KFOO (AM)

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KFOO
KFNY La Preciosa 1440 AM logo.png
CityRiverside, California
Broadcast areaRiverside-San Bernardino, California
BrandingLa Preciosa 1440
Frequency1440 kHz
First air date1941 (as KPRO)
FormatAdult hits
Language(s)Spanish
Power1,000 watts unlimited
ClassB
Facility ID27390
Transmitter coordinates34°1′36″N 117°21′27″W / 34.02667°N 117.35750°W / 34.02667; -117.35750Coordinates: 34°1′36″N 117°21′27″W / 34.02667°N 117.35750°W / 34.02667; -117.35750
Callsign meaningWarehoused from KFNY
Former callsignsKPRO (1941-1986)
KDIF (1986-2010)
KFNY (2010-2017)
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(Citicasters Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stationsKGGI, KKDD, KMYT, KTMQ, KPWK
Webcastlisten%20live
Websitelapreciosa1440.iheart.com

KFOO (1440 kHz, "La Preciosa 1440") is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Riverside, California. The station broadcasts a Spanish adult hits format to the Riverside-San Bernardino, California area.[1] KFOO is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc..[2] Its studios are located in Riverside and the transmitter tower is in Colton along the Santa Ana River.

History[edit]

The station first signed on in 1941 as KPRO and was owned by Broadcasting Corporation of America.[3]

In December 1964, KPRO was purchased by radio and television personality Dick Clark. The station was held under the name Progress Broadcasting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dick Clark Productions.[4] In March 1978, Progress sold KPRO to Inland Empire Broadcasters, majority-owned by station vice president Howard N. Fisher, for $780,000.[5]

On September 27, 2010, the station, known as KDIF since 1986, flipped from Spanish oldies to an all-comedy format and began using new call letters KFNY.[6]

On August 4, 2014, following the demise of the 24/7 Comedy radio network, the station flipped to news/talk as "NewsTalk AM 1440".[7]

On May 15, 2017, KFNY exchanged formats with KKDD in San Bernardino, flipping to Spanish adult hits and sending the news/talk format to 1290 AM. KFNY was rebranded as "La Preciosa 1440" (swapping formats.[8] On November 14, the station swapped call signs with KFOO in Tacoma, Washington as part of an impending sale of the latter station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Summer 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  2. ^ "KFOO Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  3. ^ "Directory of Standard Broadcasting Stations of the United States" (PDF). Broadcasting/Telecasting Yearbook Number. Broadcasting Publications Inc. 1948. p. 88. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "KPRO, WLOB sales announced" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. December 28, 1964. p. 9. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  5. ^ "Changing Hands" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. March 27, 1978. p. 43. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  6. ^ "24/7 Comedy Radio Debuts On KFNY-A/Riverside, CA". AllAccess.com. All Access Music Group. September 27, 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "End Of 24/7 Comedy Leads To Flips Across The Country". AllAccess.com. All Access Music Group. August 4, 2014. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "iHeart Swaps Inland Empire AM Formats". RadioInsight. RadioBB Networks. May 15, 2017.

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