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CityCoachella, California
Broadcast areaPalm Springs / Coachella Valley
Slogan"FM with IQ"
"No Rant No Slant"[1]
Frequency90.3 MHz
First air date1997
FormatPublic broadcasting / News / Talk
ERP340 watts
HAAT175 meters (574 ft)
Facility ID85911
Former callsigns970324MA (1997-2003)
KBXO (2003-2008)
KPCV (2008-2011)[2]
AffiliationsSouthern California Public Radio, NPR, American Public Media
OwnerAmerican Public Media Group
Sister stationsKPCC, KUOR

KVLA-FM (90.3 MHz) is a public radio station owned by Southern California Public Radio and American Public Media Group. Licensed to Coachella, California, it serves Palm Springs, the Coachella Valley, and surrounding areas.

KVLA-FM generally simulcasts 89.3 FM KPCC, based in Pasadena, California. It carries such NPR shows as All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Fresh Air, along with news and features from KPCC's news department.


The 90.3 frequency in Coachella was first assigned the call sign 970324MA as a rebroadcasting station in 1997.

The call sign was changed to KBXO on February 18, 2003, as its owner readied it to become a fully licensed radio station. In 2004, the station was bought by the Family Worship Center of Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a Christian radio format.[3]

The station was sold to the Creative Educational Media Corp. in June, 2008.[4]

On August 22, 2008, the Christian format was dropped and the station started acting as a satellite for KPCC. The call sign was changed to KPCV with the change in format. The call sign was changed again on October 14, 2011, to the current KVLA-FM.


  1. ^ "No Rant No Slant Trademark Information". Trademarkia.com. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "KVLA-FM Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  3. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2008 page D-78
  4. ^ http://www.radioandrecords.com/RRWebSite/NewsStoryPage.aspx?ContentID=fLie%2B24mNmM%3D& Transactions for June 12, 2008

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