KBOS-FM
B95 Logo 2019.jpg
Broadcast areaFresno/Visalia, California
Frequency94.9 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingB95
Programming
FormatRhythmic contemporary
SubchannelsHD2: "Shamrock Radio"
Ownership
Owner
KALZ, KCBL, KFBT, KFSO-FM, KHGE, KRDU, KRZR, KSOF
History
First air date
1965 (as KGEN-FM)
Former call signs
KGEN-FM (1965–1967)
KBOS (1967–1992)
Call sign meaning
BOSS Radio
the B is used in the branding B95
Technical information
Facility ID9748
ClassB
ERP16,500 watts
HAAT263 meters (863 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteb95forlife.iheart.com

KBOS-FM (94.9 FM, "B95") is a commercial radio station located in Fresno, California, licensed to Tulare and broadcasting to the Fresno area. KBOS-FM airs a rhythmic contemporary music format under ownership of iHeartMedia, Inc. Its studios are located on Shaw Avenue in North Fresno, and the transmitter tower is atop Eshom Point.

History

KBOS-FM was originally KGEN-FM, sister station to AM 1370 KGEN. KGEN-FM was first licensed on December 6, 1965. KGEN-FM changed callsigns to KBOS on July 24, 1967. It changed callsigns again on February 1, 1992 to KBOS-FM.[1] KBOS signed on with its Top 40 format in 1971, but it wasn't until the 1980s that they would evolve into its current direction, and since then have enjoyed dominant ratings. Their first transmitter location was in the Blue Ridge Mountains along with KJUG-FM 106.7 with an ERP around 1,500 watts with an HAAT of 2,650 feet. The station’s transmitter site moved to Eshom Point to be closer to Fresno and to be able to increase power to 16.5 kW ERP.

They are also one of two Rhythmic Top 40s covering Fresno, Kings, Madera, and Tulare counties; the other being Rhythmic rival KSEQ.

References

Coordinates: 36°38′13″N 118°56′38″W / 36.637°N 118.944°W / 36.637; -118.944