KFXZ (AM)

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KFXZ
City Lafayette, Louisiana
Broadcast area Lafayette, Louisiana
Branding El Sabor 1520 and 105.3
Slogan Hot Latino Mix
Frequency 1520 kHz
First air date 1960 (as KXKW)
Format Regional Mexican
Power 10,000 watts Daytime
(1 tower)
10,000 watts Critical hours
(6 towers)
500 watts Nighttime
(6 towers)
Class B
Facility ID 41054
Transmitter coordinates 30°16′51″N 92°00′53″W / 30.28083°N 92.01472°W / 30.28083; -92.01472
Former callsigns KXKW (1960-1990)
KINF (3/2/90–7/1/90)
KACY (1990–1996)
KDYS (1996–2004)
Affiliations Westwood One
Owner Charles Chatelain
(Delta Media Corporation)
Sister stations KFXZ-FM

KFXZ is an AM radio station located in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States. Licensed to Lafayette, the station operates on a frequency of 1520 kHz and serves the Lafayette radio market with a Spanish adult hits format.[1] In order to protect the skywave signals of former class I-B "Clear-channel stations" KOKC in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and WWKB in Buffalo, New York, which also broadcast on 1520 kHz, KFXZ reduces its power to 500 watts at nighttime and sends most of its signal southward while nulling it to the north, east, and west.[2] The station is owned and operated by Charles Chatelain's Delta Media Corporation.[3]

The station was originally assigned the call letters KXKW. In March 1990, the callsign was changed to KINF, then to KACY in July 1990, followed by KDYS in September 1996, and in August 2004 the station was assigned its current callsign KFXZ.[4]

On October 28, 2012, KFXZ changed their format from gospel to urban AC, branded as "Z 1520", picking up the format from KFXZ-FM 105.9, which flipped to country.[5]

On May 1, 2013, KFXZ changed their format to Spanish adult hits, branded as "Juan AM 1520".

On November 1, 2015 KFXZ changed their format to regional Mexican, branded as "El Sabor".

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