Broadcast areaTemecula Valley
Inland Empire
Frequency103.3 MHz
BrandingQ 103.3
FormatActive rock
First air date
2000; 24 years ago (2000) (as KFXM)
Former call signs
KFXM (2000–2001)
KGBB (2001–2004)
Call sign meaning
K TeMecula Valley's Q103.3
Technical information
Facility ID85012
ERP1,250 watts
HAAT218 meters (715 ft)
WebcastListen Live

KTMQ (103.3 FM) is an active rock radio station that serves the Temecula Valley and Inland Empire areas. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.

Station origin

KTMQ launched in 2000 to simulcast the signal of KGB, and was called KGBB at launch. The KGB signal is very weak in southern Riverside County, from where many San Diego-area workers now commute daily. In 2005, the signal broke off to become a local station.

On February 14, 2011, Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx joined the KTMQ line up.


Program director and now event DJ Michael Dellinger a/k/a Mikie started as the mid-day host from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dellinger programed the changed format from classic rock to the new active rock alternative. Mikie continued to host his ALL REQUEST LUNCHBOX during the morning/mid days until 11/2012. He took over as morning show host as of November 2012. (Prior KTMQ aired the Dave, Shelly, and Chainsaw morning show, which originated from 101.5 KGB in San Diego until its cancellation in January 2010.) November 2019 as iHeart chose to use the KIOZ morning team to take over the mornings to replace Mikie with the goal of increased morning drive time ad revenues. By December 2019 Mikie was cut from his shift at KIOZ Rock 1053 due to budget cuts. The San Diego morning show merger moved Mikie Dellinger to the afternoon drive 3pm-7pm.[citation needed] There wasn't any revenue increased after the merger.

In November 2020, Mikie Dellinger was laid off and forced go full time with his wedding and event DJ services for the local budget minded clientele while management never increased station revenues. Now KTMQ pre records their personalities days in advance from other states. There is one Riverside personality who may attend the station's remotes. On sister station 94.5 KMYT the same personalities of KTMQ prerecord their shows. The current KTMQ morning dj is based out of Denver, and hardly makes a dent in any radio market.

33°28′52″N 117°11′02″W / 33.481°N 117.184°W / 33.481; -117.184