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KTKZ AM1380TheAnswer logo.png
City Sacramento, California
Broadcast area Sacramento area
Branding AM 1380 The Answer
Slogan News. Opinion. Insight.
Frequency 1380 kHz
First air date 1952
Format Talk radio
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 59599
Transmitter coordinates 38°30′29″N 121°34′46″W / 38.50806°N 121.57944°W / 38.50806; -121.57944 (day)
38°33′27″N 121°10′51″W / 38.55750°N 121.18083°W / 38.55750; -121.18083 (night)
Callsign meaning K TalK Z
Former callsigns KGMS (1952-1985)[1]
KSMJ (1985-1995)
KIMN (1995-1995)
KMJI (1995-1997)
Affiliations Salem Radio Network, Compass Media Networks, Fox News Talk
Owner Salem Media Group
(New Inspiration Broadcasting Company, Inc.)
Sister stations KFIA 710 AM, KKFS 103.9 FM, KSAC-FM 105.5 FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website am1380theanswer.com

KTKZ (1380 AM, "The Answer") is a conservative talk radio station based in Sacramento, California, United States. It is one of four Sacramento-area radio stations owned by the Salem Media Group. It operates at 5,000 watts with separate daytime and nighttime transmitter sites.

Most of the programs heard weekdays on KTKZ are nationally syndicated hosts from the Salem Radio Network: Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, Mike Gallagher, Hugh Hewitt and Bill Bennett. KTKZ also carries Lars Larson from Compass Media Networks and John Gibson from the Fox News Talk service. KTKZ features local host Phil Cowan weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Weekends feature programs on law, aging, finance and Brokered programming.

On May 15, 2013, KTKZ was re-branded as "AM 1380 The Answer".


  1. ^ Cosper, Alex. "Earth Radio (1974-1979) When KSFM rocked Sacramento". Tangent Sunset. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 

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