KIID

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KIID
City Sacramento, California
Broadcast area Sacramento metropolitan area
Branding Punjabi Radio USA
Slogan Uniting Punjabis All Over
Frequency 1470 kHz
Repeater(s) KOBO 1450 AM (Yuba City)
First air date 1945
Language(s) Punjabi
Power 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 65482
Transmitter coordinates 38°35′30″N 121°27′46″W / 38.59167°N 121.46278°W / 38.59167; -121.46278Coordinates: 38°35′30″N 121°27′46″W / 38.59167°N 121.46278°W / 38.59167; -121.46278
Former callsigns KNDE, KXOA, KQPT, KOME, KRAK
Owner Punjabi American Media, LLC
(Punjabi American Media LLC)
Website www.punjabiradiousa.com

KIID (1470 AM) is a radio station licensed to Sacramento, California, United States. The station is owned by Balwinder Kaur Khalsa and Dilpreet Singh Khalsa, through licensee Punjabi American Media LLC.

It is simulcast with 1450 KOBO (Yuba City) and KWRU 1300 AM (Fresno).

History[edit]

The station went on the air as KXOA in 1945. The call letters were changed to KNDE in 1970 after KXOA AM and FM were sold to separate owners. On 1978-09-28, the station changed its call sign to KXOA which broadcast on 1470 AM for the most part in various incarnations since 1945. On April 15, 1997, the callsign was changed to KQPT; on July 16, 1998 to KOME; on January 15, 1999 to KRAK; & finally on February 19, 2001 to the current KIID, along with the sale to Disney and switch to a Radio Disney format.[1]

On August 13, 2014, Disney put KIID and twenty-two other Radio Disney stations up for sale, in order to focus more on digital distribution of the Radio Disney network.[2][3] Disney originally planned to temporarily shut down the station on September 26, 2014.[4] However, will remain on the air and continue carrying Radio Disney programming until it is sold.[5]

On June 29, 2015, Radio Disney Sacramento filed an application to sell KIID to Punjabi American Media.[6] It was approved by the FCC on August 26, 2015.[7] The sale was completed on September 25, 2015, at a purchase price of $800,000.[8][9]

Transmitter destruction[edit]

On July 15, 2009, two of the three radio towers KIID broadcasts from were destroyed due to a fire at the transmitter site.[10] Towers 1 (center) and 2 (eastern) were destroyed. All three towers were replaced.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KIID Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ Lafayette, Jon (August 13, 2014). "Exclusive: Radio Disney Moving Off Air to Digital". Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Radio Disney to Sell the Majority of Its Stations". Billboard. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Venta, Lance (August 13, 2014). "Radio Disney To Sell All But One Station". Radio Insight. Retrieved September 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ "NERW Extra: No Signoffs for Disney AMs". Northeast Radio Watch. Retrieved 27 September 2014.  (subscription required)
  6. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. June 29, 2015. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ Assignment of License - Federal Communications Commission
  8. ^ Consummation Notice - Federal Communications Commission
  9. ^ Application for Consent to Assignment - Federal Communications Commission
  10. ^ Radio Tower Collapses In Sacramento Fire - KCRA

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