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City Sacramento, California
Broadcast area Sacramento, California
Frequency 1240 kHz
First air date March 1937
Format Spanish Catholic
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 29297
Former callsigns KROY (1937-1982)
KENZ (1982-1985)
KSAC (1985-1994)
KSQR (1994-2005)
KSAC (2005-2008)
KRJY (2008-2011)
Former frequencies 1210 kHz (1937-1941)
Owner Radio Santismo
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://radiosantisimosacramento.com/

KCVV (1240 AM) is a Spanish-language Catholic radio station in Sacramento, California. The station was KROY from 1937 to 1982, when it became KENZ, then adopted call letters KSAC in 1985, KSQR in 1994, KSAC again in 2005, and KRJY in 2008. Throughout its early years, KROY had been host to a number of formats, dating back to the "swing era." By 1960, the format had been changed to “top 40.” From the fall of 1968 until well into the 1970s, KROY was the number 1 rated radio station in Sacramento. Its branding until March 30, 2008 was "Talk City".

Format change[edit]

In the early 1980s, KSAC had an "Adult Contemporary" format. In September 1987, it became a classical music station, perhaps being the first radio station in California to exclusively use compact discs. It was also the only Classical station in the Sacramento area on AM. During the 1990s, KSAC changed ownership and format numerous times. For more than a month, beginning on February 12, 2008, there were mild rumors that KSAC would switch from progressive talk to gospel. The Sacramento Bee confirmed those rumors on March 28, 2008. The switch, along with the call-letter change to KRJY, happened on Sunday, March 30, 2008. KRJY was also the "flagship station" of the Sacramento State Hornets athletic programs.

The station went dark on April 29, 2010, when the station was evicted from its transmitter site. The station was scheduled to return to the air on June 29, 2010, from a temporary long-wired site in West Sacramento near the Port of Sacramento. However, it was announced on August 25, 2010 that it had filed papers to change the status of KRJY from commercial to non-commercial and assign the license to a non-profit version of Diamond Broadcasting.[1]

The station was sold to the Sacramento Diocese in 2011. Upon transfer of ownership, the station signed back on at full power at the original transmitting site.


  1. ^ "KRJY Goes Non-Profit" from All Access (August 25, 2010)

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Coordinates: 38°35′17″N 121°28′05″W / 38.58806°N 121.46806°W / 38.58806; -121.46806