|City of license||South Salt Lake, Utah|
|Broadcast area||Salt Lake City|
|First air date||1922|
|Power||10,000 watts day
149 watts night
|Former callsigns||KKDS, KRSP, KZNS|
(Mountain View Broadcast, LLC)
|Sister stations||KCYN, KTSN, KRJC|
KDYL (1060 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk format. Licensed to South Salt Lake, Utah, USA, it serves the Salt Lake City area. The station is currently owned by James Su, through licensee Mountain View Broadcast, LLC.
KDYL first went on the air in 1922, its license being granted on May 8, 1922. KDYL was a luck-of-the–draw government assigned call. Later, KDYL had sister TV and FM stations too. The complete company was sold in about 1953 with the television call changing to KTVT, KCPX, and KTVX TV. The AM/FM was divested along the way.
When it went on the air in 1922, it shared a wavelength with two other commercial stations in Salt Lake City. At that time, the FCC had not been formed and several stations shared a "wavelength" by going on and off at pre-arranged times. Unlike today, radio receivers in 1922 were wavelength not frequency orientated.
The long-time owner of KDYL was a man by the name of Sidney S. Fox. He was a gambler and promoter and KDYL AM radio and television was one of his tools. Sid obtained the AM radio license in 1926 from a newspaper that couldn't figure out what to do with it.
On Sept. 1, 1932, KDYL became an NBC Radio affiliate, switching from CBS. The KDYL calls were later licensed to Tooele, Utah for a few years before moving to 1280 AM in the 1990s and licensed to Salt Lake City, owned by Simmons Media Group.
1060 changes calls and formats
In 2004, Holiday Broadcasting Co filed for the KDYL calls after Simmons Media dropped the Adult Standard format and the KDYL calls, changing to KZNS, a sports station. 1060 AM had been an oldies station previously in the 1980s, then known as KRSP. On September 24, 1990, the frequency changed its call sign to KKDS and began broadcasting for children, first with The Imagination Station (Kids' Choice Broadcasting Network) through February 27, 1991, and then with Radio AAHS until January 1998. KDYL, the station's current call sign, returned to air on February 2, 2004.
KDYL switches formats
KDYL, at its return to air in 2004, was an Adult Standards radio station broadcasting Jones Radio Networks' Music of Your Life format. On January 1, 2008, the station switched to a "Real Oldies" format with live and local personalities, spotlighting hits from the mid-1950s through the mid-1960s. The change put the station in competition with another local oldies radio station KKAT, which, at the time aired Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel, although for now, unlike the True Oldies Channel, KDYL's playlist includes only a small amount of post-1970 music. KKAT would eventually change formats, making KDYL the only true oldies station in the Salt Lake metro area.
Oldies leaves Salt Lake AM radio
On March 4, 2013, KDYL flipped formats to syndicated news/talk and sports, following the sale of the station.
- White, Thomas H. (January 1, 2008). "United States Pioneer Broadcast Service Stations". Retrieved 2008-03-10.
- "KDYL Goes to NBC" (PDF). wpbc. September 1, 1932. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
- Central Florida Radio: The Imagination Station
- Utah Radio Guide: 1060 KDYL
- KDYL Call sign history
- Real Oldies Out at KDYL
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KDYL
- Radio-Locator Information on KDYL
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- Radio's KDYL returns to its oldies music roots, The Deseret Morning News, 01-11-2008