KLUN

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KLUN
CityPaso Robles, California
Broadcast areaSan Luis Obispo, California
BrandingRadio Lazer 103.1 FM
Frequency103.1 MHz
First air dateAugust 1995
FormatRegional Mexican
Language(s)Spanish
ERP1,100 watts
HAAT232 meters (761 ft)
ClassA
Facility ID2243
Former callsignsKTBG (1992-1995)
KNCR-FM (1995-1997)
KBZX (1997-1999)
OwnerRadio Lazer
(Lazer Licenses, LLC)
WebsiteRadio Lazer Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo

KLUN (103.1 FM) is a commercial radio station that is licensed to Paso Robles, California, United States and serves the San Luis Obispo, California area. The station is owned by Radio Lazer and airs a regional Mexican music format.

History[edit]

The station first signed on in August 1995 as KNCR-FM with an adult contemporary (AC) music format. It was launched by Andy J. Fakas, who purchased the station's U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) construction permit from original holder Jean Yang in 1993.[1][2] On August 22, 1997, Sarape Communications Inc., headed by Fakas, changed the call sign of KNCR-FM to KBZX.[3] The station was also simulcast on sister station KZBK (94.1 FM) in Oceano, California.

In November 1998, Sarape Communications sold KBZX and KBZK to Moon Broadcasting Paso Robles LLC, a Los Angeles-based ownership group led by Abel A. de Luna, for $750,000.[4] The following April, the new owner ended the simulcast and flipped each station to separate Spanish-language formats. KBZX changed its call sign to KLUN and adopted a Spanish AC format branded as "Radio Tequila".[5] In June 2000, Lazer Broadcasting, based in Oxnard purchased KLUN and its sister station, now called KLMM, from Moon Broadcasting for $1.15 million.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Radio Stations in the U.S." (PDF). Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook. New Providence, New Jersey: R.R. Bowker. 1997. p. B-54. ISBN 0-8352-3852-0. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting and Cable. New Providence, New Jersey: R.R. Bowker. August 2, 1993. p. 57. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  3. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting and Cable. New Providence, New Jersey: R.R. Bowker. September 15, 1997. p. 122. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Changing Hands" (PDF). Broadcasting and Cable. R.R. Bowker. November 30, 1998. p. 130. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Rumbles, Pt. 1" (PDF). Radio and Records. April 23, 1999. p. 28. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "Emmis Enters Phoenix, Denver With Clear Channel Spins" (PDF). Radio and Records. June 23, 2000. p. 6. Retrieved August 18, 2018.

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Coordinates: 35°38′46″N 120°44′20″W / 35.646°N 120.739°W / 35.646; -120.739