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KRJK logo.jpg
City Lamont, California
Broadcast area Bakersfield, California
Branding 97.3 Jack FM
Slogan "Playing what we want!"
Frequency 97.3 MHz
First air date September 30, 2011
Format Variety hits
Language(s) English
ERP 2,000 watts
HAAT 171 meters (561 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 183302
Transmitter coordinates 35°11′36″N 118°43′10″W / 35.19333°N 118.71944°W / 35.19333; -118.71944
Callsign meaning BaKeRsfield's JacK FM
Owner Buck Owens Broadcasting
(Buck Owens Production Company, Inc.)
Sister stations KCWR, KUZZ, KUZZ-FM
Webcast Listen Live

KRJK (97.3 FM, "97.3 Jack FM") is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Lamont, California. The station is owned by Buck Owens Broadcasting (which is controlled by the estate of the late Buck Owens) and the broadcast license is held by Buck Owens Production Company, Inc.


KRJK broadcasts a "Jack FM"-branded variety hits music format (under license from Sparknet Communications) to the greater Bakersfield, California, area.[1][2][3]


In October 2009, Owens One Company, Inc., applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a construction permit for a new broadcast radio station. The FCC granted this permit on May 5, 2010, with a scheduled expiration date of May 5, 2013.[4] The new station was assigned call sign "KRJK" on September 20, 2011.[5] The station began broadcast operations at 3 p.m. on September 29, 2011.[3] It received its broadcast license on October 25, 2011.[6]


  1. ^ Venta, Lance (September 23, 2011). "Jack Coming To Bakersfield". Radio Insight. Retrieved October 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved October 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Edelhart, Courtenay (October 3, 2011). "Bakersfield gets new rock radio station". Bakersfield Californian. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BNPH-20091016ACY)". FCC Media Bureau. May 5, 2010. Retrieved October 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. Retrieved October 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-20111004AAT)". FCC Media Bureau. October 25, 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 

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