KHOV-FM
Simulcasting KHOT-FM Paradise Valley
Broadcast areaPhoenix metropolitan area
Frequency105.1 MHz
BrandingQué Buena 105.9 y 105.1
Programming
FormatRegional Mexican
Ownership
Owner
KQMR, KOMR, KHOT-FM
History
First air date
December 3, 1982 (as KHBC at 105.5)[1]
Former call signs
KHBC (1982-1987)
KCIW-FM (1987-1989)
KTIM-FM (1989-1990)
KRDS-FM (1990-1997)
KMYL-FM (1997-2000)
KSSL (2000-2001)
Former frequencies
105.5 MHz (1982-1989)
105.3 MHz (1989-2016)
Call sign meaning
Disambiguation of simulcast partner KHOT
Technical information
Facility ID29021
ClassC1
ERP46,000 watts
HAAT410 meters (1,350 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
34°11′32″N 112°45′13″W / 34.19222°N 112.75361°W / 34.19222; -112.75361
Links
WebcastListen live
WebsiteQué Buena Online

KHOV-FM is a radio station on 105.1 MHz in Wickenburg, Arizona, serving the Phoenix metropolitan area. It is owned by TelevisaUnivision through its Uforia brand and carries a simulcast with sister station KHOT-FM, playing the Regional Mexican format.

History

KHOV-FM began in 1983 with the callsign KHBC, broadcasting at 105.5 MHz and named for initial owners Hassayampa Broadcasting Corporation.[2] On January 1, 1987 it became KCIW-FM, the FM counterpart to sister station KCIW at 1250 kHz. The country music format of the station continued in 1989 with a callsign change to KRDS-FM. In 1990, KRDS changed formats to Contemporary Christian. KRDS moved from 105.5 to 105.3 MHz and increased its signal from a class A to class B. On March 21, 1997, the format was changed to Adult Standards with a change of call letters to KMYL to complement their "Music of Your Life" slogan and simulcast of KMYL 1190 AM. In 2000, it switched to Spanish hits. In 2001, the station was acquired by Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation, and flipped to a simulcast of KHOT-FM. On January 2, 2013 KHOV-FM switched from a simulcast with KHOT to a simulcast with KQMR, in order to provide coverage of its "La Kalle" Latin Pop format in the West Valley.[3]

On September 28, 2014, KQMR/KHOV rebranded as "100.3 Latino Mix".

In 2016, KHOV applied for an FCC construction permit to move to 105.1 MHz, increase ERP to 46,000 watts and decrease HAAT to 410 meters. KHOV-FM began transmitting from these upgraded facilities on October 20, 2016.

On December 20, 2016, Univision announced that KHOV would soon split from its simulcast and become one of the charter affiliates of Univision Deportes Radio, their new Spanish-language sports network launched in April 2017.[4] The station began to air games of the Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks professional teams. On July 20, 2019, Univision Deportes Radio rebranded as TUDN Radio.

Logo simulcasting KQMR

In January 2021, KHOV-FM returned to simulcasting KQMR's Latin Pop format. It splits from the simulcast to air Arizona Diamondbacks games.

On May 24, 2023, KHOV-FM splits its simulcast with KQMR, and resimulcasts with former partner and Regional Mexican sister station KHOT-FM, making the two stations rebranded as Qué Buena 105.9 y 105.1, and making the two stations having full coverage of the Phoenix area, with this station covering the western parts of Phoenix.

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References

  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-46. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "Ownership Changes" (PDF). Broadcasting. 30 September 1985. p. 115. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  3. ^ Venta, Lance (2 January 2013). "La Kalle Expands in Phoenix". Radio Insight. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  4. ^ Venta, Lance (19 December 2016). "Univision To Launch "Univision Deportes Radio"". Radio Insight.