KESQ (AM)

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KESQ
City Indio, California
Branding La poderosa
Frequency 1400 (kHz)
Format Spanish Mexican music (simulcast of KUNA-FM 96.7)
Power 1,000 watts (unlimited)
Class C
Facility ID 52181
Transmitter coordinates 33°43′37″N 116°15′10″W / 33.72694°N 116.25278°W / 33.72694; -116.25278
Callsign meaning K ESQuire
(from former owner Esquire Magazine)
Owner News-Press & Gazette Company
(Gulf-California Broadcast Company)
Sister stations part of News-Press & Gazette cluster with KESQ-TV
Website www.kesq.com/kunamundo

KESQ (1400 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish music format. Licensed to Indio, California, United States. The station is currently simulcast of KUNA-FM 96.7 since 2011. KESQ was owned by the News-Press & Gazette Company and formerly rented by a Spanish religious radio network by La Iglesia Alfa Y Omega (the Alpha and Omega church) and briefly played Spanish-language Religious music.

The radio station itself began broadcasting in 1946 under the call letters "KREO", then changed to "KRCQ" in 1976 and again in 1984 when it reverted to Spanish language music as "KUNA". The radio station was purchased by KESQ-TV in 1992 and changed formats to news/talk, but the station returned to KUNA-FM and the Spanish language music format in 1998, but switched formats in late 2004. Back to being under KUNA-FM but on the AM frequency, KESQ can be heard in Imperial Valley down to Mexicali on occasion, the Morongo Basin closer to Palm Springs, California and partially in the Inland Empire, California region.

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