KYNO

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For the Fresno, California radio station that held the call sign KYNO at 940 AM from 2010 to 2012, see KFIG.
KYNO
City of license Fresno, California
Broadcast area Fresno, California
Frequency 1430 kHz
First air date 1938
Format Oldies
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 26592
Transmitter coordinates 36°50′49″N 119°39′46″W / 36.84694°N 119.66278°W / 36.84694; -119.66278Coordinates: 36°50′49″N 119°39′46″W / 36.84694°N 119.66278°W / 36.84694; -119.66278
Former callsigns KFIG (1988-1992)
KWDO (1992)
KFIG (1992-2012)
Owner Radio Central
(Fat Dawgs 7 Broadcasting, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website kynofresno.com

KYNO is an oldies station in Fresno, California, United States. The station broadcasts at 1430 kHz on AM. It was originally on 1310 kHz. It moved to 1340 kHz in early 1941 as a result of the NARBA agreement. It moved to 1430 kHz in early 1942.

On October 6, 2012, KYNO began airing an oldies format, as its ESPN Radio sports affiliation was transferred to KFIG 940 AM and the stations swapped call signs.

Previous history[edit]

KYNO began broadcasting October 15, 1947, on 1300 KHz with 1 KW power full-time. Called "The Voice of Fresno," the station was a Mutual-Don Lee affiliate with studios and offices in Hotel Fresno.[1]

KYNO 1300AM (5 kW days; 1 kW directional nights) from 1953 and throughout the 1960s and 1970s, was a Top 40 station, and was the #1 "Hooper" rated station in Fresno under the ownership of Eugene Chenault. KYNO was the testing ground for the "Boss Radio" format that would be adopted at such stations as KHJ, Los Angeles; KFRC, San Francisco and CKLW, Windsor, Ontario. In 1957, the Fresno AM dial consisted of KMJ (NBC) 580, KBIF 900, KFRE (CBS) 940, KEAP 980, KYNO (MBS) 1300, KMAK 1340, KARM (ABC) 1430, and KGST 1600 (cf. Fresno Bee Radio Log). KMAK was 1340 from 1953-88 then KKAM from 1988 to 1992. KARM was 1430 and KFRE was 940. KFIG was an FM station first on 94.5 then moved to 101.1 in the early 1970s. KARM 1430 was changed to KFIG 1430, KYNO swapped frequencies with 940 becoming 940 KYNO then swapped calls with KFIG 1430 in Oct. 2012 when John Ostland acquired KFIG from Fat Dawgs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KYNO to Be Launched on Oct. 15 at Fresno". Broadcasting. October 13, 1947. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 

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