|Broadcast area||Phoenix, Arizona|
|Branding||La Suavecita 106.9/107.1|
|Repeater(s)||107.1 MHz KVVA-FM (Phoenix)|
|First air date||1992 (as KMJK)|
|Format||Spanish Adult hits|
|HAAT||93 meters (305 ft)|
|Former callsigns||KYNI (1991, CP)|
|Owner||Entravision Communications |
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
KDVA (106.9 FM, "La Suavecita 106.9") is a radio station licensed to serve Buckeye, Arizona. The station is owned by Entravision Communications and licensed to Entravision Holdings, LLC. It airs a Spanish language Adult Hits music format. Its studios are located in Phoenix near Sky Harbor Airport, and the transmitter is located near Buckeye.
KDVA signed on the air in 1992 as adult R&B KMJK. KMJK was constructed as a docket 80-90 CP to facilitate minority ownership. The original licensee and architect was Arthur Mobley. KMJK was owned and operated by Mobley Broadcasting Incorporated and featured a variety of music, news/talk and sports. In 1994, the license was transferred by Mobley to Arizona Radio, Inc., an affiliate of Syndicated Communications Venture Partners (Syncom), a minority investment fund based in Silver Spring, Maryland, while Mobley maintained operating control. On December 7, 2000, Entravision acquired both KVVA-FM and KMJK and combined the two into a simulcast for its "Radio Romántica" format. In 2005 KDVA switched to a format branded as "Super Estrella" as part of the "Super Estrella" satellite network. In 2011, it changed to the current "Radio José" branding while maintaining a similar format.
In 2010 and again in 2017, the station filed to move to 106.7 MHz. The latter application was denied in July 2018 because it was contingent on changes to KVVA-FM denied by the FCC in order to license Aguila's KAZV.
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
- "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01.
- Federal Communications Commission (July 9, 2018). "In re: KAZV(FM), Aguila, Arizona". Retrieved May 6, 2019.
- KDVA official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KDVA
- Radio-Locator information on KDVA
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KDVA
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