KDAR
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Broadcast areaOxnard-Ventura, California and Santa Barbara, California
Frequency98.3 MHz
Branding98.3 KDAR
Programming
FormatChristian radio
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
1974
Technical information
Facility ID3077
ClassB1
ERP1,500 watts
HAAT393 meters (1,289 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
34°20′55.00″N 119°20′0.4″W / 34.3486111°N 119.333444°W / 34.3486111; -119.333444
Repeater(s)98.3 KDAR-FM1 (Santa Barbara, CA)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitekdar.com

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.

History

KDAR was first put on the air October 28, 1974 by Edward G. Atsinger III, the station's original owner, president, and general manager.[1] In 1986, Atsinger transferred control of the station's license to Salem Communications Corporation, an entity of which he owned half at the time.[2]

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.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Directory of AM and FM Radio Stations in the United States and Canada" (PDF). Broadcasting Yearbook. Broadcasting Publications Inc. 1975. p. C-21. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. November 3, 1986. p. 91. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Meyers, Jeff (September 29, 1994). "Oxnard Station Puts Christianity on the Air". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 4, 2018.