZ (1961-1972)
KRUZ (1972-2005)
Owner Cumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stations KRRF
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live via iHeart
Website 1033thevibe.com

KVYB (103.3 FM, "103.3 The Vibe") is a Rhythmic contemporary based radio station in Santa Barbara, California. The Cumulus Media station operates with an ERP of 105,000 watts.

History[edit]

The 103.3 frequency was originally the longtime home of easy listening outlet KMUZ later KRUZ. But in May 2005 Cumulus moved KRUZ to 97.5, paving the way for the launching of the market's first Hispanic-targeted Rhythmic contemporary outlet and in the process giving the area its first Top 40 since KIST flipped to Modern rock in 2003. At first, KVYB's musical direction had featured Hispanic Rhythmic artists as well as bilingual DJs, but since 2008 it has evolved to a typical Rhythmic Top 40 presentation.

Signal coverage[edit]

KVYB's signal coverage blankets the California coastal counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura. It can also be heard in parts of Los Angeles County, as well as Frazier Park, California, and as far north as San Lucas.

KVYB has very unique competition due to their 105,000 watt effective radiated power signal. In addition to competing against Top 40/CHR KFYZ in Santa Barbara, it also has competition in the Ventura County radio market, where it competes against that area's Rhythmic Top 40, KCAQ, as well as in similarly formatted KPAT in the Santa Maria-Lompoc radio market.

Formats[edit]

Easy Listening (1961–1996)
Hot AC (1996–2005)
CHR/Reggaton (2005–2008)
CHR/Rhythmic (2008–present)

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 34°31′30″N 119°57′36″W / 34.525°N 119.960°W / 34.525; -119.960