KATD
Simulcasts KIQI, San Francisco
CityPittsburg, California
Broadcast areaSacramento Valley
Frequency990 kHz
Programming
FormatSpanish (KIQI simulcast)
Ownership
OwnerMulticultural Broadcasting
(Way Broadcasting Licensee, LLC)
KIQI
History
First air date
1949
Former call signs
KIXA (1990-1993)
Technical information
Facility ID52256
ClassB
Power10,000 watts day
5,000 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
38°30′17″N 121°10′48″W / 38.50472°N 121.18000°W / 38.50472; -121.18000Coordinates: 38°30′17″N 121°10′48″W / 38.50472°N 121.18000°W / 38.50472; -121.18000
Links
Websitekiqi1010am.com

KATD (990 AM) is a radio station that rebroadcasts San Francisco station KIQI. Licensed to Pittsburg, California, the station serves the Sacramento Valley. The station is currently owned by Multicultural Broadcasting.[1] KATD is partnered with the Oakland Athletics and broadcasts night and weekend home games.[2]

990 AM is a Canadian clear-channel frequency. KATD protects the nighttime signal of CBW in Winnepeg, Manitoba by reducing power and using a signal nulled to the northeast. CBW and CBY are the Class A stations on 990 kHz.

History

In the late 1950s, the station's call letters were "KKIS." On January 1, 1960, Kay Kis Corporation assumed ownership of the station. The two principal owners were Len and Burrell Small (their grandfather was a former Illinois governor). The general manager was Jerry Bassett, who previously managed radio station WISC in Madison, Wisc.

The station had the call letters KIXA on August 17, 1990. On September 8, 1993, the station changed its call sign to the current KATD as a rebroadcast of KIQI.[3]

Prior to 1990, this frequency was occupied by KKIS, which was playing contemporary music as late as 1985 [1].

References

  1. ^ "KATD Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Radio Broadcast Affiliates". Oakland Athletics website.
  3. ^ "KATD Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.