KVVA-FM

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KVVA-FM
CityApache Junction, Arizona
Broadcast areaPhoenix, Arizona
BrandingLa Suavecita 106.9/107.1
Frequency107.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Repeater(s)106.9 MHz KDVA(Phoenix)
First air dateJuly 1, 1973 (as KSTM)
FormatSpanish Adult hits
ERP17,000 watts
HAAT124 meters (407 ft)
ClassC3
Facility ID1331
Transmitter coordinates33°26′44.17″N 111°37′21.48″W / 33.4456028°N 111.6226333°W / 33.4456028; -111.6226333Coordinates: 33°26′44.17″N 111°37′21.48″W / 33.4456028°N 111.6226333°W / 33.4456028; -111.6226333
Former callsignsKSTM (1973-1987)
OwnerEntravision Communications
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
Websiteradiolasuavecita.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. ^ Wilkinson, Bud (15 June 1987). "Rock outlet KSTM replaced with bilingual KVVA-FM". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 4 May 2019.

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