KLXB

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KLXB
City Bermuda Dunes, California
Broadcast area Palm Springs, California
Branding K-Love
Slogan Positive and Encoraging
Frequency 105.1 MHz
First air date 1997 (as KYHT at 105.3)
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 2,050 watts
HAAT 175 meters
Class A
Facility ID 2316
Former callsigns KNKG (1992)
KYHT (1992-2002)
KJAT (2002-2003)
KRSX-FM (2003-2014)
KQCM (2014-2015)
KVGH (2015-2016)
KVGH-FM (2016-2017)
Former frequencies 105.3 MHz (1997-2014)
Affiliations K-Love
Owner S and H Broadcasting LLC (sale to Educational Media Foundation pending)
Sister stations KZXY, KATJ, KIXA
Webcast Listen Live
Website klove.com

KLXB (105.1 FM) is a commercial radio station in Bermuda Dunes, California, broadcasting to the Palm Springs area. It is currently airing EMF's "K-Love" contemporary Christian format.

History[edit]

The station signed on in 1997 with the call letters KYHT. KYHT was a simulcast of KAVS in Mojave, California airing a Top 40 music format branded as "Hot 97".

When KAVS dropped the Top 40 music format in favor of a modern rock music format, KYHT remained in the simulcast rebranded as High Desert Modern Rock 97.7 & 105.3.

In 1998, KAVS/KYHT along with sister station KAVL were purchased by Jacor Communications (now Clear Channel Communications) leading to a return to Top 40 as a repeater of KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, California, rebranded as 97.7 & 105.3 KIISFM, with local programming hosted by Chester The Arrester and many live broadcasts on location. KYHT went off the air in early 1999 due to a windstorm that caused the transmitter building to buckle and become airborne, the station was restored 3 days later.

The grouping of 102.7 FM KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, 1220 AM KIIS in Santa Clarita, 97.7 FM KAVS in the Antelope Valley, 105.3 FM KYHT in Barstow/Victor Valley, and 101.9 FM KFMS in Las Vegas created a nearly continuous coverage of KIISFM between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. However, 101.9 in Las Vegas was branded as KISS instead of KIIS.

After the Clear Channel Communications/Jacor Communications merger, KYHT's operations were moved to a building at 300 E Grace St in Barstow. The station began airing local IDs as 105.3 KIISFM, discontinued replaying KAVS's local programming, and began airing local modern rock intensive Top 40 music programming during the weekends.

In 2001, KYHT became a part of Clear Channel's Victor Valley cluster and began to simulcast KZXY airing a hot adult contemporary music format full-time as Y 102 & 105. This flip resulted in 101.9 KISSFM in Las Vegas, switching to all local programming. The building where 105.3 KIISFM's local studio in Barstow resided became a factory for Hydropedes Glycerin-filled Insoles.

In 2002, KYHT changed call letters to KJAT, and began simulcasting 100.7 KATJ airing a country music format branded as Cat Country 100.7 & 105.3.

In 2004, KJAT adopted the current call letters, KRSX, airing an oldies music format syndicated by Jones Radio Network with the branding, "Cruisin' Oldies 105.3".

In November 2007, the license for the station was transferred to El Dorado Broadcasting Partners as part of Clear Channel's divestiture program.[1]

On August 8, 2011, KRSX-FM went silent (off the air). On November 14, 2011, KRSX-FM returned to the air broadcasting to the Twentynine Palms area with a talk/sports format.

On January 1, 2014, KRSX-FM changed their call letters to KQCM and changed their format to contemporary hit radio, branded as "KQ 105.3" (the KQCM calls and CHR format moved from 95.5 FM Twentynine Palms (now KCLZ)).

Around July 1, 2014, KQCM went silent (off the air).

On June 5, 2015, KQCM moved to North Shore, California, serving the Palm Springs market, and changed frequency from 105.3 FM to 105.1 FM.

On June 19, 2015, KQCM changed their call letters to KVGH.

On July 1, 2015, KVGH returned to the air with a classic hits format, branded as "Valley 105.1".[1] The station changed its call sign to the current KVGH-FM on February 23, 2016.

On November 3, 2016, Educational Media Foundation acquired KVGH from S&H Broadcasting; EMF has already announced its intention to flip the station to its K-Love network as a satellite of KLVR in Middletown. The classic hits format may survive as S&H retains simulcaster KVGH, which holds a CP for new translator 106.5 K293CL Spring Valley as well as KHCV.[2]

Effective December 15, 2016, KVGH-FM's community of license changed to Bermuda Dunes, California.

On January 31, 2017, KVGH-FM changed their call letters to KLXB and dropped its classic hits format (still airing on KVGH 1270 AM) and began stunting.

On February 27, 2017 KLXB ended stunting and to EMF's K-Love contemporary Christian format.

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Coordinates: 34°09′14″N 116°12′07″W / 34.154°N 116.202°W / 34.154; -116.202