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|Broadcast area||Portland, Oregon|
|Branding||La Gran D|
|Translator(s)||93.5 K228EU (Portland)|
|First air date||1954 (as KHFS)|
|Power||5,000 watts day
10 watts night
|Former callsigns||KHFS (1954-1956)
(Bustos Media Holdings, LLC)
|Sister stations||KQRR, KOOR, KRYN, KZZR|
KGDD (1150 AM) is a radio station licensed to Portland, Oregon, United States. It serves the Portland area. The station is currently owned by Bustos Media of Oregon License, LLC. The station currently has a construction permit from the FCC to increase their daytime power to 10,000 watts and nighttime to 63 watts.
From July 4, 1954 when the station first signed on with the call letters KHFS until 1956, then KKEY was owned by the Weagant family of Vancouver, WA. After trying several different formats throughout the 1950s and '60s, in 1971 KKEY went all talk with such hosts as Jack Hurd, Alan Hirsch, Peter Marlon Jones, Jerry Dimmitt, and Rick Miller. Originally a daytime only station, KKEY was granted nighttime authorization in 1988 to operate at 47 watts. KKEY remained with primarily a talk format until the station was sold in 1998. It temporarily went off the air before signing back on as KKGT, again an all talk station.
On January 21, 2011, KLPM changed their format to Spanish hits, branded as "Exitos 93.5", which also rebroadcasts on FM translator K228EU 93.5 FM. On January 25, 2011, KLPM changed their call letters to KXET to go with the "Exitos 93.5" branding.
In June 2011, Adelante Media sold KXET and three Portland, Oregon, area sister stations to Bustos Media (through its license-holding subsidiary Bustos Media Holdings, LLC) for a combined sale price of $1,260,000. The FCC approved the transfer on August 16, 2011, and the deal was formally consummated on September 30, 2011.
It returned to the air on June 8, 2012 with a 100 watt transmitter. It has received special temporary authority to transmit with 1,000 watts until a 5,000 watt transmitter is installed.
On November 17, 2012, KXET changed their format to Russian Christian, simulcasting KQRR 1130 AM Mount Angel, Oregon.
On February 5, 2015, KXET changed their call letters to KGDD and changed their format to regional Mexican, branded as "La Gran D", swapping formats with KGDD 1520 AM Oregon City, OR.
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
- "Application Search Details (BAL-20110608ACF)". FCC Media Bureau. September 30, 2011. Retrieved February 29, 2012.
- "Thieves gut 1150 AM transmitter site...and no one notices". feedback.pdxradio.com.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KGDD
- Radio-Locator Information on KGDD
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KGDD
- Query the FCC's FM station database for K228EU
- Radio-Locator information on K228EU
- FCC special temporary authority to operate with a 1,000 watt transmitter
- FCC History Cards for KGDD