KEGY (FM)

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KEGY
KEGY ENERGY97.3 logo.png
City San Diego, California
Broadcast area San Diego, California
Branding ENERGY 97.3
Slogan San Diego's New Hit Music
Frequency 97.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
97.3-2 HD2: 106.7 KROQ (simulcast) Alternative Rock
97.3-3 HD3: House Of Sophie EDM
First air date January 15, 1964 (as KSEA)
Format Top 40/CHR
Language(s) English
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 134 meters (440 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 30832
Transmitter coordinates 32°43′13″N 117°04′14″W / 32.72028°N 117.07056°W / 32.72028; -117.07056
Former callsigns KSEA (1964-1975)
KSON-FM (1975-1996)
KSON (1996-1997)
KSON-FM (1997-2009)
KSON (2009-2017)
Owner Entercom
(Entercom San Diego License, LLC)
Sister stations KBZT, KSON (FM), KXSN, KYXY
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Website Energy 97.3 Online
106.7 KROQ Online (HD2)

KEGY (97.3 FM, ENERGY 97.3) is a radio station that broadcasts a Top 40/CHR format that is licensed to serve San Diego, California, United States. The station, founded in 1964, is owned by Entercom and the broadcast license is held by Entercom San Diego License, LLC. The station's studios are located in San Diego's Mission Valley neighborhood, and the transmitter is located in East San Diego in the Emerald Hills neighborhood.

HD Radio[edit]

KEGY broadcasts on HD Radio. The HD-2 channel is a simulcast of LA's & OC's Alternative Rock 106.7 KROQ in Los Angeles, California. The HD-3 channel is "House of Sophie" that plays an EDM format.

History[edit]

97.3 signed on as KSEA in 1964. In 1967, it began its long run as a country music station as KSON.

In 2007, the station was nominated for the top 25 markets Country music Radio & Records magazine station of the year award. Other nominees included WUSN Chicago, KYGO-FM Denver, WYCD Detroit, KEEY-FM Minneapolis, and WXTU Philadelphia.[1]

In January 2014, KSON celebrated George Strait for his final appearance on The Cowboy Rides Away Tour as became GEORGE-FM for the entire month of January.

On December 8, 2014, Entercom announced that it was purchasing Lincoln Financial Group's entire 15-station lineup (including KSON) in a $106.5 million deal, and would operate the outlets under a LMA deal until the sale was approved by the FCC.[2] The sale was consummated on July 17, 2015.

On November 16, 2017, at 9 p.m., KSON and KEGY swapped frequencies. The final song KSON played on 97.3 was "Die a Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett. Both stations will be simulcasting the country format until 5 a.m. on November 20th, when "Energy" will officially move to 97.3. The move comes as KSON's former simulcast partner KSOQ was spun off to the Educational Media Foundation as a condition of Entercom's merger with CBS Radio and to meet ownership limits set by the FCC, and 103.7 has a stronger signal than 97.3.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 Industry Achievement Awards". Radio and Records. September 28, 2008. Archived from the original on May 11, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Entercom Acquires Lincoln Financial Media" from Radio Insight (December 8, 2014)
  3. ^ Double Flip Coming in San Diego as KSON & KEGY Promote New Homes

Former logos[edit]

KSON NewCountry97.3-92.1 logo.png KSON HD2 Legendary Country 92.1 & 97.3 HD2 San Diego logo.jpg

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