KDZA (AM)

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KDZA
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City Pueblo, Colorado
Broadcast area Pueblo/Colorado Springs
Branding Fox Sports 1350
Frequency 1350 kHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1927
Format Sports
Power 1,300 watts day
150 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 53850
Transmitter coordinates 38°21′28″N 104°38′19″W / 38.35778°N 104.63861°W / 38.35778; -104.63861
Former callsigns KGHF (1927-1964)
KKAM (1964-1976)
KIDN (1976-1988)
KRYT (1988-1989)
KGHF (1989-2008)
KDZA (2008-2012)
KCCY (2012-2018)
KBPL (2018)
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(CC Licenses, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website foxsportspueblo.com

KDZA (1350 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to Pueblo, Colorado, United States, it serves the Colorado Springs area. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and licensed as CC Licenses.

History[edit]

KDZA for most of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s was Pueblo's Top 40 radio station broadcasting at 1230 AM. For a time in the early-to-mid-seventies, KDZA competed with a top-40 station on 1350 AM known as KKAM or "13K." KKAM would eventually become country KIDN, and later return to its KGHF call letters.

KDZA/1230 was shut down in the early 1990s and was sold to Pueblo Community College a few years later, which dropped the legendary call letters for KKPC. KKPC was later sold to Colorado Public Radio. The KDZA calls were picked up for a Pueblo-based FM oldies station at 107.9 and the station remained a success. When KDZA-FM adopted the Jet 107.9 moniker along with a move towards '70s based hits along with a focus on the Colorado Springs area; current owner Clear Channel decided to revive the KDZA calls on the signal of its former competitor, AM 1350. by dropping the sports talk format on AM 1350. In late July 2009, the station went back to the sports format. On April 3, 2012, KDZA changed their call letters to KCCY. On April 13, 2012, KCCY changed their format from sports to classic country.

On May 22, 2013, KCCY changed their format back to sports, branded as "Fox Sports 1350".[1] The station changed its call sign to KBPL on January 16, 2018, and back to KDZA on January 23, 2018.

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