|Broadcast area||Western San Diego County|
|Branding||Immaculate Heart Radio|
|Slogan||Sharing the Heart of the Christian Faith|
|First air date||March 13, 1968|
|Power||10,000 watts daytime
900 watts nighttime
|Transmitter coordinates||Listen Live!|
|Callsign meaning||K Chief Executive Officer (the person most likely to listen to the station's former business talk format)|
|Owner||Immaculate Heart Radio
(IHR Educational Broadcasting)
KCEO AM 1000, is a non-commercial educational radio station licensed to Vista, California. KCEO broadcasts with a power of 10,000 watts directional day, and 900 watts directional at night. The transmitter is located near State Route 76, north of the city of license of Vista and is east of Oceanside. Studios are located in Carlsbad, California. This station is an affiliate of Immaculate Heart Radio.
This station first went on the air on March 13, 1968 using the call letters KMLO. At that time they had a power of 1,000 watts and were a daytime only station. In 1976 the FCC granted a construction permit to increase the power to 5,000 watts day directional and 1,000 watts night directional.
Prior to switching its programming to religious (Catholic) KCEO broadcast a business news format. From August 2005 to August 2007, KCEO had competition with Tecate, Baja California, based business talk station, Cash 1700. On August 1, 2007, Cash 1700 became San Diego 1700 and began airing a regular talk radio format, while still retaining Ray Lucia and a few small, one-hour business talk shows.
- FCC History Cards for KCEO
- AM 1000 KCEO official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KCEO
- Radio-Locator Information on KCEO
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KCEO
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