KXOL (AM)

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For the former KXOL in Hurst, Texas, see KMNY.
KXOL
KXOL-AM logo.png
City of license Brigham City, Utah
Broadcast area Ogden, Utah
Branding La Favorita
Slogan "La Que Se Escucha Ahorita"
Frequency 1660 kHz
Format Regional Mexican
Power 10,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 87107
Transmitter coordinates 41°18′54″N 112°04′43″W / 41.31500°N 112.07861°W / 41.31500; -112.07861
Former callsigns KBDF (1998)[1]
Owner Inca Communications

KXOL (1660 AM, "La Favorita") is a commercial radio station licensed to serve Brigham City, Utah, USA. The station is owned by Inca Communications.

KXOL broadcasts a Regional Mexican music format to the greater Ogden, Utah, area.[2] The station had previously aired a 1950s/1960s-based oldies music format from its original sign-on until it was acquired by Inca Communications in 2007.[3]

KXOL's signal has been reported in Northern and Southern California, in Flagstaff, Arizona, and as far away as Washington and Oregon.[4]

History[edit]

This station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on February 6, 1998.[5] The new station was assigned the call letters KBDF by the FCC on March 23, 1998.[1] This callsign would prove short-lived as the station was assigned the current KXOL call letters less than one month later on April 17, 1998.[1] KXOL received its license to cover from the FCC on April 27, 2001.[6]

The radio tower for KXOL located near Plain City, Utah.

In December 2002, First National Broadcasting Corporation, reached an agreement to sell this station to Simmons Media Group holding company Simmons-SLC, LS, LLC, as part of a two-station deal for a reported sale price of $925,000.[7] Simmons Media Group had been operating the stations since August 2002 under a local marketing agreement.[8][9] The deal was approved by the FCC on March 18, 2003, and the transaction was consummated on April 1, 2003.[10] At the time of the sale, the station played an oldies music format.[7]

In October 2006, Simmons Media Group, through its Simmons-SLC, LS, LLC, holding company, made a deal to sell KXOL to Inca Communications, Inc. (Nicolas Vicente, president) for reported sale price of $1 million.[11] The deal was approved by the FCC on November 30, 2006, and the transaction was consummated on April 30, 2007.[12] At the time of the sale, the station played an oldies music format.[11] Inca Communications operated KXOL under a local marketing agreement for a reported $5,000 per month until the sale was completed.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ Fybush, Scott (May 16, 2008). "The Big Trip 2007, part III: Provo, Ogden and TV Studios". Tower Site of the Week. 
  4. ^ Flagstaff DX Logs
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BP-19970613AT)". FCC Media Bureau. February 6, 1998. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BL-19990208DD)". FCC Media Bureau. April 27, 2001. 
  7. ^ a b "Changing Hands - 2002-12-09". Broadcasting & Cable. December 9, 2002. 
  8. ^ "Simmons Media Group to Run Ogden, Utah-Area Radio Station". Ogden Standard-Examiner. August 20, 2002. 
  9. ^ "Business Digest". The Salt Lake Tribune. August 20, 2002. p. C8. 
  10. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20021129AAL)". FCC Media Bureau. April 1, 2003. 
  11. ^ a b c "Deals - 2006-11-04". Broadcasting & Cable. November 4, 2006. 
  12. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20061017ABZ)". FCC Media Bureau. April 30, 2007. 

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