KUDD

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KUDD
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City of license Randolph, Utah
Broadcast area Salt Lake City, Utah
Branding Mix 107.9
Slogan All The Hits
Frequency 107.9 MHz
First air date September 1986 (as KRPN)
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 75,000 watts
HAAT 696 meters
Class C
Facility ID 33438
Transmitter coordinates 41°15′27.00″N 112°26′24.00″W / 41.2575000°N 112.4400000°W / 41.2575000; -112.4400000
Former callsigns KRPN (1986-1992)
KZQQ-FM (2/1992-12/1992)
KRGQ-FM (1992-1995)
KRGO (1995-1996)
KRKR (1996-1998)
KSNU (1998-1999)
KWKD (11/1999-12/1999)
KSNU (1999-2000)
KFVR-FM (2000-2001)
Owner Broadway Media LS, LLC
Webcast Listen Live
Website mix1079fm.com

KUDD (107.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format. Licensed to Randolph, Utah, USA, it serves the Salt Lake City area. The station is currently owned by Broadway Media LS, LLC. The station's studios are located in Downtown Salt Lake City and its transmitter site is located in the Promontory Mountains north of Great Salt Lake in Box Elder County.

History[edit]

As KZQQ-FM in 1992, the station aired the Z Rock heavy metal format.[1] In September 1992, the station adopted a Country music format.[1] On December 28, 1992, the station's callsign was changed to KRGQ-FM.[2]

As KRKR in the mid 1990s, the station aired a rock format as "K-Rock".[3] In July 1997, the station began airing the "Timeless" adult standards format, and was known as "Sunny 107.9".[3] On January 1, 1998, the station's callsign was changed to KSNU.[2] In early August 1998, the station's format changed to adult contemporary as a simulcast of KOSY 106.5.[4] The simulcast ended in July 1999, when the station became "The Edge", which served as a placeholder format until the station's sale was consummated.[5][6] In 2000 the station became KFVR-FM, and the station aired music from the late 1960s to the early 1980s as "Fever 107.9" "Utah's Movin' Oldies".[7]

The station shifted from a modern adult contemporary format to a top 40 (CHR) format in 2009.

On June 18, 2010, Millcreek, KUDD's owners, sold the station, along with KUUU and KYLZ to Simmons Media Group. Simmons will continue to operate KUDD until a plan to divest several properties to comply with FCC ownership rules is announced.[8]

Current announcers include Lexi, Banks, MJ, Dylan and Jake Stone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lynn Arave, "Hans Petersen's Return May be Just What Doctor Ordered for AM", Deseret News, September 18, 1992. Accessed August 21, 2015
  2. ^ a b "Call Sign History", fcc.gov. Accessed August 20, 2015
  3. ^ a b Lynn Arave, "`K-Rock' vanishes as S.L. tunes in 2 new stations", Deseret News, July 25, 1997. Accessed August 20, 2015
  4. ^ Ivan Lincoln, "KSNU music revamp was unnerving", Deseret News, August 9, 1998. Accessed August 20, 2015
  5. ^ Lynn Arave, "KALL's latest stunt: Barberi wants to be on Hatch ticket", Deseret News, July 9, 1999. Accessed August 20, 2015
  6. ^ Lynn Arave, "Tunis falls victim to the changes at KALL and KNRS", Deseret News, July 30, 1999. Accessed August 20, 2015
  7. ^ Lynn Arave, "Ex-traffic reporter now in KFVR a.m. driver seat", Deseret News, May 5, 2000. Accessed August 20, 2015
  8. ^ "SIMMONS BUYS THREE IN SLC" From Radio Ink (June 18, 2010)

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