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City Bishop, California
Branding Classic Hits 1230
Frequency 1230 kHz
First air date 1953
Format Classic Hits
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 24947
Transmitter coordinates 37°20′44″N 118°23′43″W / 37.34556°N 118.39528°W / 37.34556; -118.39528Coordinates: 37°20′44″N 118°23′43″W / 37.34556°N 118.39528°W / 37.34556; -118.39528
Callsign meaning Bishop Owens Valley
Affiliations ABC Radio, Los Angeles Dodgers Radio Network
Owner Great Country Broadcasting, Inc.
Sister stations KIBS
Website kibskbov.com

KBOV (1230 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format to the Bishop, California, United States area. The station is currently owned by Great Country Broadcasting, Inc. and features programing from ABC Radio.[1]

The station signed on in 1953 as KIBS. It was the only radio station in Bishop until it launched KIBS-FM in 1967. The FM failed and went silent in 1969. It was resurrected under the ownership of former KIBS DJ Roy Mayhugh in 1974 as KIOQ.


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

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