KFIO (AM)

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KFIO
City Dishman, Washington
Broadcast area Spokane, Washington
Frequency 1050 kHz
First air date 1984
Format Silent
Power 5,000 watts (day)
260 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 53148
Transmitter coordinates 47°36′27″N 117°21′40″W / 47.60750°N 117.36111°W / 47.60750; -117.36111Coordinates: 47°36′27″N 117°21′40″W / 47.60750°N 117.36111°W / 47.60750; -117.36111
Former callsigns KEYF (1984-2001)
KDRK (2001-2004)
KEYF (2004-2016)
Affiliations Westwood One
Owner Thomas W. Read
(Liberty Broadcasting System, LLC)
Sister stations KBBD, KDRK, KEYF-FM, KGA, KJRB, KZBD

KFIO (1050 kHz) is an AM radio station licensed to Dishman, Washington and serves the Spokane media market. The station is owned by Thomas W. Read, through licensee Liberty Broadcasting System, LLC.[1]

The station broadcasts in the daytime at 5,000 watts but at night it must reduce power to 260 watts. That is because 1050 kHz is assigned as a clear channel frequency reserved for Mexico, so it cannot use a higher power that might interfere with Mexican radio stations.

History[edit]

KFIO first signed on in 1984 as KEYF. The station was a simulcast of KEYF-FM (from 1993 to 2001) and a classic country outlet from 2001 to 2004 before its flip to its current adult standards format. It also spent a brief stint as an all-comedy station using "Comedy World," a now defunct radio network. On April 25, 2016 KFIO went silent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KFIO Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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