|City||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Broadcast area||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Branding||Fox News ABQ|
|First air date||1956|
|Power||10,000 watts (day)|
175 watts (night)
|Former callsigns||KNUS (1988-1989)|
|Owner||Edward Aragon |
(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 K229CL 93.7. Its studios are located near the Albuquerque International Airport and the transmitter tower is located a mile from the studios.
KIVA was originally on 1580 kHz. It moved to 1600 kHz in 2000.
KIVA broadcasts a talk radio and news radio format, featuring national talk shows Bloomberg, Laura Ingraham, Dana Loesch, Dave Ramsey, Sean Hannity, Alex Jones and Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. KIVA also features a local afternoon show called "The Rock of Talk" with Eddy Aragon from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. A variety of live programming is broadcast on the weekends, including Bloomberg, Denver Broncos, and Notre Dame Football. Saturday's are dedicated to business talk with local broadcasts from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm after Bloomberg Businessweek Radio. Sunday's include Mayo Clinic Radio, Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis, Sunday Brunch with Charlie Rose, Hometown Heroes honoring America's veterans, religious programming including Joel Osteen and The Lutheran Hour and the live Sunday edition of the Alex Jones Show as well as Free Talk Live on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
The station broadcasts via its MP3 streams which can be accessed at www.abq.fm. It also broadcasts in an 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, Clyde Lewis, and Infowars.
KIVA first began broadcasting on the FM band in June 2013 on K240BL 95.9 Albuquerque. The translator upgraded its signal to the maximum 250 watts from 47 watts in September 2014. In March 2017 KIVA began broadcasting on K229CL 93.7 which had previously aired KDSK (AM) until it moved to 92.9 which is owned by the same company. In April 2017 95.9 went silent.
|City of license||Facility
|K229CL||93.7||Albuquerque, New Mexico||158009||250 vertical||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.
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- Query the FCC's FM station database for K229CL
- Radio-Locator information on K229CL
- FCC History Cards for KIVA