KLBU

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For the Pecos, New Mexico radio station that held the call sign KLBU at 102.9 FM from 2003 to 2015, see KSFE (FM).
KLBU
City Santa Fe, New Mexico
Broadcast area Santa Fe, New Mexico
Branding Jam'n 94.7
Slogan Today & back in the day
Frequency 94.7 MHz
First air date 2000 (as KBOM)
Format Rhythmic Hot AC
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 243 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 31801
Callsign meaning "Blu" previous brand on 102.9
Former callsigns KZXA (1992-2000, CP)
KBOM (2000-2007)
KKIM-FM (2007-2015)
Owner Hutton Broadcasting
Sister stations KBAC, KQBA, KVSF (AM), KVSF-FM, KTRC
Webcast Listen Live
Website santafe.com/947

KLBU (94.7 FM) is a commercial radio station located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, broadcasting to the Santa Fe, New Mexico area. KLBU airs a Rhythmic hot AC music format branded as "Jam'n 94.7".

History[edit]

The station (formerly KBOM) has had numerous formats in recent years from the long-running "K-Bomb" oldies format that had relocated (along with the KBOM call-sign) from 106.7 FM (now KAGM) after it was sold in late 2000, to Rhythmic Top 40 as "The Bomb" from 2002-2004, smooth jazz in 2004-2005, and simulcasting the news and talk format from sister station KAGM 106.3 in Albuquerque. In September 2006 listeners were asked to vote for the new format on a website that had been set up after the KAGM simulcast was discontinued. The result would be "High Altitude Rock" a mix of classic rock, alternative, and adult album alternative aimed at outdoor enthusiasts. The format was planned to move to KVSF-FM 101.5 which was purchased by Hutton Broadcasting but had instead changed to "Project 101.5".

On June 29, 2007, 94.7 became KKIM-FM with a religious format that was simulcast from KKIM (AM) 1000 in Albuquerque.

On November 5, 2012, KKIM-FM switched to a Regional Mexican music format branded as "Radio Lobo" simulcast from KLVO in Belen/Albuquerque.

In April 2015, American General Media and Hutton Broadcasting agreed to swap stations in Santa Fe, with KKIM-FM going to Hutton and KLBU 102.9 going to AGM.[1] On June 30, 2015 the callsign on the booster for 102.9 in Santa Fe was changed to KSFE-1 while KLBU-1 was assigned to the 94.7 booster however KLBU remained the callsign for 102.9 and KKIM-FM for 94.7 until July 31.

On July 31, 2015, KKIM-FM changed their call letters to KLBU and changed their format to rhythmic hot adult contemporary, branded as "Jam'n 94.7".[2] Radio Lobo moved to KSFE 102.9.

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Coordinates: 36°05′20″N 106°01′44″W / 36.089°N 106.029°W / 36.089; -106.029