KCOD

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For the airport serving Cody, Wyoming assigned the ICAO code KCOD, see Yellowstone Regional Airport.
KCOD
City Palm Springs, California
Broadcast area Coachella Valley
Frequency 1450 kHz
First air date 1954 (as KPAL)
Format Silent
Power 960 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 35496
Transmitter coordinates 33°48′7.00″N 116°27′44.00″W / 33.8019444°N 116.4622222°W / 33.8019444; -116.4622222
Callsign meaning College of the Desert
Former callsigns KPAL (1954-1971)
KPSI (1971-1997)
KGAM (1997-2010)
KPTR (2010-2017)
Owner College of the Desert
(Desert Community College District d/b/a College of the Desert)

KCOD (1450 AM) is a radio station licensed to Palm Springs, California, United States. It serves the Coachella Valley area. The station is owned by College of the Desert.

The station was previously owned by R & R Radio as progressive talk station KPTR, a format and call sign transferred from 1340 AM (which became KWXY) on February 2, 2010; prior to then, 1450 AM was KGAM, which carried conservative talk shows and ESPN Radio.[1] R & R donated KPTR to College of the Desert on November 1, 2016.[2][3] The college intends to operate the station as a noncommercial station; in preparation for the change, R & R took KPTR silent on July 10, 2016.[4] The progressive talk format was relocated to KWXY; that station would go silent as well one month later.[5] KPTR changed its call letters to KCOD on January 8, 2017;[6] in a December 2016 filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), College of the Desert said that it would return the station to the air by April.[7]

The transmitter and broadcast tower are located between Palm Springs and Cathedral City on Dinah Shore Drive. According to the Antenna Structure Registration database, the tower is 52 m (171 ft) tall.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Venta, Lance (February 1, 2010). "Palm Springs Station Shuffle". RadioInsight. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. February 22, 2016. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. November 1, 2016. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. July 13, 2016. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  5. ^ Venta, Lance (August 3, 2016). "Palm Springs AM Duo To Go Dark". RadioInsight. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Call Sign History (KCOD)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Request to Extend STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. December 22, 2016. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  8. ^ FCC Antenna Structure Registration database

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