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K-Brite 740.png
City San Diego, California
Broadcast area San Diego, California
Branding K-Brite
Slogan K-Brite 1240 AM
Frequency 1240 kHz
First air date 1963 as KSON
Format Christian radio
simulcast of KBRT
Power 550 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 30831
Transmitter coordinates 32°41′40.00″N 117°7′17.00″W / 32.6944444°N 117.1213889°W / 32.6944444; -117.1213889
Callsign meaning none
Former callsigns KSON (1963-1996)
KDDZ (1996-1997)
KSON (1997-2009)[1]
Affiliations none

Donald Crawford

Crawford Broadcasting
(Kiertron, Inc.)
Sister stations none
Webcast Listen Live

KNSN (1240 AM, "K-Brite") is a radio station licensed to serve San Diego, California, USA. The station is owned by Donald Crawford's Crawford Broadcasting, through licensee Kiertron, Inc.

From 2009 until late-July 2014, it broadcast a Spanish language Catholic format as ESNE Radio when it moved to its current home on KURS 1390 AM.


KNSN (New-Left; Old-Right)

Previously, KNSN was a gospel music radio station, having that format from January 2007 until July 2007. Prior to that format, it had been a KidStar Radio affiliate from July 24, 1996, but that radio network was short-lived and merged with Radio Disney. Before that, KSON had a country music format that was simulcast with KSON-FM 97.3. KNSN shares its antenna with KURS. During a heavy rain/wind storm in the end of December 2004, approximately half of the radio antenna tower collapsed and fell, leaving the tower at a height of about 200 feet. It had been 442 feet. The station was sold to Multicultural Broadcasting Inc. on June 1, 2009.[2][3]

On May 22, 2014, Crawford Broadcasting announced they would acquire KNSN for $1.5 million through licensee Kiertron, Inc.[4] The sale was consummated on July 25, 2014. [5] KNSN went silent in late-July 2014 in preparation for a new format under Crawford Broadcasting ownership. As a result, ESNE Radio moved to KURS.

KNSN signed on again on September 29, 2014, as a simulcast of KBRT.

KSON first came on the air in 1946. 1240 kHz and 250 watt RCA transmitter, tower was 250 feet. The station was owned and operated by Fred Rebal.


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