KIKO (AM)

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KIKO
City Apache Junction, Arizona
Branding Voz y Visión Radio
Frequency 1340 kHz
Format Spanish Christian
Power 1,000 watts (day)
930 watts (night)
Class C
Facility ID 72477
Transmitter coordinates 33°22′56″N 111°32′09″W / 33.38222°N 111.53583°W / 33.38222; -111.53583
Owner John Low
(1TV.com, Inc.)
Sister stations KIKO-FM

KIKO (1340 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Apache Junction, Arizona, United States. The station is owned by 1TV.com, Inc. It airs a leased-time Spanish-language Christian format, named Voz y Visión Radio.

KIKO was originally licensed to Miami, Arizona, and operated as a full-service station under Willard Shoecraft, who owned the station from its sign-on in 1958 until 1986, and again from 1988 until his death in 2000. The station remained in the Shoecraft family until it was sold to its current owner in 2008. It was assigned the KIKO call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.[1]

In 2011, KIKO was issued a U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) construction permit to move to a new transmitter site, change the city of license to Apache Junction, Arizona and decrease night power to 930 watts. It will use a short (85 foot) low efficiency fiberglass whip antenna. It commenced operations from this site in December 2014, simulcasting sister station KIKO-FM in Claypool until December 2015, when it temporarily went silent and came back under its current format on December 21, 2015 [2] and added FM translator K247CF 97.3 (licensed to Payson, but broadcasts from Usery Mountain in east Mesa), which experiences considerable interference from co-owned KIKO-FM, broadcasting on the same frequency. KIKO's license for its new facilities were granted on January 12, 2016. [3]

Ownership[edit]

In December 2007, 1TV.Com (John Low, president) reached an agreement to acquire KIKO and KIKO-FM from Shoecraft Broadcasting for a reported $1.025 million.[4] Broadcasting & Cable reported that the deal called for a $50,000 escrow deposit plus $725,000 cash at closing, then an additional $250,000 upon the FCC's issuance of a construction permit allowing 1TV.com to upgrade the facilities of KIKO-FM to Class C3. The FCC granted this voluntary transfer of license on February 19, 2008.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Voz y Visión Facebook page". Facebook.com. 
  3. ^ "AM Broadcast Station License" (PDF). FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  4. ^ "Deals". Broadcasting & Cable. 2008-01-21. 
  5. ^ "Report No. 46675". FCC Broadcast Actions. 2008-02-19. 

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