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City Fresno, California
Broadcast area Fresno area
Branding Punjabi Radio USA
Slogan Uniting Punjabis All Over
Frequency 1300 kHz
First air date October 1947
Format Punjabi language
Language(s) Punjabi
Power 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 65774
Transmitter coordinates 36°46′14″N 119°45′0″W / 36.77056°N 119.75000°W / 36.77056; -119.75000
Former callsigns KYNO
Owner Punjabi American Media, LLC
(Punjabi American Media LLC)
Webcast Listen Live

KWRU (1300 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Fresno, California. The station broadcasts a Punjabi language radio format of music, news and talk. It is owned by Balwinder Kaur Khalsa and Dilpreet Singh Khalsa, through licensee Punjabi American Media LLC. KWRU carries the Punjabi Radio USA network, based in San Jose, California and heard in about a dozen West Coast cities.


The station first signed on in October 1947. Through the 1960s and 70s, it was KYNO, a popular Top 40 outlet, owned by Gene Chenault and programmed by Bill Drake, pioneers in the "Boss Radio" sound that sparked Top 40 stations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and other cities.

In 1980 the station was sold to Spanish Catholic Radio of Fresno, offering Spanish-language religious programming.

KWRU formerly aired programming from Radio Vida Abundante, a Spanish-language Evangelical Christian network.[1] The station was owned by Multicultural Radio Broadcasting Licensee, LLC.[2] Multicultural Broadcasting, owned by Arthur Liu of New York City, sold the station to Punjabi American Media in September 2016.


  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Spring 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  2. ^ "KWRU Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 

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