KMIA (AM)

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KMIA
City Auburn-Federal Way
Broadcast area Seattle metropolitan area
Branding La Zeta 1210
Frequency 1210 kHz
First air date 1958 (as KASY at 1220)
Format Regional Mexican
Power 27,500 watts (day)
10,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 33683
Transmitter coordinates 47°18′20″N 122°14′57″W / 47.30556°N 122.24917°W / 47.30556; -122.24917
(day)
47°18′00″N 122°11′22″W / 47.30000°N 122.18944°W / 47.30000; -122.18944
(night)
Former callsigns KASY (1958-1989)
KBSG (1989-2003)
KNWX (2003-2004)
KWMG (2004-2007)
KTBK (2007-2011)
Former frequencies 1220 kHz (1958-1989)
Owner Amador and Rosalie Bustos
(Bustos Media Holdings, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website kmia.lazetaradio.com

KMIA (1210 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a regional Mexican format. Licensed to Auburn-Federal Way, Washington, United States, it serves the Seattle metropolitan area. The station is currently owned by Amador and Rosalie Bustos, through licensee Bustos Media Holdings, LLC. Edward and June Garre were the founders of this station which began as KASY in 1958 (broadcasting on 1220 AM), running an MOR format until 1989.[1] It was then a simulcast of KBSG until around 2002, before changing to a business format as KNWX, the former callsign of KTTH until 2003, from 2003-2004 before switching to the regional Mexican format, first as KWMG and later as KTBK.

Bustos Media used to own the station. In September 2010, Bustos transferred most of its licenses to Adelante Media Group as part of a settlement with its lenders.[2]

The station switched to a Spanish popular hits format on November 7, 2011, calling itself "Latino 1210" and operating under the call letters of KMIA.

Effective December 10, 2014, Bustos Media reacquired KMIA, along with eight other stations and a translator, from Adelante Media for $6 million.

On December 31, 2014 KMIA changed their format to regional Mexican, branded as "La Zeta 1210".

On November 29, 2016 KMIA was granted a Federal Communications Commission construction permit to move the night transmitter to the day transmitter site and reduce night power to 220 watts.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seattle Tacoma Oldies Radio". 
  2. ^ "NAP CLOSES ON BUSTOS, LAUNCHES ADELANTE". Radio Ink. September 27, 2010. Archived from the original on December 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Application for Construction Permit for Commercial Broadcast Station". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. November 29, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 

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