|Broadcast area||Riverside-San Bernardino, California|
|Branding||La Preciosa 1440|
|First air date||1941 (as KPRO)|
|Power||1,000 watts unlimited|
|Callsign meaning||Warehoused from KFNY|
|Former callsigns||KPRO (1941-1986)|
|Owner||iHeartMedia, Inc. |
(Citicasters Licenses, Inc.)
|Sister stations||KGGI, KKDD, KMYT, KTMQ, KPWK|
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. KFOO is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. Its studios are located in Riverside and the transmitter tower is in Colton along the Santa Ana River.
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. In March 1978, Progress sold KPRO to Inland Empire Broadcasters, majority-owned by station vice president Howard N. Fisher, for $780,000.
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. On November 14, the station swapped call signs with KFOO in Tacoma, Washington as part of an impending sale of the latter station.
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- Official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KFOO
- Radio-Locator Information on KFOO
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KFOO
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