KKJL

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KKJL
CitySan Luis Obispo, California
Broadcast areaSan Luis Obispo, California
BrandingK-Jewel
Slogan"The Central Coast's Best Music"
Frequency1400 kHz
Translator(s)106.5 K293AW (San Luis Obispo)
First air dateFebruary 10, 1960
FormatAdult standards
Power1,000 watts day and night
ClassC
Facility ID58897
Transmitter coordinates35°15′51.00″N 120°39′56.00″W / 35.2641667°N 120.6655556°W / 35.2641667; -120.6655556
Callsign meaningK K-JeweL
Former callsignsKSLY (1960-1984)
KUNA (1984-1985)
KLTW (1985-1988)
KKCB (1988-1992)
KIXT (1992-1993)
KIID (1993-1995)
AffiliationsWestwood One
Westwood One News
Golden State Warriors
OwnerPacific Coast Media, LLC
Sister stationsKXTK

KKJL (1400 kHz, "K-Jewel") is a commercial AM radio station that is licensed to San Luis Obispo, California, United States and serves the San Luis Obispo area. The station is owned by Pacific Coast Media, LLC and broadcasts an adult standards format. KKJL is the San Luis Obispo radio affiliate of the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.

KKJL is rebroadcast on FM translator K293AW (106.5 MHz) in San Luis Obispo.

History[edit]

The station first signed on February 10, 1960 as KSLY.[1] Original owner Rex O. Stevenson sold the station to Berry Broadcasters Inc. for $50,000 in April 1961.[2] In January 1976, KSLY Broadcasting Company, owned by Homer Odom, sold KSLY and FM sister station KUNA to two separate corporations owned by the same Chicago-based group for a combined $535,000.[3] Three years later, in July 1979, the station pair was sold to San Luis Obispo Broadcasting Inc., owned by Dudley A. White, for $1,575,000.[4]

In February 1984, KSLY, a top 40 outlet, switched call signs and formats with KUNA, which aired a beautiful music format.[5][6] The call letters changed again to KLTW in March 1985,[7] then to KKCB on May 13, 1988.[8][9]

On May 7, 1990, San Luis Obispo Broadcasting sold KKCB and FM station KSLY to MHHF Media Ventures Inc. for $1.6 million.[10] The new owner changed the AM station's call letters to KIXT on August 7, 1992.[11] Further call sign changes came on November 1, 1993 to KIID and on June 1, 1995 to KKJL.[9]

In April 2014, San Luis Obispo Broadcasting sold KKJL and its translator to Pacific Coast Media, LLC, which also owns KXTK, for $360,000.[12] The transaction closed two months later.[13]

Translator[edit]

In June 2010, San Luis Obispo Broadcasting purchased a translator station to simulcast KKJL on the FM band. That station, K293AW in San Luis Obispo, began rebroadcasting KKJL in November 2011 at the 106.5 MHz frequency.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of AM and FM Radio Stations in the U.S." (PDF). Broadcasting Yearbook. Broadcasting Publications Inc. 1960. p. A-121. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "Changing Hands" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. April 17, 1961. p. 52. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Changing Hands" (PDF). Broadcasting. January 5, 1976. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Changing Hands" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. July 30, 1979. p. 56. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. February 6, 1984. p. 182. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  6. ^ Denver, Joel (December 14, 1984). "1984: CHR Is Back And Stronger Than Ever" (PDF). Radio and Records. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. March 11, 1985. p. 86. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. June 13, 1988. p. 66. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Call Sign History: KKJL". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access. U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. September 7, 1992. p. 78. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  11. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. September 7, 1992. p. 78. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  12. ^ "California AM-Translator Combo Sold". AllAccess.com. All Access Music Group. April 9, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  13. ^ "Birmingham AM-Translator Combo Donated". AllAccess.com. All Access Music Group. June 10, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  14. ^ Tanner, Kathe (November 16, 2011). "KKJL-AM now also simulcast on FM". The Tribune. San Luis Obispo, California. Retrieved July 11, 2018.

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