KKDV
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Broadcast areaDiablo Valley
Frequency92.1 MHz
BrandingBay Country 92.1 (Shared billing from its simulcast of KBAY)
Programming
FormatCountry
Ownership
Owner
KKIQ, KUIC
History
First air date
December 10, 1959 (as KWME)
Former call signs
KWME (1959-1964)
KDFM (1964-1983)
KINQ (1983-1987)
KKIS-FM (1987-1998)
KFJO (1998-2004)
KABL-FM (2004-2005)
Call sign meaning
KK Diablo Valley
Technical information
Facility ID36032
ClassA
ERP3,000 watts
HAAT24 meters
Transmitter coordinates
37°54′02″N 122°05′07″W / 37.90056°N 122.08528°W / 37.90056; -122.08528
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitekbaycountry.com

KKDV is a country music radio station located in Walnut Creek, California, broadcasting at 92.1 MHz. The station serves central Contra Costa County including the Diablo Valley close to Mt. Diablo.

KKDV is owned by Alpha Media, which also owns KKIQ 101.7 FM in Livermore, and KUIC 95.3 FM in Vacaville. KKIQ and KKDV both operate from studios located in Pleasanton near Stoneridge Mall, and KKDV utilizes a transmitter site in Lafayette. It also utilizes a translator booster in Martinez.

KKDV targets listeners in the Diablo Valley who cannot receive KBAY in Gilroy, California and Bay Area stations because of topography in those areas.

Logo as an adult contemporary station
Logo as an adult contemporary station

The station flipped to country on April 6, 2022, as "Bay Country" as a simulcast of KBAY.[1]

KINQ and KKIS-FM

In 1983, the station changed its call letters to KINQ and upgraded its former easy listening format to adult contemporary. Its format would later upgrade once again into a Hot AC format right after it became KKIS-FM (named after former Top 40, later Hot AC station KKIS-AM) in 1986. During the last two quarters of 1991, the station's Hot AC format decreased into a normal adult contemporary format, and its sister-station KKIS-AM began simulcasting KKIS-FM. This would last until October 31, 1994, when they dropped the format and flipped to Spanish Talk, as part of The "Z Spanish Network."

92 KFJO

Between 1998 and 2004, 92.1 was KFJO, a simulcast of 92.3 FM KSJO in San Jose, California as 92 KSJO, along with 92.7 FM KXJO in San Francisco, California and 92.7 FM KMJO in Santa Cruz, California, then a stint as adult standards KABL during its last days on AM in the Bay Area.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Country To Remain In Bay Area As KBAY And KKDV Become Bay Country". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2022-04-06.