|Broadcast area||Oxnard-Ventura, California and Santa Barbara, California|
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|HAAT||393 meters (1,289 ft)|
|Repeater(s)||98.3 KDAR-FM1 (Santa Barbara, CA)|
KDAR (98.3 FM, "The Word") is a commercial Christian radio station licensed to Oxnard, California, United States. It is owned by Salem Media Group. The station broadcasts a Christian talk and teaching format which includes condensed church services and Biblical teaching programs. KDAR is also heard on FM booster station KDAR-FM1 (98.3) in Santa Barbara, located atop Gibraltar Peak just outside the city.
KDAR was first put on the air October 28, 1974 by Edward G. Atsinger III, the station's original owner, president, and general manager. In 1986, Atsinger transferred control of the station's license to Salem Communications Corporation, an entity of which he owned half at the time.
In its early years, KDAR aired several hours of contemporary Christian music each day in addition to Christian talk shows. Since the early 1990s, however, the station has reduced its music programming significantly.