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KYOS logo.jpg
City of license Merced, California
Broadcast area Merced area
Slogan "Merced County's News Talk"
Frequency 1480 kHz
First air date 1936
Format News Talk Information
Power 5,000 watts unlimited
Class B
Facility ID 41174
Transmitter coordinates 37°22′30″N 120°27′35″W / 37.37500°N 120.45972°W / 37.37500; -120.45972
Affiliations ABC Radio , Premiere Radio Networks, Talk Radio Network
Owner Mapleton License of Merced, LLC
Website KYOS website

KYOS (1480 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Merced, California, USA, the station serves the Merced area. The station is currently owned by Mapleton License of Merced, LLC and features programing from ABC Radio, Premiere Radio Networks and Talk Radio Network.[1] It is also part of the Oakland Athletics Radio Network. The station was established in 1936. In the early 60's KYOS was a Mutual (MBS affiliate). The competition on the AM band in Merced was KWIP (1580, sunrise-to-sunset) with a "Middle-of-the-Road" format.


  1. ^ "KYOS Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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