KBJA

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KBJA
KBJA logo 2017.png
CitySandy, Utah
Broadcast areaSalt Lake City metropolitan area
BrandingK-Talk
Frequency1640 kHz
First air date1997
FormatTalk / Brokered programming
Power10,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
ClassB
Facility ID87119
Transmitter coordinates40°42′47″N 111°55′53″W / 40.71306°N 111.93139°W / 40.71306; -111.93139
OwnerUnited Broadcasting Company, Inc
Sister stationsKTKK
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteKTalkMedia.com
The radio tower for KBJA, shared with KKAT (AM)
Previous logo with the Spanish format

KBJA (1640 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Sandy, Utah, and serving the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. The station is owned by United Broadcasting Company. KBJA broadcasts a talk radio format. Much of its schedule is paid brokered programming where the host buys time on the station and can sell advertising to support the show. KBJA's programming had once been heard on AM 630 KTKK "K-Talk" until that co-owned station ceased broadcasting and its programming was shifted over to AM 1640.

KBJA's studios and offices are on South Redwood Road in South Jordan.[1] The transmitter is off West 2590 South, near West Derby Street, in West Valley City.[2]

History[edit]

KBJA first signed on in 2001.[3] It was owned by the United Broadcasting Company, which also owned 630 KTKK. At first, KBJA aired Spanish-language talk programming. Later it added some sports programming from the ESPN Deportes Radio Network.

The station used to be run by David C. Kifuri, and other personalities from Latin America. It was a pioneer of Spanish talk in the state of Utah.[citation needed]

In April 2017, management decided to shut off AM 630 KTKK and sell off the property where its towers stood. KBJA 1640 dropped its Spanish talk and sports format and began simulcasting the English-language talk format from 630 KTKK. On May 1, 2017, with AM 630 now dark, all programming was heard on 1640 KBJA.[4][5] United Broadcasting then turned in the license for KTKK 630 to the Federal Communications Commission.

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