KCBL
KCBL Fox Sports Radio 1340 logo.jpg
Broadcast areaFresno, California
Frequency1340 kHz
BrandingFox Sports AM1340
Programming
FormatSports
AffiliationsFox Sports Radio, Los Angeles Dodgers Radio Network
Ownership
Owner
KALZ, KBOS-FM, KFBT, KFSO-FM, KHGE, KRDU, KRZR, KSOF
History
First air date
1953 (as KMAK)
Former call signs
KMAK (1953–1988)
KKAM (1988–1992)
KBOS (1992–1993)
KKTR (1993–1996)[1]
Technical information
Facility ID9749
ClassC
Power1,000 watts unlimited
Transmitter coordinates
36°45′51″N 119°47′08″W / 36.76417°N 119.78556°W / 36.76417; -119.78556
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitefoxsportsradio1340.iheart.com

KCBL (1340 AM is an American sports radio station. Established in 1953 as KMAK and licensed to serve Fresno, California, United States, the station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.[2] The station switched to the current "KCBL" call sign on December 16, 1996.[1] Its studios are located on Shaw Avenue in North Fresno, and the transmitter tower is north of downtown near Fresno City College.

The first station to occupy 1340 kHz in Fresno was KFRE (cf. White's Radio Log, May 1942) which later took over 940 kHz from KTKC, Visalia.

KCBL serves as the local affiliate for Fox Sports Radio and NBC Sports Radio. In 2021, the Fresno State Bulldogs announced that KCBL would become the new flagship of Fresno State athletics.[3]

former logo
former logo

References

  1. ^ a b "KCBL Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "Directory of AM and FM Stations and Market Data for the United States". 1954 Broadcasting Yearbook-Marketbook. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1954. p. 84.
  3. ^ "iHeartMedia to become the new official broadcast home of Fresno State Athletics". Fresno State Athletics. Retrieved 2021-06-24.