|City||Bermuda Dunes, California|
|Broadcast area||Palm Springs, California|
|Slogan||Positive and Encoraging|
|Translator(s)||K247CL (97.3 MHz, Indio)|
|First air date||1997 (as KYHT at 105.3)|
|HAAT||175 meters (574 ft)|
|Former callsigns||KNKG (1992)
|Former frequencies||105.3 MHz (1997-2014)|
|Owner||Educational Media Foundation|
KLXB (105.1 MHz) is an FM radio station, licensed to Bermuda Dunes, California, broadcasting to the Palm Springs radio market in the Coachella Valley. It is currently airing EMF's "K-Love" contemporary Christian radio format.
In 1998, KAVS/KYHT along with sister station KAVL were purchased by Jacor 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-FM 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 KIIS-FM 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. 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 November 2007, the license for the station was transferred to El Dorado Broadcasting Partners as part of Clear Channel's divestiture program.
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 (now KCLZ)).
Around July 1, 2014, KQCM went dark (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". The station changed its call sign to the current KVGH-FM on February 23, 2016.
On November 3, 2016, Educational Media Foundation acquired KVGH from S&H Broadcasting for $1.125 million; EMF has already announced its intention to flip the station to its K-Love network as a satellite of KLVR in Middletown. The classic hits format may survive as S&H retains simulcaster KVGH, which holds a CP for new translator 106.5 K293CL Spring Valley as well as KHCV.
Effective December 15, 2016, KVGH-FM's community of license changed to Bermuda Dunes, California.
On January 31, 2017, EMF's purchase of the station was consummated, at which point KVGH-FM changed their call letters to KLXB and dropped its classic hits format (still airing on KVGH 1270 AM) and began stunting.
On February 27, 2017, KLXB ended stunting and to EMF's K-Love contemporary Christian format.
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