CityVista, California
Broadcast areaWestern San Diego County
Frequency1000 kHz
BrandingRelevant Radio
FormatCatholic talk
AffiliationsRelevant Radio
OwnerRelevant Radio, Inc.
First air date
March 13, 1968 (1968-03-13) (53 years ago)
Former call signs
KMLO (1968–January 1986), KKOS (January–April 1986), KVSD (April 1986–1990)
Call sign meaning
K Chief Executive Officer (the person most likely to listen to the station's former business talk format)
Technical information
Facility ID67666
Power10,000 watts day
900 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
33°13′58″N 117°16′11″W / 33.23278°N 117.26972°W / 33.23278; -117.26972Coordinates: 33°13′58″N 117°16′11″W / 33.23278°N 117.26972°W / 33.23278; -117.26972
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KCEO (1000 AM) is a non-commercial educational radio station licensed to Vista, California. KCEO broadcasts with a power of 10,000 watts directional day, and 900 watts directional at night. The transmitter is located near State Route 76, north of the city of license of Vista and is east of Oceanside. Studios are located in Carlsbad, California. This station is an owned-and-operated station of Relevant Radio.


This station first went on the air on March 13, 1968 as KMLO. It was a 1,000-watt, daytime-only station owned by the North County Broadcasting Company. In 1976, the FCC granted a construction permit to increase the power to 5,000 watts day directional and 1,000 watts night directional.

Tri-Cities Broadcasting, owner of KKOS FM in Carlsbad, bought KMLO in 1985 and relaunched it as KKOS in January 1986. The call letters changed to KVSD "The Voice of San Diego" in April.[1] Prior to switching its programming to religious (Catholic), KCEO broadcast a business news format. From August 2005 to August 2007, KCEO had competition with Tecate, Baja California, based business talk station, Cash 1700. On August 1, 2007, Cash 1700 became San Diego 1700 and began airing a regular talk radio format, while still retaining Ray Lucia and a few small, one-hour business talk shows.

KCEO was one of the first stations to carry Rush Limbaugh. KCEO was the former flagship of Ray Lucia; he can now be heard on former competitor San Diego 1700. KCEO was San Diego's original business talk station [2]

Effective March 7, 2012, KCEO began airing Catholic programming full-time from Immaculate Heart Radio.[3] The station switched to the Relevant Radio branding when the two organizations merged on June 30, 2017.[4]


  1. ^ Leighton, Ken (April 3, 1986). "2 new radio stations bring sex, religion to airwaves". Times-Advocate. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "AM 1000 KCEO: About Us". July 16, 2011. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011.
  3. ^ "Relevant Radio - America's Talk Radio Network for Catholics". Relevant Radio.
  4. ^ https://ihradio.com/2017/06/relevant-radio-immaculate-heart-radio-complete-merger/