KSVN (AM)

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KSVN
CityOgden, Utah
Broadcast areaOgden and Salt Lake City
SloganKe Padre Radio
Frequency730 kHz
Translator(s)K260DC (99.9 MHz, North Salt Lake)
First air dateSeptember 28, 1947 (1947-09-28)
FormatRegional Mexican
Power1,000 watts day
66 watts night
ClassD
Facility ID57444
Transmitter coordinates41°11′17″N 112°4′55″W / 41.18806°N 112.08194°W / 41.18806; -112.08194Coordinates: 41°11′17″N 112°4′55″W / 41.18806°N 112.08194°W / 41.18806; -112.08194
Call sign meaningK SeVeN (from former "K-7" branding)
Former call signsKSLO (1946)
KLWT (1946–1947)
KOPP (1947–1956)
KKOG (1956–1959)
OwnerAzteca Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stationsKSVN-CD
The KSVN studios and transmitter, near Hooper, Utah.

KSVN (730 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Regional Mexican format. Licensed to Ogden, Utah, United States, it serves the Ogden and Salt Lake City area. The station is currently owned by Azteca Broadcasting Corporation.

History[edit]

KSVN began broadcasting as an English-language station, KOPP, on September 28, 1947.[1] Before its sign on, the station was assigned the call letters KSLO (which were withdrawn following objections from KLO and KSL) and KLWT; the KOPP call sign was assigned on June 13, 1947. The call letters were changed to KKOG on April 9, 1956, and KSVN on November 29, 1959.[2]

In the 1960s, KSVN was known as "K-7 Radio", also known as "K-730 Radio", and was owned by the same group that owned KSXX "K-630" in Salt Lake City. The two stations were sister top 40 stations before KCPX (1320) became a top 40 powerhouse in the mid-1960s (KSXX changed to a talk format station in 1965, and later changed call letters to KTKK). In 1989, KSVN began broadcasting in Spanish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ogden, Utah Has New AM and FM Facilities" (PDF). Broadcasting-Telecasting. September 29, 1947. p. 54. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "KSVN history cards" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved January 12, 2019.

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