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CitySeaside, California
Broadcast areaMonterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz, California
Frequency103.9 MHz
BrandingClassical KDFC
SloganClassical ... And Then Some
FormatClassical music (KDFC simulcast)
OwnerUniversity of Southern California
First air date
1995 (as KJMY)
Former call signs
KBOQ (2/26/08–8/26/16)
KKHK (2/14/08–2/26/08)
KMBY-FM (9/05/02–2/14/08)
KTEE (12/17/99–(9/05/02)
KISE (11/01/96–12/17/99)
KJMY (1/19/95–11/01/96)
KLMY (5/28/93–1/19/95)
880629MC (??–5/28/93)
Technical information
Facility ID15936
ERP1,500 watts
HAAT199 meters (653 ft)
WebcastListen Live Options

KDFG is a non-commercial classical music radio station in Seaside, California, broadcasting to the Santa Cruz-Carmel-Salinas, California, area on 103.9 FM.


The station's studio was originally in Monterey while its transmitter was located on Mount Toro, south of Salinas.[citation needed] In 2002, alternative rock station KMBY-FM moved from 104.3 FM to 103.9 FM. Its format eventually evolved into a hybrid of modern rock, hard rock, alternative rock, and hip hop, and it was branded as X103.9.

On February 9, 2008, the classical music programming of KBOQ (branded as K-Bach) moved from 95.5 FM to 103.9 FM, displacing KMBY's programming. On February 14, 2008, the station temporarily changed its call sign to KKHK. It then swapped its call sign with 95.5 FM, gaining the KBOQ call sign, on February 26, 2008. On October 17, 2011, KBOQ changed its format from classical to soft adult contemporary without warning, branded as B103.9.[1][2]

In May 2014, Mapleton Communications agreed to sell KBOQ to Saul Levine's Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters, Inc. for $200,000. Mapleton had to divest one station after buying KWAV from Buckley Broadcasting.[3] That July, the website q1039thehits.com was registered, leading to reports of a format change to contemporary hit radio as Q103.9. On September 5, 2014, upon officially being bought by Mount Wilson FM, the station's branding did change to Q103.9 but flipped to classic hits instead of contemporary hits.[4]

In June 2016, the University of Southern California purchased KBOQ for $475,000. The 103.9 frequency became part of USC's classical music radio network, while Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters retained the KBOQ call letters.[5] The station changed its call letters to KDFG on August 26, 2016;[6] on August 31, the station changed its format to back to classical, simulcasting the programming of KDFC.

Additional frequencies[edit]

In addition to KDFG, the programming of KDFC is transmitted by these stations and translators to widen its broadcast area.[7]




  1. ^ Classical Gives Way to Classics in Monterey Radioinsight - October 17, 2011
  2. ^ Larson, Amy (October 19, 2011). "Monterey Classical Station KBOQ Switches To Rock". KSBW-TV. Monterey, California. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Buckley Sells Monterey FM Radioinsight - June 5, 2014
  4. ^ "Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters, Inc".
  5. ^ Mount Wilson Divests Two Monterey Signals to USC Radioinsight - June 16, 2016
  6. ^ "Call Sign History (KDFG)". Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  7. ^ "KDFC Coverage Maps". KDFC. Retrieved September 9, 2016.

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Coordinates: 36°35′10″N 121°55′23″W / 36.586°N 121.923°W / 36.586; -121.923