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Lake Isabella, California
Frequency1140 kHz
BrandingNewstalk 1140
OwnerDanny Hill and Kait Hill
(Hill Broadcasting)
First air date
July 15, 1977
Former call signs
KVLI (1978-1997)
KQAB (1997-2011)
Technical information
Facility ID35857
Power1,000 watts daytime only
Transmitter coordinates
35°37′56″N 118°28′31″W / 35.63222°N 118.47528°W / 35.63222; -118.47528
Translator(s)103.7 MHz K279CZ (Lake Isabella)

KVLI (1140 AM) is a commercial radio station that is licensed to Lake Isabella, California, United States. The station, a 1,000-watt daytimer, is owned by Danny and Kait Hill, through Hill Broadcasting, and broadcasts a Country format.

1140 AM is a United States and Mexican clear-channel frequency.


KVLI first signed on July 15, 1977. It featured a variety format that included top 40, middle of the road (MOR), and country music.[1]

In August 2014, Robert J. Bohn and Katherine M. Bohn sold KVLI and sister station KRVQ-FM to Alta Sierra Broadcasting, LLC for $300,000.[2] However, the transaction triggered a complaint to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which held up the deal for three years. Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, licensee of KWVE-FM, alleged that a time brokerage agreement (TBA) between the sellers and Alta Sierra constituted an unauthorized transfer of control because KVLI and KRVQ-FM had no staff on premises. The FCC agreed, levying an $8,000 fine against the Bohns in a consent decree.[3] The penalty was later reduced to $6,000, and the sale closed in July 2017.[4]


  1. ^ "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada" (PDF). Broadcasting Yearbook 1978. Broadcasting Publications Inc. 1978. p. C-20. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Price For WCCC: $9.5 Million". AllAccess.com. All Access Music Group. August 4, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "FCC Fines California Cluster Owner Under Consent Decree, Hits Pirate FM Operator With $20,000 Fine". AllAccess.com. All Access Music Group. March 15, 2017. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "West Palm Beach FM Translator Sold". AllAccess.com. All Access Music Group. July 6, 2017. Retrieved January 2, 2019.

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