KRSX-FM

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KVGH
City of license North Shore, California
Broadcast area Palm Springs, California
Branding Valley 105.1
Slogan The Valley's Greatest Hits
Frequency 105.1 MHz
First air date 1997 (as KYHT at 105.3)
Format Classic Hits
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 27 meters
Class A
Facility ID 2316
Callsign meaning K Valley's Greatest Hits
Former callsigns KYHT (1997-2002)
KJAT (2002-2004)
KRSX-FM (2004-2014)
KQCM (2014-2015)
Former frequencies 105.3 MHz (1997-2014)
Owner S and H Broadcasting LLC
Sister stations KZXY, KATJ, KIXA
Website valley1051.com

KVGH (105.1 FM) is a commercial radio station in North Shore, California, broadcasting to the Palm Springs area. It airs a classic hits format branded as "Valley 105.1".

History[edit]

The station signed on in 1997 with the call letters KYHT. KYHT was a simulcast of KAVS in Mojave, California airing a Top 40 music format branded as "Hot 97".

When KAVS dropped the Top 40 music format in favor of a modern rock music format, KYHT remained in the simulcast rebranded as High Desert Modern Rock 97.7 & 105.3.

In 1998, KAVS/KYHT along with sister station KAVL were purchased by Jacor Communications (now Clear Channel Communications) leading to a return to Top 40 as a repeater of KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, California, rebranded as 97.7 & 105.3 KIISFM, with local programming hosted by Chester The Arrester and many live broadcasts on location. KYHT went off the air in early 1999 due to a windstorm that caused the transmitter building to buckle and become airborne, the station was restored 3 days later.

The grouping of 102.7 FM KIIS in Los Angeles, 1220 AM KIIS in Santa Clarita, 97.7 FM KAVS in the Antelope Valley, 105.3 FM KYHT in Barstow/Victor Valley, and 101.9 FM KFMS in Las Vegas created a nearly continuous coverage of KIISFM between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. However, 101.9 in Las Vegas was branded as KISS instead of KIIS.

After the Clear Channel Communications/Jacor Communications merger, KYHT's operations were moved to a building at 300 E Grace St in Barstow, CA. The station began airing local IDs as 105.3 KIISFM, discontinued replaying KAVS's local programming, and began airing local modern rock intensive Top 40 music programming during the weekends.

In 2001, KYHT became a part of Clear Channel's Victor Valley cluster and began to simulcast KZXY airing a hot adult contemporary music format full-time as Y 102 & 105. This flip resulted in 101.9 KISSFM in Las Vegas, switching to all local programming. The building where 105.3 KIISFM's local studio in Barstow resided became a factory for Hydropedes Glycerin-filled Insoles.

In 2002, KYHT changed call letters to KJAT, and began simulcasting 100.7 KATJ airing a country music format branded as Cat Country 100.7 & 105.3.

In 2004, KJAT adopted the current call letters, KRSX, airing an oldies music format syndicated by Jones Radio Network with the branding, "Cruisin' Oldies 105.3".

In November 2007, the license for the station was transferred to El Dorado Broadcasting Partners as part of Clear Channel's divestiture program.[1]

On August 8, 2011 KRSX-FM went silent (off the air). On November 14, 2011 KRSX-FM returned to the air broadcasting to the Twentynine Palms area with a talk/sports format.

On January 1, 2014 KRSX-FM changed their call letters to KQCM and changed their format to contemporary hit radio, branded as "KQ 105.3" (the KQCM calls and CHR format moved from 95.5 FM Twentynine Palms, CA [now KCLZ]).

Around July 1, 2014 KQCM went silent (off the air).

On June 5, 2015 KQCM moved to North Shore, California, serving the Palm Springs market, and changed frequency from 105.3 FM to 105.1 FM.

On June 19, 2015 KQCM changed their call letters to KVGH.

On July 1, 2015 KVGH returned to the air with a classic hits format, branded as "Valley 105.1".[1]

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Coordinates: 34°09′14″N 116°12′07″W / 34.154°N 116.202°W / 34.154; -116.202