|City||El Paso, Texas|
|Broadcast area||El Paso area|
|First air date||1985-04-18 (as KEPB)|
|Power||10,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
|Callsign meaning||From The Radio KAMA Branding|
|Former callsigns||KEPB (1985)|
|Owner||Grupo Radio Centro
(97.5 Licensee TX, LLC)
KAMA (750 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish News/Talk format. Licensed to El Paso, Texas, United States, the station serves the El Paso area. The station is currently owned by 97.5 Licensee TX, LLC, an American subsidiary of Grupo Radio Centro.
The station went on the air as KEPB on April 18, 1985, promptly taking the current KAMA calls on July 11. It took over the intellectual property of KAMA, which had been at 1060 (now KXPL) and aired a Spanish-language format with a heritage stretching to Juárez's XELO-AM. The move to 750 allowed KAMA to stop being a daytimer and created a new station, KFNA, at 1060.
The station was sold to Tichenor Media, operator of longtime rival KBNA, in 1994. Tichenor merged into Heftel Broadcasting in 1997, changed name to Hispanic Broadcasting Corp in 2000, and merged into Univision Communications in 2003.
In 2016, Univision Radio exited El Paso by selling its stations to affiliates of Mexican radio broadcaster Grupo Radio Centro for $2 million, with GRC taking over operations via LMA on November 8. Rafael Márquez, a United States citizen, owns 75 percent of the licensee, 97.5 Licensee TX, LLC, with the remainder being owned by Grupo Radio Centro TX, LLC.
- "KAMA Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- Univision To Launch National Talk Network - Radio Insight (Released May 30, 2012)
- Venta, Lance (10 November 2016). "Grupo Radio Centro Acquires Univision's El Paso Cluster". RadioInsight. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KAMA
- Radio-Locator Information on KAMA
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KAMA
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