KBLF

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KBLF
KBLF-AM 1490 Red Bluff 2015 Logo.png
City Red Bluff, California
Branding AM 1490
Slogan Red Bluff's Best Music
Timeless Favorites
Frequency 1490 kHz
Translator(s) 104.7 K284CL (Red Bluff)
First air date 1946
Format Adult Standards
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 48853
Transmitter coordinates 40°11′37″N 122°12′56″W / 40.19361°N 122.21556°W / 40.19361; -122.21556
Callsign meaning K Red BLufF
Affiliations America's Best Music
CBS Radio Network (news only)
Owner Huth Broadcasting
Sister stations KMYC, KOBO, KRAC, KHEX, KIQS
Website kblfam.com

KBLF (1490 AM, "Radio 1490") is an American radio station based in Red Bluff, California. It is owned by Huth Broadcasting of Marysville, California (also owns KRAC in Red Bluff, KMYC-AM in Marysville and KIQS-AM in Willows) and Cal Hunter serves as the station's managing partner, general manager, main on-air talent, and morning personality. KBLF plays an adult standards/oldies format and is an America's Best Music (Dial Global) and CBS News affiliate.

Local station[edit]

Former logo until 2015.

KBLF first signed on the air in 1946. In 1962, their transmitter was relocated to gravel beds just north of the Sacramento River. KBLF and KRAC remain as Tehama County's ONLY AM radio stations.

Cal Hunter, general manager and main on-air talent of KBLF, is a 40-year veteran television and Radio broadcaster. As a journalist, he has interviewed many business leaders, newsmakers and presidents. For his news management he was nominated for three Northern California Emmy Awards. He has also provided play-by-play for the Feather River College Golden Eagles, based in Quincy and is best remembered as the former news director and anchor of ABC affiliate, KRCR-TV Channel 7 in Redding, California.

He is joined with former Red Bluff Mayor Earl Wintle, conservative columnist Don Polson, and owner of Trophy Traditions and West Valley High School head baseball coach and teacher Paul Vietti (formerly of KQMS-AM and KMCA-AM radio, currently of Action Video Entertainment), for the KBLF Morning Show on weekday mornings. He is joined in the mornings with local mortgage broker Bob Martin for "Cal and Bob in the Morning".

Several well-known radio figures spent the early part of their careers at KBLF, including San Francisco radio veteran Carter B. Smith, and Los Angeles radio personality Jeff Serr.

KBLF is also the official flagship station for Red Bluff High School Spartan football with Cal Hunter and John Gentry providing the commentary. 1490 AM at one time aired Spartans basketball play-by-play with the late Lance Fellman on the call.

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