|City of license||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Broadcast area||Albuquerque/Santa Fe, New Mexico|
|Branding||99.5 Magic FM|
|Slogan||"Best Mix of Yesterday and Today"|
|First air date||November 11, 1963 (as KARA-FM)|
(with beam tilt)
|HAAT||1,259 meters (4,131 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||MaGic Albuquerque|
|Former callsigns||KARA-FM (1963-1967)
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
|Sister stations||KBZU, KDRF, KKOB, KKOB-FM, KNML, KRST, KTBL|
KMGA (99.5 FM) is a radio station licensed to serve Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. The station is owned by Cumulus Media. Its studios are located in Downtown Albuquerque and the transmitter tower is located atop Sandia Crest east of the city.
KMGA broadcasts an adult contemporary music format to the greater Albuquerque/Santa Fe, New Mexico, area for about 11 months of the year. Notable personalities on the station include syndicated hosts Delilah and John Tesh and local hosts Jon Allen along with Meredith Dunkel and Chris Fox of "The Meredith and Fox Show" in the morning beginning in June 2015.
Scott Simon and Rachel Michaels had hosted "Magic in the morning with Simon and Rachel" beginning in late May 2014. Simon and Rachel had moved over from country sister station KRST 92.3 which at that time had picked up the Nash FM brand as well as the national morning show. However Simon and Rachel were out after 11 months. Phil Moore had previously hosted mornings for seventeen years before retiring. By May 2012, KMGA became the market's only AC station.
KMGA has always played Christmas music between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Like most AC radio stations around the country, KMGA changes its format each year to playing all Christmas music beginning sometime in mid-to-late November until December 26. The slogan used during this period is "Albuquerque's Home for the Holidays".
Jingles and imaging
Currently KMGA uses Pure AC Bright. KMGA commissioned the Brighter version, and WWLI, also owned by Cumulus, commissioned the Lighter version.
In the past KMGA used various packages from Reelworld until 2014.
KMGA uses the Benztown AC library for imaging, along with other AC stations owned by Cumulus.
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved August 4, 2009.
- "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved August 4, 2009.
- KMGA official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KMGA
- Radio-Locator information on KMGA
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KMGA
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