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KYOS logo.jpg
CityMerced, California
Broadcast areaMerced area
Slogan"Merced County's News Talk"
Frequency1480 kHz
First air date1936
FormatNews Talk Information (Weekdays) Oldies (Weekends)
Power5,000 watts unlimited
Facility ID41174
Transmitter coordinates37°22′30″N 120°27′35″W / 37.37500°N 120.45972°W / 37.37500; -120.45972
Former frequencies1040 kHz (1936-1941)
1080 kHz (1941-1942)
1490 kHz (1942-1949)
AffiliationsABC Radio, Premiere Radio Networks, Talk Radio Network
OwnerMapleton Communications
(Mapleton License of Merced, LLC)
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteKYOS website

KYOS (1480 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Merced, California, United States, the station serves the Merced area. The station is currently owned by Mapleton License of Merced, LLC and features programming from ABC Radio, Premiere Radio Networks and Talk Radio Network.[1] It is also part of the Oakland Athletics Radio Network. The station was established in 1936. In the early 60's, KYOS was a Mutual (MBS affiliate). The competition on the AM band in Merced was KWIP (1580, sunrise-to-sunset) with a "Middle-of-the-Road" format.

Studios and transmitter are separately located in Merced.

On February 29, 2016 KYOS was granted an FCC construction permit to move to a new transmitter site, decrease day power to 4,300 watts and decrease night power to 1,000 watts.


  1. ^ "KYOS Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

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