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City Yuba City, California
Broadcast area Sutter County, Yuba County
Branding Punjabi Radio USA
Slogan "Uniting Punjabis All Over"
Frequency 1450 kHz
First air date February 8, 1954
Format Punjabi
Power 160 watts day
500 watts night
Class C
Facility ID 17408
Transmitter coordinates 39°6′22″N 121°39′19″W / 39.10611°N 121.65528°W / 39.10611; -121.65528
Former callsigns KMYC (1941-1952)
KAGR (1954-1966)
KZIN (1966-1969)
Owner Punjabi American Media, LLC
(Punjabi American Media, LLC)
Webcast Listen Now
Website Punjabi Radio USA

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, at a purchase price of $390,000.

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%).

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  • 2005-2012 River Valley High School Football
  • 1987-1989 San Francisco 49ers Football
  • 1987-1989 Oakland Athletics Baseball

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