From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
KALL 700 Logo.png
City North Salt Lake City, Utah
Broadcast area Salt Lake City, Utah
Branding ESPN 700
Frequency 700 kHz
First air date September 22, 1981
(as KFAM)[1]
July 1, 1998
(as KWLW)
Format Sports radio
Power 50,000 watts day
10,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 23480
Transmitter coordinates 40°53′29.00″N 111°56′29.00″W / 40.8913889°N 111.9413889°W / 40.8913889; -111.9413889
Former callsigns KFAM (1981-1998)
KWLW (1998-2003)
Affiliations ESPN Radio, Compass Media Networks, Utah Utes, Real Salt Lake
Owner Dell Loy Hansen
(Broadway Media LS, LLC)
Sister stations KOVO
Webcast stream opens on website when "Listen Live" button is clicked
Website espn700sports.com
The radio towers for KALL AM 700, northwest of Salt Lake City, Utah.
The door to the transmitter building clearly shows the station was once KWLW.

KALL, "ESPN 700", is an all-sports radio station in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. The station is owned by Dell Loy Hansen's Broadway Media. The station's studios are located in Downtown Salt Lake City and its transmitter site is located in Legacy Nature Preserve west of Bountiful. Their sister station KOVO is also an ESPN Radio affiliate.

Program highlights include live play-by-play of University of Utah football and basketball and Real Salt Lake soccer, Mike and Mike in the Morning, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, the daily local show "The Bill & OC Show" and "Dan Patrick". KALL also was one of the first stations to pick up the new Compass Media Networks NFL package.


KALL in Utah was founded in 1945 by Mr. and Mrs. George C. Hatch and Mr. and Mrs Robert H. Hinkley. In 1946 the Salt Lake Tribune, owned by the Kearns Corporation, through the efforts of John F. Fitzpatrick and Tribune's president Thomas F. Kearns purchased a fifty percent interest in the radio station. This interest was in turn sold in 1954 to permit the Kearns-Tribune Corporation to apply for a Channel 2 Television license in a fifty-fifty partnership.

KALL signed on the air September 22, 1981 as KFAM. KFAM broadcast a beautiful music format in AM stereo.[1] In 1997, WLW owner Jacor purchased KFAM, which broadcast with 50,000 watts during the day and 10,000 watts at night in order to protect WLW.[2] They changed the call letters to KWLW[2] and even began to air programming such as Dale Sommers "The Truckin' Bozo" (also heard on WLW) on the station.[3] The station aired a classic country format until 2003, when Clear Channel Communications moved the KALL letters and programming from 910 AM.[2][4]

Clear Channel sold KALL to UT Radio Acquisition LLC in 2006.,[5] and the station is now owned by Broadway Media. ESPN 700 added MMA fighter "OC" Sean O'Connell in 2014.[6]


Aside from regular ESPN programming, Utah Utes women's basketball (Nov-Feb), Compass Media Football (Sept-Dec), Real Salt Lake matches (Mar-Oct), and live ESPN Radio sporting events (NBA, MLB, NFL) air regularly on the station.


  1. ^ a b "KFAM First Air Date" (PDF). Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook 1984. 1984. pp. B–261. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c http://www.oldradio.com/archives/stations/slc-hist.htm, Retrieved on 2008/05/20.
  3. ^ http://www.truckweb.com/twradio.htm, Retrieved on 2008/05/20.
  4. ^ Lynn Arave, "Radio dial: A Utah radio first: separate deals on content, frequency", Deseret News, February 28, 2003. Accessed August 20, 2015
  5. ^ "Deals," Broadcasting & Cable, February 27, 2006.
  6. ^ http://www.24saltlake.com/media/espn-700-oc-sean-oconnell-keith-stubbs/, Retrieved on 2015/03/10.

External links[edit]