KCOD

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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]

As of May 2017, the progressive talk format remains off-air, KWXY (1340) remains "beautiful" music, and 1450 is still dark.

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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