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City of license Goleta, California
Broadcast area Santa Barbara and Ventura County, California
Branding Air 1
Slogan Positive Hits
Frequency 97.5 MHz
First air date September 1, 1957 (as KRCW)
Format FM/HD1: Christian Rock
HD2: Christian AC
ERP 16,000 watts
HAAT 890 metres (2,920 feet)
Class B
Facility ID 3159
Transmitter coordinates 34°31′31″N 119°57′32″W / 34.5253°N 119.9590°W / 34.5253; -119.9590
Former callsigns KRCW (1957-1965)
KTMS-FM (1965-1984)
KKOO-FM (1984-1985)
KHTY (1985-1998)
KMGQ (1998-2005)
KRUZ (2005-2012)
Affiliations Air 1, K-LOVE (HD2)
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Webcast Listen Live

KYGA (97.5 FM, "Air 1") is a non-commercial Christian rock music radio station in Goleta, California.


KYGA signed on in 1957 with the call letters KRCW. In 1965, the call letters changed to KTMS-FM. In time, the station would go through format changes and call sign changes before becoming a top 40 station branded as "Y97" with the KHTY call letters. In 1998, the station switched to a smooth jazz format. In March 2005, Cumulus decided to move the smooth jazz format to 106.3 KMGQ. The modern adult contemporary format on KRUZ 103.3 was then moved to this station. As a result, the station changed its call letters to KRUZ.

On December 1, 2012 at 12 midnight, KRUZ changed their format to Air 1's Christian Rock format as a result of a pending sale by Cumulus Media to Educational Media Foundation.[1] The call sign was changed to KYGA the same day. The station now broadcasts hit music from Christian artists such as Chris Tomlin, TobyMac, and Kristian Stanfill.

Transmission problem[edit]

On Saturday, February 19th, 2011 at 5:03am, KRUZ's transmitter went off the air due to heavy rain storms. On Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 6am KRUZ went back on the air.


Rock (1974-1985)
Top 40 (1985-1995) Y97
Adult Alternative (1995-1998)
Smooth Jazz (1998-2005) Magic 97.5
Hot AC (2005) KRUZ 97.5
Modern AC (2005-2012) KRUZ @ 97.5
Christian CHR/Rock (2012-present) "Air 1"




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Coordinates: 34°31′31″N 119°57′32″W / 34.5253°N 119.9590°W / 34.5253; -119.9590