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CityEl Paso, Texas
Broadcast areaEl Paso metropolitan area - Ciudad Juarez
Branding"José 1650 AM"
SloganToca Las De Tu Rancho
Frequency1650 MHz
FormatMexican Regional Adult Hits
ERP96,000 watts
100,000 with beam tilt
HAAT433 meters (1,421 ft)
Facility ID51709
Transmitter coordinates31°47′46″N 106°28′57″W / 31.79611°N 106.48250°W / 31.79611; -106.48250Coordinates: 31°47′46″N 106°28′57″W / 31.79611°N 106.48250°W / 31.79611; -106.48250
Callsign meaningFrom the television station: KINT-TV
Former callsignsKPAS (1974-92)
KSVE (March 18-May 20, 1994)
OwnerEntravision Communications
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)

KVSE-AM (1650 AM) is a radio station in El Paso, Texas, also serving Las Cruces, New Mexico and widely heard over the U.S.-Mexican border in Ciudad Juarez and surrounding communties. The station is currently owned by Entravision Communications.[1] The station airs a radio format called "José." It features Regional Mexican adult hits.

KSVE-AM's studio facilities are located on North Mesa Street (Texas State Highway 20) in northwest El Paso, and its transmitter is located atop the Franklin Mountains in the El Paso city limits. AM 1650 KSVE had previously simulcast KINT-FM. On September 8th, 2019 The Station Ended Its Simulcast And Rebranded As José 1650 AM.


In 1975, a license was given for a new station on 93.9 FM in El Paso, KPAS. "94FM" was El Paso's original rock station but changed away from the format in 1981, chasing listeners toward KLAQ at 95.5. Prior to Spanish-language programing, this station also aired Hot AC and CHR formats.

For the first time, in 1992, KPAS became KINT-FM. On March 18, 1994, the station changed its call sign to KSVE, only to revert to KINT-FM on May 20 of that year.[2]

Spanish-language programming began in 1994 with the original "La Caliente" format (now occupied by an unrelated radio station XEJUA-AM) which broadcast Tejano music between 1994 and 1998; by then, the branding flipped to a Mexican Regional Top 40 format. That branding ended in 2007 in favor of Spanish-language variety AC "José FM" format, which ended in January 8, 2018 in favor of "La Suavecita" format, returning the Mexican Regional music to this station, this time as a Mexican Regional AC.[3]


  1. ^ "KINT-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "KINT-FM Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ Entravision Ditches Jose in 12 Markets on 2018-08-01. Retrieved 2018-08-01

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