KKNT

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KKNT
960 KKNT logo.png
CityPhoenix, Arizona
Broadcast areaPhoenix area
Branding960 The Patriot
Frequency960 kHz
First air date1947
FormatTalk radio
Power5,000 watts
ClassB
Facility ID13508
Transmitter coordinates33°41′34″N 112°0′9″W / 33.69278°N 112.00250°W / 33.69278; -112.00250Coordinates: 33°41′34″N 112°0′9″W / 33.69278°N 112.00250°W / 33.69278; -112.00250
Callsign meaningK K News Talk
Former callsignsKOOL (1947-1979,
1983-1996)
KARZ (1979-1983)
KPXQ (1996-1999)
KCTK (1999-2002)
AffiliationsSalem Radio Network, Westwood One
OwnerSalem Media Group
(Salem Communications Holding Corporation)
Sister stations1010 KXXT, 1360 KPXQ
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.960thepatriot.com

KKNT (960 AM, "960 The Patriot") is a radio station broadcasting a talk radio format. KKNT is licensed to Phoenix, Arizona, United States, and broadcasts at 5000 watts. The station is owned by Salem Communications Holding Corporation, a subsidiary of the Salem Media Group.[1]

Most of the programs heard weekdays on KKNT are nationally syndicated hosts from the Salem Radio Network: Dennis Prager, Sebastian Gorka, Mike Gallagher, Hugh Hewitt and Larry Elder. KKNT also airs Mark Levin from Westwood One and a local show with host Seth Leibsohn. Weekends include programs on money, health, finances, the outdoors, firearms and brokered programming.

History[edit]

The station signed on in 1947 as KOOL. The station changed its call letters to KARZ in 1979, but reverted to KOOL in 1983.[2] For many years, the station aired an adult contemporary format, but would change to 1950s/1960s oldies (though not simulcasting its long-time FM sister station) on January 7, 1987.[3]

In late 1995, KOOL began simulcasting KOOL-FM, getting rid of "older-leaning oldies".[4]

On October 7, 1996, the call letters changed to KPXQ; on October 14, 1999 to KCTK; and on September 1, 2002 to the current KKNT.[2] The station adopted its current format in 2002; before that, it was the Christian instruction and talk station KPXQ, or "Q96." The KPXQ call sign was moved to 1360AM.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KKNT Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ a b "KKNT Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-RandR/1980s/1987/RR-1987-01-09.pdf
  4. ^ "Vox Jox". Billboard. 107 (41): 79. Oct 14, 1995.

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