KVVA-FM

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KVVA-FM
KDVA La Suavecita 106.9 & 107.1 logo.jpg
City Apache Junction, Arizona
Broadcast area Phoenix, Arizona
Branding La Suavecita 106.9/107.1
Frequency 107.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Repeater(s) 106.9 MHz KDVA(Phoenix)
First air date July 1, 1973 (as KSTM)
Format Spanish Adult hits
ERP 23,500 watts
HAAT 102 meters (335 ft)
Class C3
Facility ID 1331
Transmitter coordinates 33°26′48″N 111°37′32″W / 33.44667°N 111.62556°W / 33.44667; -111.62556Coordinates: 33°26′48″N 111°37′32″W / 33.44667°N 111.62556°W / 33.44667; -111.62556
Former callsigns KSTM (1973-1987)
Owner Entravision Communications
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
Website radiolasuavecita.com/phoenix

KVVA-FM (107.1 FM, "La Suavecita 107.1") is a radio station licensed to Apache Junction, Arizona, broadcasting a Spanish Adult Hits music format. The station serves the Phoenix area. The station, owned by Entravision Communications, it was part of the "Super Estrella" satellite network until 2009. Its studios are located in Phoenix near Sky Harbor Airport, and the transmitter is located in Mesa.

History[edit]

KVVA-FM was originally "KSTM The Storm" and had a rock format prior to its switch to Spanish Top 40 in 1987. The station was a sister to KVVA on 860 AM and the first Spanish-language FM in Phoenix since KNNN exited the format in 1984.[1]

In 2000, Entravision acquired KVVA-FM and KMJK (now KDVA) and combined the two into a simulcast for its "Radio Romántica" format. In 2005 they would flip to Super Estrella, as part of the Super Estrella Network programmed by Edgar Pineda from its base in Los Angeles' Entravision Radio Division. In September 2008 it was switched to Jose FM, a Spanish adult hits format.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rock outlet KSTM replaced with bilingual KVVA-FM". The Arizona Republic. 15 June 1987. 

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