|Broadcast area||Sacramento, California|
|Branding||Radio For Grown Folks|
|Slogan||Sacramento's #1 Community Radio Station|
|First air date||October 24, 2004|
|Format||Urban Adult Contemporary, Community Radio|
|Call sign meaning||K Dedicated to Economic Empowerment|
|Owner||California Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation |
KDEE was launched in 2004 by the California Black Chamber of Commerce. It is a community oriented commercial-free radio station serving the Greater Sacramento area with public affairs information, news for small business entrepreneurs, and youth programming. KDEE 97.5 FM is located at 1600 Sacramento Inn Way, Suite 232 Sacramento, CA 95815
KDEE provides a mix of music under the Urban Adult Contemporary format: MoTown, Soul, Neo-Soul, today's R&B, Jazz, Urban Gospel, new music from rising and established artists, and news. The station offers commercial-free programming and talk shows to provide information specific to the Sacramento community. KDEE has a more expanded playlist typical of most non-commercial stations averaging 3,000 songs, and avoiding hip hop/rap music altogether. This makes it a community alternative to commercial stations KSFM, KHYL and former stations KBMB and KSSJ.
Current "On Air" personalities are; Tristen Mays, Jay King and Leon Guidry, along with several Sacramento community leaders and guests.
Talk shows include In Black America, Free Talk Live, Health Matters, and Mid-Day Connect.
Programming includes Gospel Soul Sunday, The Smooth Vibe, New Music Mondays, Hot Lunch Special, and Friday Night Dance Party. Note: SacTown's Smooth Vibe, hosted by Leon Guidry, blends the softer side of soul with urban and smooth Jazz. Sunday's noon till 6pm (PST)
When KDEE-LP was launched, it was originally on 97.7 FM, and could only be heard in the eastern part of Sacramento County at the most; it is not heard over the air too well in Sacramento proper, especially the African American community. However, this situation has been somewhat remedied: they have since launched a webcast. In 2011, KDEE-LP was moved to 97.5 FM and the transmitter was moved to provide better coverage. The terrestrial signal now covers the Sacramento metropolitan area and several outlining areas such as Davis, Elk Grove, Roseville, and Natomas. The 97.5 online stream (kdeefm.org) is available anywhere you get an Internet connection.
- Official website
- KDEE in the FCC's FM station database
- KDEE-LP on Radio-Locator
- KDEE in Nielsen Audio's FM station database
- Pirate Radio Goes Legit by Phil Busse, East Bay Express - May 16, 2012 - Features interviews with and profiles of several Central California LPFM stations, including KDEE-LP
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