|Broadcast area||San Francisco Bay Area|
|Branding||Gospel 1190 The Light|
|Frequency||1190 kHz C-QUAM AM stereo|
|First air date||August 1, 1947|
|Format||Urban contemporary gospel|
|Power||3,000 Watts (daytime)|
|Callsign meaning||Variation of KDIA|
|Owner||Baybridge Communications, LLC|
KDYA is a radio station licensed to Vallejo, California, but serves the San Francisco Bay Area. It broadcasts on 1190 frequency on the AM dial with an urban contemporary gospel format. It is known over the air as "Gospel 1190 The Light".
Originally, the station debuted August 1, 1947, as KGYW.
Later, as KNBA -- "Kovers North Bay Area"—the station presented a "middle of the road" (MOR) format. With studios and transmitter on Sonoma Blvd. in the heart of Vallejo, the station was long owned by Louis J. Ripa until his death February 20, 1992.
The KNBA calls were in use from August 22, 1958 until December 27, 1993, when the call letters changed to KXBT, becoming its present call sign, KDYA on June 1, 1998. 1190's sister-station at 1640 AM is a Christian teaching-ministry format KDIA, also licensed to Vallejo. KDYA is Northern California's only full-time Urban Contemporary Gospel station reaching Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, and Stockton metropolitan markets. The station carried Oakland Athletics Spanish radio broadcasts in the daytime, while KDIA broadcast night games from 2009 to the middle of the 2010 season.
- A Voice of Beisbol Is Benched, Joel Millman, The Wall Street Journal, 23 September 2010.
- FCC History Cards for KDYA
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KDYA
- Radio-Locator Information on KDYA
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KDYA
- Gospel 1190 the Light website