KGED

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KGED
City Fresno, California
Branding AM 1680 The Answer
Slogan News. Opinion. Insight.
Frequency 1680 kHz
First air date 1998
Format Talk radio
Power 10,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 87176
Transmitter coordinates 36°46′14″N 119°55′20″W / 36.77056°N 119.92222°W / 36.77056; -119.92222Coordinates: 36°46′14″N 119°55′20″W / 36.77056°N 119.92222°W / 36.77056; -119.92222
Former callsigns KAVT (1998-2008)
Affiliations Salem Radio Network
Owner Compass Broadcasting, Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website KGED website

KGED is an AM expanded band radio station located in the Fresno, California area and broadcasts on the AM dial at 1680 kHz. It features a conservative Talk radio format called "AM 1680 The Answer," a branding also used by many Talk stations owned by the Salem Media Group. While the station carries many of the Salem syndicated radio hosts, the station is owned by Compass Broadcasting, Inc. This station first signed on the air in 1998 as KAVT. It broadcasts at 10,000 watts by day and 1000 watts at night.

From the Salem Radio network, KGED airs Hugh Hewitt, Eric Metaxas, Bill Bennett and Michael Medved. Other syndicated shows heard on KGED include Laura Ingraham, Dave Ramsey, "Midnight in The Desert" with Art Bell, "America's Morning News" with Matt Ray and "America Overnight" with Jon Grayson.

KGED 1680 The Answer is the flagship station for Fresno Pacific Athletics.

History[edit]

At its inception in 1998, the station was a Radio Disney affiliate known as KAVT. Starting in March 2008, KGED carried an Adult Standards format provided by Dial Global.

The Adult Standards format was replaced in September 2008 by a Spanish religious format.[1]

In October 2011, KGED 1680 re-launched with a conservative Talk Radio format with mostly syndicated talk personalities.

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