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Local radio history[edit]

The article mentioned KNWZ (then KCHV) 970 AM is the oldest radio station in the Coachella Valley (since 1946), then in 1967, there were 7 and then 1978, 11/12 radio stations in the Coachella Valley. In 1967, there was KCHV, KCMJ, KDES, KGUY, KPAL/KPLM, KPSI, KREO and KWXY, they tend to change dials often (they are 920, 970, 1010, 1140, 1270, 1340 and 1400). By 1978, 4 additional stations went on-air: KECY/KVIM, KLUB, KROP/KCPS and KWST/KBST, variably on dials 1030/1040 (Imperial valley transmitter), 1200 (1690-gone), 1300/1360 (same thing), 1430/1450 and 1610 (now 1690). Interestingly, the oldest overall station in the CA Desert (Imperial Valley) is KXO 1230 also serving Yuma, AZ and Mexicali, Mexico since 1927. And 5/6 of them had FM dials in the 1970s: KCMJ (92.7-also 103.1 at the time), KCHV (KCLB 93.7), KWXY (98.5-now 107.3), KPSI 101.1 (now 100.5), KDES 104.7 (defunct) and KPLM 106.1. 67.49.89.214 (talk) 02:39, 3 March 2017 (UTC)