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City of license Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
Broadcast area Albuquerque, New Mexico
Branding KTBL-AM 1050
Slogan "Talk, Business, Life."
Frequency 1050 kHz
Format News/Talk
Power 1,000 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning K Talk Business Life
Former callsigns KMBA (1989-1993)
KJBO (1993-1995)
KHFN (1995-1996)
KNML (1996-2000)
KHTL (2000-2001)
Affiliations Fox News
Owner Cumulus Media
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1050talk.com

KTBL (1050 AM) is a radio station licensed to the village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, covering the Albuquerque metropolitan area. It is owned by Cumulus Media and is the sister station of 770 KKOB (AM). Its studios are located in Downtown Albuquerque and the transmitter tower is located in South Valley, New Mexico.


The station has a news and talk format that is mainly from a conservative viewpoint from nationally syndicated radio hosts such as Dennis Miller (10am-1pm), Phil Valentine (1pm-4pm), Glenn Beck (4pm-7pm), John Bachelor, and Red Eye Radio overnight. KTBL also features business talk programming from Wall Street Journal This Morning early mornings. On January 2, 2008, Don Imus replaced Neal Boortz and business programming in the morning drive. The station also features news updates from Fox News radio throughout the day.

Local programming includes "The 1050 Show" hosted by KKOB's Terry Q. Sayre discussing local business on Saturdays.


This station signed on in 1989 as KMBA with a business talk format. In 1993 it became KJBO with an oldies music format owned by Bobby Box called "Juke Box Oldies". In 1995 it was sold to the owners of classical music station KHFM and became KHFN with a news and information format. By Fall of 1996 both KHFM (then on 96.3 FM) and KHFN were sold to Citadel Broadcasting and 1050 had changed the callsign to KNML and moved the sports talk format branded as "The Sports Animal" from KRZY 1450 which had just been sold to Spanish-Language broadcasting company. In 2000 Citadel had acquired the stronger 610 AM signal and in April had moved KNML to that signal. 1050 picked up the KHTL callsign from 920 AM which Citadel had traded with Christian talk outlet KSVA for 610. KHTL was previously a "hot talk" format on 920 but on 1050 it aired a business talk format. In February 2001 1050 had picked up callsign KTBL from 103.3 FM. KTBL had previously been a traditional country music format branded as "K-Bull". On 1050 it had aired a classic country music format with the "K-Bull" brand after 103.3 changed to an adult alternative format at that time. In Spring 2002 KTBL changed to the current talk radio format. Citadel had merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.

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Coordinates: 34°58′46″N 106°44′13″W / 34.97944°N 106.73694°W / 34.97944; -106.73694