KGGI

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KGGI
991 KGGI Hottest Hit Music logo.png
City Riverside, California
Broadcast area Inland Empire
Branding 99-1 KGGI
Slogan The I.E.'s Hottest Hit Music!
Frequency 99.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
99.1 HD2: Fly Nation Radio
First air date January 23, 1965 (as KBBL)
Format FM/HD1: Rhythmic Top 40
HD2: Classic hip hop
ERP 2,550 watts
HAAT 562 meters (1,844 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 10135
Callsign meaning GG = 99
I = 1. The letters, GGI, with the G in lowercase, looks similar to 99.1
Former callsigns KBBL (1965-July 15, 1979)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(AMFM Broadcasting Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations KFOO, KKDD, KMYT, KPWK, KTMQ
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Website 991kggifm.com

KGGI is a commercial radio station in Riverside, California, broadcasting to the Inland Empire area on 99.1 FM. The station airs an Rhythmic Top 40 music format owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. Its studios are in Riverside and the transmitter tower is in San Bernardino National Forest near Running Springs.

The signal of the station can be heard in areas adjacent to the Inland Empire region; sensitive radio tuners such as car radios and built-in FM tuner apps on some Android smartphones in cities as far west as Santa Monica, down south to San Diego and has reached towards Palm Springs. KGGI broadcasts an HD Radio signal.[1]

History[edit]

99.1 FM aired a religious format from its sign-on in 1965 to 1979 with the call letters KBBL ("K-Bible"). The original chief engineer, who signed KGGI on the air, was Lee McGowan. Upon its sale from C. Edwin Goad to Lyncoln and Sylvia Dellar in 1979, KBBL became KGGI. The original airstaff included program director Brian White, along with Bob West, Lisa Giles, Dan Harrison, Cliff Roberts, and Benny Martinez, while Jerry Clifton crafted the station's original format. KGGI aired a Top 40 music format that evolved into the Rhythmic Top 40 music format of today. Current Program Director for 99.1 KGGI is Jason "Kid Jay" Wagers.

Street Team[edit]

The KGGI Street Team is the Promotions Team that goes out on the streets of Inland Empire and promotes the radio station and its advertising partners to the city, specifically targeting the urban, Latina (specifically female) and ages 18–29 markets. The KGGI Street Team consists of two street team members, and is sometimes partnered with a disc jocky. They are also there to help when there are live broadcasts that consist of the on-air jocks and/or mixers.

The current street team is headed by Mady Tapia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=18 HD Radio Guide for Riverside, California

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°14′02″N 117°08′28″W / 34.234°N 117.141°W / 34.234; -117.141