KIVA (AM)

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KIVA
City Albuquerque, New Mexico
Broadcast area Albuquerque, New Mexico
Branding Fox News ABQ
Frequency 1600 kHz
Translator(s) 93.7 K229CL
First air date 1956
Format Talk
Power 10,000 watts (day)
175 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 65257
Transmitter coordinates 35°03′04″N 106°38′34″W / 35.05111°N 106.64278°W / 35.05111; -106.64278Coordinates: 35°03′04″N 106°38′34″W / 35.05111°N 106.64278°W / 35.05111; -106.64278
Former callsigns KNUS (1988-1989)
KZKL (1989-1993)
KRLL (1993-1995)
KNOS (1995-1989)
KZKL (1989-1993)
KDZZ (1997-1999)
KIVA (1999-2002)
KANM (2002-2005)
KRKE (2005-2012)
Owner Edward Aragon
(Rock of Talk LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website abq.fm

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.

Programming[edit]

KIVA broadcasts a talk radio and news radio format,[1] 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 4PM to 6PM. 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 8AM to 5PM 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.

KIVA brands itself as Fox News ABQ.FM. Hourly news updates are provided by Fox News as well as bottom of the hour business updates during the weekdays from Fox Business.

The station broadcasts via its 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, Clyde Lewis, and Infowars.

FM Broadcast[edit]

KIVA first began broadcasting on the FM band in June 2013 on K240BL 95.9 Albuquerque. The translator upgraded it's 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.

Broadcast translators of KIVA
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Class FCC info
K229CL 93.7 Albuquerque, New Mexico 158009 250 vertical D FCC

History[edit]

Logo for KRKE from 2005-2011

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  2. ^ "KIVA Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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