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KFBK FM

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Branding  NewsRadio KFBK
KFBK-FM
City  Pollock Pines, California
Broadcast area  Sacramento and Stockton, California
Slogan  Sacramento's Only 24-Hour News, Weather and Traffic Station
Frequency  93.1 MHz (also on HD Radio) 93.1 HD2: Smooth Jazz
First air date  July 21, 1981 (as KSUE-FM at 93.3) June 2009 (as KHLX at 93.1)

KFBK-FM is a news/talk formatted radio station licensed to Pollock Pines, California, serving the Sacramento, California area and broadcasts at 93.1 FM. It is owned by iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel Communications) and simulcasts KFBK (AM). The station has studios in North Sacramento near Arden Fair Mall, and its transmitter is near Placerville in unincorporated El Dorado County.

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It first began broadcasting in 1981 under the call sign KSUE-FM. On June 10, 2009 the station changed its calls to KHLX.

History

The station was first assigned the call sign KSUE-FM on July 21, 1981 at 93.3 FM. On August 12, 1993, the call sign was changed to "KJDX" with a country music format. In the summer of 2008, the station was moved to the 93.3 FM frequency in Pollock Pines. On November 11, 2008, Sierra Broadcasting swapped call signs and formats between KHJQ, which had moved from 92.3 FM in Susanville to the 93.3 FM frequency vacated by the station, and KJDX. This brought KJDX back to the 93.3 FM frequency in Susanville.

In May 2009, it was announced that new owners Clear Channel Communications would move KHJQ's frequency from 93.3 to 93.1 so it wouldn't interfere with the 93.3 frequency in nearby San Francisco. Because of this frequency move, KOSO in Patterson, California (targeting the Modesto area) moved from 93.1 to 92.9 FM on June 1, 2009, as a result of the start of KHLX.

On November 1, 2013, KHLX ended its Classic Hits format after nearly two years and began playing Christmas Music for the holiday season. It was then later announced on December 19, 2013 that Clear Channel would swap the call letters of KFBK-FM and KHLX after the latter finished its Holiday music programming on December 26, with KFBK and its News/Talk simulcast moving to 93.1, while KHLX took over the 92.5 frequency and entered the market's Country fray as "B92.5 Country," putting them in direct competition with KNCI and KNTY (KHLX has since become KBEB).

KFBK-HD2

On February 1, 2011, KHLX added a smooth jazz format to its HD2 subchannel, filling the void left by KSSJ.

References

KFBK-FM Wikipedia


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