KXPA (1540 AM) is a radio station serving the Seattle metropolitan area. It is part of the much larger, nationwide Multicultural Radio Broadcasting network. It is one of 30 stations in owner Arthur Liu's empire of stations, which cater to minority and immigrant communities with programs in their native languages. Prior to this format, it aired a talk format in the mid-90s.
Most of the stations have multi-language, "brokered" formats. That means they sell their airtime in "blocks," which are usually by the hour. The clients who buy time on the station are free to use it as they please, as long as it fits with federal regulations and restrictions.
The station first went on the air in 1965 as KBVU, later going dark in 1967, and then the 1540 frequency was purchased by Kemper Freeman so his KFKF/1330 could move to 1540 and be a 24-hour operation, instead of the daytime-only operation of 1330 AM. It then became KFKF, and over the years became KBES, KZAM, KLSY, KBLV and evolved into KXPA and broadcasts to the minority and immigrant communities in foreign languages.