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Punjabi Radio USA LOGO.png
CityYuba City, California
Broadcast areaSutter County, Yuba County
BrandingPunjabi Radio USA
Slogan"Uniting Punjabis All Over"
Frequency1450 kHz
First air dateFebruary 8, 1954
FormatPunjabi language
ERP160 watts Day
500 watts Night
Facility ID17408
Transmitter coordinates39°6′22″N 121°39′19″W / 39.10611°N 121.65528°W / 39.10611; -121.65528
Former callsignsKMYC (1941-1952)
KAGR (1954-1966)
KZIN (1966-1969)
OwnerPunjabi American Media, LLC
(Punjabi American Media, LLC)
Sister stationsKIID KLHC KWRU
WebcastListen Now

KOBO (1450 AM) is a Multicultural radio station. Licensed to Yuba City, California, United States. KOBO 1450 AM is simulcast with KIID 1470 AM and KWRU 1300 AM.

The station was sold by Tom Huth (Huth Broadcasting) to Punjabi American Media LLC, which had an agreement with the seller to provide programs under the banner of Punjabi Radio USA. Sale-related documents filed in May 2015 with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), show a "time brokerage agreement" enabled Punjabi American to program the station, while waiting for the FCC to approve transferring the license for KOBO from Huth to the buyers. The sale was consummated on October 13, 2015.

The Punjabi American community in Sutter County is one of the largest outside the state of Punjab, India. It is most concentrated in South Yuba City where 20.2% of residents are South Asian, predominantly Punjabi, followed by Live Oak (7.8%), Tierra Buena (7.8%), and Yuba City (6.4%).Punjabi Americans are among California’s most successful farmers. Immigrants from India’s Punjab region have adopted new methods while preserving—and sharing—the customs and culture of their ancestral homeland.

In 2013 Kash Gill and 2017 Preet Didbal were named the first Sikh/Punjabi American Mayors of Yuba City.

Format history[edit]


  • 2005-2012 River Valley High School Football
  • 1986-1989 Oakland Athletics Baseball
  • 1986-1989 San Francisco 49ers Football
  • 1986-1989 California Golden Bears Football

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