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|City||San Rafael, California|
|Broadcast area||San Rafael/San Francisco, California/Oakland, California/Santa Rosa, California|
|Branding||Hot 105.7 (Shared billing from its simulcast of KVVF)|
|Slogan||"The Bay Area’s #1 For The Most Hip Hop & R&B"|
|First air date||June 1, 1961 (as KTIM-FM at 100.9)|
|Callsign meaning||ViVa (old station branding)|
|Former callsigns||KTIM-FM (1961-1987)
|Former frequencies||100.9 MHz (1961-1997)|
(Univision Radio License Corporation)
|Website||Hot 105.7 Website|
KVVZ (Hot 100.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to San Rafael, California, USA and it serves the San Francisco area. The station is currently owned by Univision Radio License Corporation. The station serves as the northern simulcast of its sister station KVVF/Santa Clara. Its studios are in the Financial District of San Francisco, and the KVVZ transmitter is in San Rafael.
Between 1999 and 2004, KVVZ was KJQI, (later KSFB) contemporary Christian 100.7 K-JOY (later "The Bridge"). Between 2004 and June 27, 2005, KVVZ began simulcasting with KVVF and became the "pop, rock y reggaeton" station, Viva 100.7. KVVF was also owned by Univision, who later assumed the license of KVVZ in a trade from Salem Communications in 2004. WPPN in Chicago also went to Univision, while stations in Houston, Texas, Dallas, Texas and Chicago went to Salem. The Dallas station has since been resold. On October 13, 2011, the former station branding La Kalle changed to Latino Mix.
On March 17, 2014, KVVZ and KVVF started broadcasting at 5:05pm, beginning with a "history lesson" about the first "Hot" station that covered the San Jose area from 1987 to 1995, followed by the return of Chuy Gomez, a radio host formerly from KMEL, and aired a Mix Show. Although their playlist favors R&B/Hip-Hop hits, KVVF/KVVZ is programming the station as a Rhythmic Top 40 and targets a bilingual and younger Hispanic audience using the same formula as sister station KBBT/San Antonio. In a statement from Station Content Director Makr 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 addition to the main station, KVVZ is relayed by these stations and translators to widen its broadcast area.
|City of license||ERP
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- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KVVZ
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