|City||Santa Clara, California|
|Broadcast area||Santa Clara/San Jose/Oakland/San Francisco, California|
|Slogan||"San Jose's Hottest Music"
"The Bay Area’s #1 For The Most Hip Hop & R&B"
|Frequency||105.7 FM MHz(also on HD Radio)|
|Repeater(s)||100.7 FM (KVVZ)|
|First air date||September 25, 1964 (as KREP)|
|Callsign meaning||ViVa (old station branding)|
|Former callsigns||KREP (1964-1974)
(Univision Radio License Corporation)
|Website||Hot 105.7 Website|
KVVF (Hot 105.7 FM) is a radio station that broadcasts from Santa Clara, California, and is being simulcast in San Rafael, California on KVVZ (100.7 FM). It is owned by Univision. Its studios are in the Financial District of San Francisco, and the KVVF transmitter is near Mount Hamilton.
Sometime in 2003, KEMR broadcast "Amor 105.7" also owned by Univision and later the format was moved to KSOL.
Between 2003 and June 27, 2005, KVVF was the "pop, rock y reggaeton" station, Viva 105.7, also owned by Univision.
On October 13, 2011, the station changed its former station branding "La Kalle" to "Latino Mix."
On March 17, 2014, Hot 105.7 FM started broadcasting at 5:05pm, beginning with a "history lesson" about the first "Hot" station that covered the San Jose area from 1988 to 1995, followed by the return of former KMEL personality Chuy Gomez, and aired a Mix Show. Programmed as a Rhythmic Top 40 with a focus on hit-driven hip hop and R&B, KVVF's target is a bilingual and younger Hispanic audience (mostly around the Southern portion of the Bay Area surrounding Santa Clara County), patterned after sister station KBBT in San Antonio. In a statement from Station Content Director Mark Arias, “We just feel like The Bay Area has been asking for something new and fresh. It’s a format they call Top 40/Rhythmic with a little bit of hip-hop, R&B and Top 40 crossed-over.”
In March 2016, after two years of modest ratings (it barely registered in Nielsen's San Francisco ratings) and difficulty competing with KMEL and KRBQ, KVVF de-emphasized its hip hop and R&B direction and added more rhythmic friendly pop hits. Due to 105.7's strong signal over the South Bay, it also changed focus on the whole Bay Area region to concentrate on mostly San Jose and South Bay listeners as well as listeners in nearby Monterey Bay to the south. Univision has opted to retain its simulcast on KVVZ in the process.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KVVF
- Radio-Locator information on KVVF
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KVVF
- http://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=33 HD Radio Guide for San Jose
- "Bay Area Latino radio station 105.7 won't stop playing Nelly's 'Hot in Herre'".
- More info at Wikipedia article for Hot in Herre
- "Chuy Gomez Returns to Radio With Hot 105.7" from San Francisco City Guide (March 17, 2014)
- "Latino Mix Becomes Hot 105.7 In San Francisco" from All Access (March 17, 2014)
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