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City Chico, California
Branding NewsTalk 1290 KPAY
Frequency 1290 kHz
Translator(s) 98.1 K251AV (Paradise)
First air date 1935
Format News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 22975
Owner Deer Creek Broadcasting
Webcast Listen Live

KPAY (1290 AM) is a news/talk formatted radio station in Northern California. The station can be heard in Butte County, California, and parts of Tehama County, Glenn County, and Colusa County. The station's transmitter power is 5,000 watts and is located in Chico, California. The station is owned by Deer Creek Broadcasting. KPAY became a radio affiliate of FOX News Radio in 2006.


In October 1949, KXOC-AM began broadcasting. In February 1953, KXOC-AM changed its call sign to KPAY-AM. In July 1994, the KPAY building was destroyed by fire.[1] The station was originally located at 1060 on the AM band, but moved up to the 1290 frequency which was once occupied by KHSL.

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  1. ^ Chico: A 20th Century Pictoral History

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Coordinates: 39°42′37″N 121°47′19″W / 39.71028°N 121.78861°W / 39.71028; -121.78861