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95.3 The Beach logo as of 2011
City Pismo Beach, California
Broadcast area San Luis Obispo, California
Branding 95.3 The Beach
Slogan Playing the Most Variety
Frequency 95.3 MHz
First air date 1974 (as KPGA)
Format Classic rock
ERP 4,200 watts
HAAT 119 meters (390 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 30108
Transmitter coordinates 35°09′24″N 120°38′11″W / 35.15667°N 120.63639°W / 35.15667; -120.63639
Former callsigns KPGA (1974-1990)
KWBR (1990-1998)[1]
Owner Martha Fahnoe
(Dimes Media Corporation)
Sister stations KPYG, KWWV, KXDZ, KYNS
Webcast Listen Live
Website 953thebeach.com

KXTZ (95.3 FM, "The Beach") is a commercial radio station located in San Luis Obispo, California. KXTZ airs a classic hits music format (with a focus on 1980s era rock music), and is a simulcast with sister station KXDZ (on 100.5 FM), branded as "95.3 The Beach".[2]

The station was assigned the KXTZ call sign by the Federal Communications Commission on April 17, 1998.[1]

In April 2002, Howard Broadcasting, Inc., reached an agreement to sell this station to Mapleton Communications, LLC, as part of a three-station deal valued at $1.5 million.[3] The deal was approved by the FCC on May 23, 2002, and the transaction was consummated on July 19, 2002.[4]

Mapleton Communications sold KXTZ and sister stations KPYG, KWWV, KXDZ, and KYNS to Martha Fahnoe's Dimes Media Corporation for $1 million. The sale closed on January 15, 2015.


  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Changing Hands - 2002-04-22". Broadcasting & Cable. April 21, 2002. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-20020415AAV)". FCC Media Bureau. July 19, 2002. 

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