KLLB

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KLLB
CityWest Jordan, Utah
Broadcast areaSalt Lake City, Utah
Slogan"America's Best Gospel"
Frequency1510 kHz
First air date1982[1]
Last air dateMay 2, 2017 (2017-05-02)
FormatDefunct (formerly Gospel)
Power10,000 watts day
1,000 watts critical hours
ClassD
Facility ID68865
Transmitter coordinates40°33′6″N 111°58′17″W / 40.55167°N 111.97139°W / 40.55167; -111.97139
Former callsignsKZZI (1981-1990)
OwnerUnited Security Financial, Inc.
Sister stationsKBJA, KTKK

KLLB (1510 AM) was a Christian/Gospel formatted radio station licensed to West Jordan, Utah. The station served the Salt Lake City area. The station was owned by United Security Financial, Inc.[2]

The KLLB tower in West Jordan, Utah.

The station signed off air every night, usually at or around local sunset. Other stations such as KGA from Spokane, Washington could be heard in its place. Because KGA was a Class A station until 2008, KLLB had to sign off at night to protect KGA's skywave service area from interference.[3] Since the station's tower was constructed in the 1980s, a housing development had been built around the tower and ultimately a street will replace the land where the tower now stands.[4][5] The station had applied for a construction permit to move its tower farther west near Utah State Route 111. This application has since been dismissed.

The station shared its tower with KTKK (630 AM) Sandy, Utah, whose tower was also coincidentally displaced due to a housing development.[4] KTKK has since signed off the air.

History[edit]

The station was assigned the call letters KZZI on December 7, 1981. The station began broadcasting in 1982. The first format on the station was Spanish Language Variety Music. The station switched to English Language talk radio, and at one point, adopted a Minnesota town (Madison, Minnesota) during a severe drought in the late 1980s. The station's listeners helped with a number of efforts.[6] The original owner sold the station in 1988, and it was sold again in 1990 to the final owner,[7] United Security Financial, which is controlled by children of the late minister of the Faith Temple Church, known as "Mama." The studios were located in the basement of the church.

On February 15, 1990, the station changed its call sign to KLLB and adopted the gospel format.[8]

KLLB went silent on May 2, 2017;[9] the tower was demolished in June.[10] KLLB's license was surrendered on September 25, 2017 and cancelled on September 26th at the licensee's request.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB/2010/D4-2010-BC-YB-7.pdf
  2. ^ "KLLB Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ 47CFR§73.182(a)(1)(i)(B)
  4. ^ a b "KLLB tower". NorthEast Radio Watch. August 23, 2007.
  5. ^ KLLB Transmitter map - Google Maps
  6. ^ "KZZI Listeners Are Helping Parched Town In Midwest". Deseret News. July 9, 1988. Retrieved 2008-11-13.
  7. ^ "Application Search Results". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  8. ^ "KLLB Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  9. ^ "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. June 12, 2017. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  10. ^ Johnson, Annie L. "RE: License Cancellation". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  11. ^ "FCC Daily Digest" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission p. 4. September 29, 2017. Retrieved September 29, 2017.

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