KVMX (AM)

KVMX (890 AM) is an Olivehurst, California, Class B radio station operating with 10,000 watts of power during the day and 270 watts at night from separate day and night transmitter sites. The station is owned by Lotus Communications through licensee Lotus Sacramento Corp. and targets the Sacramento area.[1]

KVMX
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CityOlivehurst, California
Broadcast areaSacramento Valley
Frequency890 kHz
BrandingLa Ranchera
Programming
FormatRanchera
Ownership
OwnerLotus Communications
(Lotus Sacramento Corp.)
KVMX-FM
History
First air date
Summer 2014
Former call signs
KDDP (2012-2014)
KMJE (2014-2017)
Technical information
Facility ID160999
ClassB
Power10,000 watts day
270 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
38°30′29″N 121°34′46″W / 38.50806°N 121.57944°W / 38.50806; -121.57944 (day)
39°08′18″N 121°33′15″W / 39.13833°N 121.55417°W / 39.13833; -121.55417 (night)
Repeater(s)K284CM 104.7 MHz Sacramento
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitehttp://laranchera890.com

The station signed on in the summer of 2014, carrying programming from sister FM station KMJE-FM. It also broadcasts via translator K284CM on 104.7 MHz, licensed to Sacramento.

On June 30, 2016, the then-KMJE was granted an FCC construction permit to move the night transmitter site to the day transmitter site at KTKZ and decrease night power to 270 watts. The station changed its call sign to the current KVMX on April 17, 2017.[2]

890 AM is United States clear-channel frequency. KVMX must reduce nighttime power to 270 watts to prevent interference to the skywave signal of WLS in Chicago, Illinois, a Class A station.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Venta, Lance (September 4, 2013). "92.1 KMJE Sacramento Sold". RadioInsight. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "KVMX Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.

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