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City Yreka, California
Broadcast area Yreka area
Branding Jefferson Public Radio
Frequency 1490 kHz
(also on HD Radio)
Format News Talk Information
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 15313
Transmitter coordinates 41°43′28.00″N 122°39′0.00″W / 41.7244444°N 122.6500000°W / 41.7244444; -122.6500000
Affiliations National Public Radio
Public Radio International
Owner Southern Oregon University
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.ijpr.org

KSYC (1490 AM, "Radio 1490") is a Jefferson Public Radio affiliate radio station based in Yreka, California.


The station was founded in 1947 and signed on the air as a country music station, which had been Yreka's radio staple for many years. Its format slowly evolved to one of "middle of the road", with polkas being heard regularly in the mid 1960s through early 1970s. From the mid-1960s until the mid-1970s, KSYC would play top 40 music during evening hours. The studio was located at the transmitter site, several blocks from downtown Yreka.

In 1974 it was sold to Gary Hawk from the Los Angeles, California, area, d.b.a. Dalmatian Enterprises, Inc., and sometime later Gary added the FM station.

KSYC was one of the stations sold to Siskiyou Radio Partners, Inc. in 1995, owned by Tom Huth and Bob Darling. The call letters remained the same, but the format was moved to the FM band at 103.9 MHz, now known as "The Country Station". The station was then sold to Four Rivers Broadcasting, who also purchased KMJC, KMJC-FM, KSYC-FM and then KWHO in 2001. Two years later, Jefferson Public Radio acquired both KMJC and KSYC from Four Rivers.

Effective June 10, 2016, the licenses for KSYC and six other stations in California and Oregon were transferred by JPR Foundation to Southern Oregon University.

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