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City Medford, Oregon
Broadcast area Medford-Ashland
Branding NewsTalk 1440
Frequency 1440 kHz
Translator(s) 106.7 K294AS (Ashland)
First air date 1922 (as KFAY)
Format News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 14352
Transmitter coordinates 42°18′36″N 122°48′41″W / 42.31000°N 122.81139°W / 42.31000; -122.81139Coordinates: 42°18′36″N 122°48′41″W / 42.31000°N 122.81139°W / 42.31000; -122.81139
Former callsigns KFAY (1922-1950)
Owner Bicoastal Media Licenses Vi, LLC
Sister stations KRWQ, KLDZ, KYVL, KIFS
Webcast Listen Live

KMED (1440 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News/Talk format.[1] Licensed to Medford, Oregon, United States, the station serves the Medford-Ashland area. The station is currently owned by Bicoastal Media Licenses Vi, LLC.[2]

KMED is rebroadcast on FM translator K294AS, Ashland, on 106.7 MHz.[3]


The station began in 1922 with call letters KFAY. At that time, it was owned by William Virgin, and it was the station's policy to stay on the air only until all its commercials had been broadcast. Then it was promptly shut down and the staff went out to sell more air time. At one point during the early 1920s, someone broke into the station and stole all its equipment, leaving only a piano bench behind. Virgin died in 1927, and his wife, Blanche, then operated the station until she sold it to Radio Medford in 1950.[4]


KMED also broadcasts on the following translator:

Broadcast translators of KMED
Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
K294AS 106.7 Ashland, Oregon 78 D FCC


  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Spring 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  2. ^ "KMED Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
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  4. ^ 1922-Year Radio's Population Soared (PDF). Broadcasting. May 14, 1962. p. 90. Retrieved March 6, 2014. (PDF)

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