KBSZ

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KBSZ
City Apache Junction, Arizona
Slogan All Comedy, All The Time
Frequency 1260 kHz
First air date March 11, 1981 (as KUUK)
Format Stand-up comedy
Power 3,500 watts day
50 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 11217
Transmitter coordinates 33°22′56.00″N 111°32′09.00″W / 33.3822222°N 111.5358333°W / 33.3822222; -111.5358333
Former callsigns KUUK (1981-1987)
KCIW (1987-1989)
KTIM (1989-1996)
Owner John Low
(1TV.com, Inc.)
Webcast Listen live link
Website funny1260am.com

KBSZ (1260 AM; "Funny 1260am") is a radio station broadcasting a Stand-up comedy format. Licensed to Apache Junction, Arizona, United States, the station is owned by 1TV.com.[1]

In 2012 KBSZ was issued a U.S. Federal Communications Commission construction permit to increase day power to 4,500 watts. It uses an extremely short (85 foot) lower efficiency fiberglass whip antenna.

History[edit]

The station went on the air in Wickenburg, Arizona as KUUK at 1250 kHz on March 11, 1981. On January 1, 1987, the station changed its call sign to KCIW, on July 18, 1989 to KTIM, and on March 1, 1996 to KBSZ.[2]

In May 2010, KBSZ moved its transmitter from Wickenburg (about 60 miles northwest of Downtown Phoenix) to Apache Junction (35 miles east of Downtown Phoenix), and moved to 1260 kHz on the AM dial, with a Classic Hits/Oldies format targeting the residents of Apache Junction.[3] After only four months, the station adopted the a talk format on September 7, before switching to the current all comedy format.[4]

When 24/7 Comedy ceased operations, the station wanted to keep its comedy format, so it switched to programming via "Today's Comedy".

Former logos[edit]

Former KBSZ logo as "NBC 1260"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KBSZ Facility Record". U.S. Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "KBSZ Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ Fuoco-Karasinski, Christina (2010-05-03). "Apache Junction Radio Station To Debut" (PDF). Apache Junction-Gold Canyon News. 
  4. ^ "Host Says KBSZ To Flip To Talk". All Access. September 2, 2010. Retrieved September 3, 2010. 

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