KTKK

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KTKK
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City Sandy, Utah
Broadcast area Salt Lake City, Utah
Branding K-Talk 630
Slogan The Voice of Utah
Frequency 630 kHz
First air date 1960
Format Silent (formerly News/Talk)
Power 1,000 watts (day)
500 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 14890
Transmitter coordinates 40°33′6″N 111°58′17″W / 40.55167°N 111.97139°W / 40.55167; -111.97139
Callsign meaning KTKK (pronounced "talk")
Former callsigns KSXX, KZJO
Owner United Broadcasting
Sister stations KBJA
Webcast Listen Live
Website ktalkmedia.com
The radio tower for KTKK is located in West Jordan, Utah. It was shared with KLLB.

KTKK (630 AM) was a news/talk radio station broadcasting out of Sandy, Utah, to the Salt Lake City area. Called, "K-Talk 630", it was locally owned by United Broadcasting Company.

The station featured local talk, including women's interest, political and other subjects live for over 18 hours every day. In April 2017, the station began simulcasting on 1640 KBJA, also licensed to Sandy. The station's Facebook page indicated a switch to 1640 full-time would happen May 1, 2017. [1]

History[edit]

The station had previously gone under several call signs in its past. At its inception, the station was known as KSXX. During the early 1960s, the station was not a talker as it is now, but played music, becoming a talk station in the 1965. It previously only operated during the day only, but was later allowed to continue broadcasting during the night in 1979 by construction a four tower directional array. On June 21, 1982 the station changed its format and call sign to KZJO, broadcasting contemporary hits identifying itself as "63 Joe." Six months later, the station changed formats again, back to its current format of talk radio and on August 5, 1985, the station changed its call sign to the current KTKK.[2][3] The station's previous towers were displaced by a housing development. It now shares tower space with KLLB which broadcasts from a tower[4] in South Jordan, Utah. Ironically, the KLLB tower may soon have to be demolished due to another housing development. KTKK applied to the FCC to move to new towers near North Salt Lake, Utah but the application was dismissed.

The station has an application to change its city of license to Kearns, Utah, and drop daytime and nighttime power levels. The station would also gain three towers for a directional array as opposed to the current single tower it has in South Jordan. [5]

On May 1, 2017, the station signed off, effectively moving all programming to 1640 AM. As of May, 8, 2017, the station was still shown as licensed by the FCC but was silent.[6]

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