KCXX

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KCXX
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City of license San Bernardino, California
Broadcast area Riverside - San Bernardino, California
Branding X1039
Slogan The IE's Alternative Rock
Frequency 103.9 (MHz)
First air date 1995
Format Alternative Rock
ERP 180 watts
HAAT 548 meters
Class A
Facility ID 2398
Owner All Pro Broadcasting
Webcast Listen Live
Website x1039.com

KCXX (103.9 FM, "X1039") is a commercial radio station licensed to San Bernardino, California, broadcasting to the Riverside-San Bernardino, California, area since January 1, 1995. KCXX airs an alternative rock music format. It is owned by All Pro Broadcasting, a corporation headed by Pro Football Hall of Fame member Willie Davis, who also owns several other businesses. KCXX is a sister station to KATY-FM in Temecula, California.

History of 103.9 FM[edit]

In 1978, 103.9 signed on as KBON with a beautiful music format to represent the rapidly growing Riverside-San Bernardino radio market's full potential. The signal was strong enough to reach the Morongo Basin and the Victor Valley areas.

In 1984, KBON changed to an adult contemporary format under the name K-104.

In 1987, KBON again changed formats to traditional oldies.

On September 1, 1992, KBON became KCKC-FM making 103.9 a full AM/FM simulcast with KCKC-AM 1350 AM. KCKC-AM had been broadcasting in San Bernardino for 25 years (from 1966 to 1992) with a country music format.

On October 31, 1993, KCKC-FM became KABE as it changed to a simulcast of another 103.9 FM KACE which broadcast to the nearby Los Angeles area. Covering most of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, the simulcast briefly experimented with a hip hop/R&B format as V103.9.

On October 2, 1994, KABE became KAEV following the political and social backlash against hip-hop music. The owners of the station announced an outright prohibition of several derogatory words on air and shifted to a "Positive Urban" format. However, this lowered ratings significantly and on January 1, 1995 KAEV became KCXX and ended its simulcast with KACE, with the first song played being "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails. 2015 was KCXX's 20th Anniversary of operation as an Alternative Rock station.

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Coordinates: 34°14′02″N 117°08′28″W / 34.234°N 117.141°W / 34.234; -117.141