|City||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Broadcast area||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Branding||Fox News ABQ|
|Power||10,000 watts (day)
175 watts (night)
|Former callsigns||KNUS (1988-1989)
|Owner||Edward Aragon Sr.
(Rock of Talk LLC)
KIVA (1600 AM) is an American radio station licensed to Albuquerque, New Mexico serving the Albuquerque metropolitan area. KIVA broadcasts on 1600 AM and on FM translator K240BL 95.9. Its studios are located in Northeast Albuquerque (a mile north of Central Avenue) and the transmitter tower is in North Valley, New Mexico.
KIVA broadcasts a talk radio and news radio format, featuring national talk shows Bloomberg, Laura Ingraham, The Dana Show, Dave Ramsey, Sean Hannity, Clyde Lewis and Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. KIVA also features a local afternoon show called "The Rock of Talk" with Eddie Aragon from 4PM to 6PM. A variety of live programming is broadcast on the weekends, including Fox Sports Radio, Denver Broncos, and Notre Dame Football. Sundays are dedicated to business talk with Bloomberg Radio and Sunday Brunch with Charlie Rose, Hometown Heroes honoring America's veterans, religious programming including Joel Osteen and The Lutheran Hour and Fox Sports Radio in the afternoon when the Denver Broncos are not in season.
Most sports programs had moved over to KXKS 1190 & 107.5 which featured Fox Sports Radio full-time allowing KIVA to focus more on news. However, by July 2015 the sports talk format had been dropped with KXKS simulcasting religious talk from KKIM 1000 and KIVA broadcasting on K298BY 107.5 alongside 95.9.
The station broadcasts in HD stereo via its AAC and MP3 streams which can be accessed at www.abq.fm. It also broadcasts in a MP3 format as well allowing every device to stream from the station from anywhere in the world. The website abq.fm features many different talk streams from Fox News, Bloomberg, Sean Hannity, Dana Loesch, Laura Ingraham, Art Bell, Infowars, and about 40 music formats.
According to the Spring 2014 Arbitron book more than 66% of its audience is made up of Males 25-54.
|City of license||Facility
|K240BL||95.9||Albuquerque, New Mexico||8824||250 horizontal||D||FCC|
|City of license||Facility
|K298BY||107.5||Albuquerque, New Mexico||8825||55 horizontal||D||FCC|
It had a classic country format as KRLL from 1993-1995 and was the home of Radio Disney as KDZZ in the late 1990s, but for many years was an AM simulcast for KZKL-FM (101.7) "Kool 102" an oldies station. It also had an all-news format as KIVA from 2000-2002 after it had moved to 1600 from 1580 AM. 1600 began an oldies format as KRKE in early 2005 after stunting with an all Elvis format for a couple of weeks at the end of 2004. The talk format for KIVA began on June 15, 2009 on 1550 AM. On August 28, 2012 KIVA swapped frequencies with KRKE moving KIVA to 1600 and KRKE from 1600 to 1550.
1600 had previously been "The mix of New Mexico" as KANM.
The station was assigned the call sign KNUS on 1988-11-05. On 1989-09-27, the station changed its call sign to KZKL, on 1993-11-01 to KRLL, on 1995-11-01 to KNOS, on 1996-06-14 to KZKL, on 1997-11-28 to KDZZ, on 1999-09-13 to KIVA, on 2002-10-22 to KANM, on 2005-04-01 to KRKE, and on 2012-08-28 to the current KIVA.