ESNE Radio
United States, Mexico, Spain
OwnerEl Sembrador Ministries
Launch dateMarch 1, 2003 (2003-03-01)

ESNE Radio is a Spanish-language Catholic radio network based in the United States, owned by El Sembrador Ministries. Headquartered in Chatsworth, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, ESNE broadcasts on 14 stations in the United States, Mexico and Spain. ESNE also broadcasts a Spanish-language television channel, ESNE TV, launched in 2002.[1]


On March 1, 2003, El Sembrador, led by founder Noel Díaz, began programming KHPY (1670 AM) in Moreno Valley, California, under a time brokerage agreement; it purchased that station in 2008.[2] Díaz had previously started a weekly Catholic radio program, Dimensión de Fe (Dimension of Faith), in 1990.[1]

In 2013, the network acquired KRXA, serving Monterey, California;[3] the next year, it began brokering time on KURS in San Diego, later buying that station in 2016.[4] A second southern California signal was acquired in 2015 when it picked up KTYM after Immaculate Heart Radio instead bought another Los Angeles outlet.[5]

El Sembrador expanded into Utah by buying Ogden's 1430 AM—then KLO—for $260,000 in 2020.[6] A third station in the Central Coast region of California will be added when the ministry closes on its purchase of KKMC (880 AM) in Gonzales, California, from Monterey County Broadcasters.[7] Additionally, in September 2020, El Sembrador filed to buy KDCO (1340 AM) in Denver—though not its associated FM translator—for $420,000.[8]


United States

Call sign Frequency City of license State
540 AM
104.7 FM
Carmel Valley California
KWST[note 1]
1430 AM
93.7 FM
El Centro California
1460 AM
101.5 FM
Los Angeles
KDDF 88.1 FM Mecca California
1670 AM
99.5 FM
Moreno Valley California
KMBX[note 2] 700 AM Soledad California
KURS 1040 AM San Diego California
KDCO 1340 AM Denver Colorado
WXES 1110 AM Chicago Illinois
KENT 1540 AM Enterprise Nevada
KMES 1430 AM Ogden Utah
KZTR-LP[note 3] 103.5 FM Yakima Washington




  1. ^ Owned by Entravision Communications Corporation; El Sembrador owns the dependent translator
  2. ^ Owned by Entravision Communications Corporation
  3. ^ Owned by the Corporation of the Catholic Bishop of Yakima


  1. ^ a b Neri-Navarro, Ofelia (August–September 2007). "El Sembrador salió a sembrar". La Palabra (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  2. ^ "Deals". Broadcasting & Cable. April 19, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  3. ^ Venta, Lance (2013-06-09). "KRXA Monterey To Shift Programming Online". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  4. ^ Venta, Lance (2016-11-18). "Station Sales Week Of 11/18". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  5. ^ Venta, Lance (2015-09-11). "Station Sales Week Of 9/11". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  6. ^ Venta, Lance (2020-07-22). "El Sembrador Ministries Acquires KLO". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  7. ^ Venta, Lance (2020-09-18). "Station Sales Week Of 9/18: Entercom Sells Two Greensboro AMs". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  8. ^ Venta, Lance (2020-10-05). "Mile High Sports Radio Signals Sold". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2020-10-25.