KNWH
Simulcast with KNWQ and KNWZ
CityYucca Valley, California
Frequency1250 kHz
BrandingK-News 94.3 104.7
SloganThe Voice of the Valley
Programming
FormatNews/Talk
Ownership
OwnerAlpha Media
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
KCLB-FM, KCLZ, KDES-FM, KDGL, KKUU, KNWQ, KNWZ, KPSI-FM, K297BO
History
First air date
April 3, 1961[1]
Former call signs
KDHI (1961-1994)
KQYN (1994-2005)
KNWH (2005-2007)
KDGR (2007)
Call sign meaning
K-NeWs H
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID67028
ClassD
Power800 watts day
77 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
34°07′51″N 116°22′12″W / 34.13083°N 116.37000°W / 34.13083; -116.37000
Translator(s)103.7 K279CO (Yucca Valley)
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
WebcastListen live
Websitewww.knewsradio.com

KNWH (1250 AM) is a radio station licensed to Yucca Valley, California. It airs a news-talk format and is part of a simulcast with 970 KNWZ and 1140 KNWQ. It is owned by Alpha Media.[2]

History

The station began broadcasting April 3, 1961, and held the call sign KDHI.[1][3] It was originally licensed to Twenty-Nine Palms, California, and ran 1,000 watts during daytime hours only.[3] It was owned by Hi-Desert Broadcasting Company.[3]

In 1993, the station adopted an oldies format.[4] In December 1994, its call sign was changed to KQYN and it adopted a classic rock format.[5][6] In October 1995, the station adopted an adult standards format.[7][8] KQYN later aired an all-news format, with programming from CNN.[9][10][11]

In 2005, the station was sold to Morris Communications for $100,000.[10] Its call sign was changed to KNWH, and it adopted a news-talk format, simulcasting KNWQ and KNWZ.[5][12] On January 15, 2007, its call sign was briefly changed to KDGR, but on February 1, 2007 it was changed back to KNWH.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b 1971 Broadcasting Yearbook, Broadcasting, 1971. p. B-30. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  2. ^ AM Query Results: KNWH, fcc.gov. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c History Cards for KNWH, fcc.gov. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "Format Changes & Updates", The M Street Journal. Vol. 10, No. 42. October 20, 1993. p. 1. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "Format Changes & Updates", The M Street Journal. Vol. 12, No. 2. January 11, 1995. p. 1. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  7. ^ "Format Changes & Updates", The M Street Journal. Vol. 12, No. 41. October 11, 1995. p. 1. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  8. ^ "KQYN 1250 AM". KQYN. Archived from the original on December 22, 1999. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  9. ^ "KQYN 1250 AM". KQYN. Archived from the original on March 6, 2003. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  10. ^ a b Taylor, Tom. "News", Inside Radio. August 11, 2004. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  11. ^ Devine, Cathy (2004-2005) The M Street Radio Directory. p. 108. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  12. ^ Devine, Cathy (2005-2006) The M Street Radio Directory. p. 106. Retrieved September 9, 2019.