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KDFC is a commercial radio station in the San Francisco Bay Area that broadcasts classical music on 102.1 MHz FM. It transmits its signal from Mount Beacon atop the Marin Headlands (and immediately adjacent to the Golden Gate Bridge) above Sausalito, California. A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... A megahertz (MHz) is one million (106) hertz, a measure of frequency. ... Frequency modulation (FM) is a form of modulation which represents information as variations in the instantaneous frequency of a carrier wave. ... View to the northwest, towards the Marin headlands The Golden Gate Bridge in morning fog, viewed from the north, just below and east of the headlands. ... The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. ... Sausalito is a city in the San Francisco Bay Area situated in Marin County, California, United States. ...


Founded in 1946 by Ed Davis, it has had the same format longer than any other Bay Area radio station - 61 years as of 2007. 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


KDFC is owned by Entercom Communications, which also operates Bay Area stations KOIT and KZBR. KDFC has 24-hour classical music, and during morning drive hours also features brief news and traffic updates. In addition to FM and SHOUTcast MP3 streaming, KDFC also broadcasts in digital HD Radio, and offers a secondary HD Radio channel, KDFC-2, featuring longer classical pieces and operatic works. Entercom (NYSE: ETM) Communications is the 4th largest radio broadcasting company in the United States. ... 96. ... KZBR is 95. ... SHOUTcast is a multiplatform freeware audio streaming technology, developed by Nullsoft. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ...


As of 2005, KDFC had the largest listenership of any classical radio station in the United States. [1] 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Controversy

In January 2005, a national controversy erupted when KDFC refused to sell advertising to gay dating service "8 Guys Out" while taking ads for heterosexual dating service "Table for Six". Speculation was that KDFC's former owner - Bonneville International Corporation - was a Mormon-controlled company and that the church connection led to the advertising ban[2]. In this light, Bonneville's values policy does not allow advertising for liquor, lotteries, nor casinos.


Change of Ownership in 2007

On 18 January 2007, Bonneville signed an agreement with Entercom Communications Corp. to trade three San Francisco stations - KOIT, KMAX, and KDFC - for three Entercom stations in Seattle and four in Cincinnati. After regulatory clearances, a time brokerage arrangement is expected to become operational in the first quarter of 2007. Entercom owns one classical station -- KXTR, Kansas City, MO -- but implications for KDFC's classical music programming are unclear. January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Entercom (NYSE: ETM) Communications is the 4th largest radio broadcasting company in the United States. ... 96. ... KMAX is the root callsign of: KMAX (AM) in Washington State KMAX-TV in Sacramento KMAX is also the stage name of dc Talk member and solo artist Kevin Max. ... KXTR-AM is a classical music station that broadcasts at 1660 kHz in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. ... Kansas City is a city in Clay, Cass, Jackson, and Platte counties in Missouri. ...


In the interest of profitability, Entercom moved classical KXTR from FM to AM at 1660 KHz in 2000. The former KXTR FM channel became KRBZ "96.5 The Buzz" with an alternative rock format. Arguably due to its AM location, KXTR-AM has never had good audience numbers and showed at #25 in the Fall 2006 12+ Arbitron ratings. In the same period KDFC was #9 in San Francisco - reflecting an ongoing listening audience size decline. In Fall 2005 KDFC was among the top 5 San Francisco radio stations. KRBZ, FM 96. ... Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ...


Entercom Communications officially took over KDFC via LMA on February 26, 2007. Entercom (NYSE: ETM) Communications is the 4th largest radio broadcasting company in the United States. ... LMA may refer to: laryngeal mask airway League Managers Association Local Association of Broadcasters in Television local marketing agreement (in U.S. radio stations) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


On March 4, 2007 a blogger, Internet Gnome Diamond Joe, reported that the domain power1021.com was registered on February 28, 2007; while there is no proof that Entercom was the registrant, it is interesting that it was registered days after their LMA took effect.


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FM radio stations in the San Francisco Bay Area region (Arbitron #4)
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KALW | KALX | KBLX | KCSM | KDFC | KFOG | KFRC | KHKK | KIFR | KIOI | KISQ | KITS | KKDV | KKIQ | KKSF | KLLC | KMAX | KMEL | KNGY | KOIT-FM | KPFA | KPFB | KPOO | KQED | KRZZ | KSAN-FM | KSOL | KUIC | KUSF | KVVZ | KYLD

Satellite Radio Local Traffic/Weather: XM Channel 221 | Sirius Channel 156 FM broadcasting is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation (FM) to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City; The City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City; The City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... Oakland, founded in 1852, is the eighth-largest city in California[1] and the county seat of Alameda County. ... KQED is a public broadcasting company based in San Francisco, California. ... KPFA (94. ... KPOO is a nonprofit, noncommercial radio station broadcasting from San Francisco, California (US) at 89. ... KUSF 90. ... KALX is a freeform FM radio station that broadcasts from the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California. ... KCSM television and radio are the local PBS–NPR member stations in San Mateo, California, USA. Licensed to the San Mateo County Community College District, they serve the San Francisco Bay Area from studios at the College of San Mateo. ... KALW is a public radio station based in San Francisco, California. ... KKDV is a Hot Adult Contemporary radio station located in Walnut Creek, California broadcasting at 92. ... KNGY, also known as Energy 92. ... La Raza is the name of a radio network which broadcasts regional Mexican music in the U.S. state of California. ... KPFA KPFA (94. ... KYLD (WiLD 94. ... KUIC is a San Francisco area radio station. ... KMAX (95. ... 96. ... The American radio station KLLC, better known as Alice 97. ... KISQ is a radio station broadcasting out of San Francisco on 98. ... KSOL (Estereo Sol, 98. ... KFRC is an AM and FM broadcast radio station in San Francisco, California in the United States. ... KVVZ (La Kalle) is a Spanish-language radio station in San Rafael, California, USA that broadcasts on 100. ... Originally founded as KLX-FM by the Oakland Tribune, the station was sold in 1958 to radio engineers, James Gabbert, Gary Geilow, and newscaster Jerry Jensen, when it was moved to the San Francisco Peninsula and became KPEN. As KPEN, the station became the first stereo broadcaster in California (and... 101. ... KBLX is a radio stations that broadcasts from San Francisco on 102. ... KKSF, known as KKSF 103. ... KHKK is the call sign of The Hawk, a radio station located in Modesto, California. ... KFOG is an FM radio station in San Francisco, California, broadcasting simultaneously on 104. ... KITS is a San Francisco, California, USA-based radio station broadcasting at 105. ... KMEL (106. ... KIFR 106. ... The American radio station KSAN, better known as 107. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... KALW is a public radio station based in San Francisco, California. ... KALX is a freeform FM radio station that broadcasts from the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California. ... KBLX is a radio stations that broadcasts from San Francisco on 102. ... KCSM television and radio are the local PBS–NPR member stations in San Mateo, California, USA. Licensed to the San Mateo County Community College District, they serve the San Francisco Bay Area from studios at the College of San Mateo. ... KFOG is an FM radio station in San Francisco, California, broadcasting simultaneously on 104. ... KFRC is an AM and FM broadcast radio station in San Francisco, California in the United States. ... KHKK is the call sign of The Hawk, a radio station located in Modesto, California. ... KIFR 106. ... Originally founded as KLX-FM by the Oakland Tribune, the station was sold in 1958 to radio engineers, James Gabbert, Gary Geilow, and newscaster Jerry Jensen, when it was moved to the San Francisco Peninsula and became KPEN. As KPEN, the station became the first stereo broadcaster in California (and... KISQ is a radio station broadcasting out of San Francisco on 98. ... KITS is a San Francisco, California, USA-based radio station broadcasting at 105. ... KKDV is a Hot Adult Contemporary radio station located in Walnut Creek, California broadcasting at 92. ... 101. ... KKSF, known as KKSF 103. ... The American radio station KLLC, better known as Alice 97. ... KMAX (95. ... KMEL (106. ... KNGY, also known as Energy 92. ... 96. ... KPFA KPFA (94. ... KPFA (94. ... KPOO is a nonprofit, noncommercial radio station broadcasting from San Francisco, California (US) at 89. ... KQED is a public broadcasting company based in San Francisco, California. ... La Raza is the name of a radio network which broadcasts regional Mexican music in the U.S. state of California. ... The American radio station KSAN, better known as 107. ... KSOL (Estereo Sol, 98. ... KUIC is a San Francisco area radio station. ... KUSF 90. ... KVVZ (La Kalle) is a Spanish-language radio station in San Rafael, California, USA that broadcasts on 100. ... KYLD (WiLD 94. ... XM redirects here. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ...

Defunct stations
KABL | KJAZ | KOME | KQAK | KRE | KYA | KYUU
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California Radio Markets

Bakersfield AM/FM · Chico AM/FM · Eureka · Fresno AM/FM · Imperial Valley AM/FM · Los Angeles AM/FM  Merced · Modesto  Orange County AM/FM · Oxnard-Ventura AM/FM · Palm Springs AM/FM · Redding AM/FM · Riverside-San Bernardino AM/FM · Sacramento AM/FM · San Diego AM/FM · San Francisco AM/FM · San Jose AM/FM · San Luis Obispo AM/FM · Santa Barbara AM/FM · Santa Cruz AM/FM  · Santa Maria-Lompoc · Santa Rosa AM/FM · Stockton AM/FM  Victor Valley · Visalia-Tulare AM/FM KABL was an AM radio station in San Francisco Bay Area, which broadcast at 960 kHz. ... KJAZ was an FM radio station in San Francisco which operated from August 1, 1959 to July 31, 1994, broadcasting at 92. ... KOME was a radio station in San Jose, California. ... The American radio station KQAK, better known as The Quake, was on the air in San Francisco from August 23, 1982 until June 22, 1985. ... KBLX is a radio stations that broadcasts from San Francisco on 102. ... KYA Radio originated as KYA in 1926, and is noted as having had the most owners of any radio station in the history of California, USA radio. ... KYUU was a hit radio station in San Francisco broadcasting on 99. ...

California Radio Regions

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See also: List of radio stations in California and List of United States radio markets

Mass media in the San Francisco Bay Area: Radio stations | TV stations | Newspapers Listings of radio stations in California: KABC (AM) - 790 - ABC Radio, Los Angeles, talk KALI - 900 - [[West Covina, California|West Covina] KAVL - 610 - FOXSports Radio - Lancaster KAZN - 1300- Los Angeles, broadcasts in Mandarin Chinese KBLA - 1580 - Santa Monica-Los Angeles KCBL - 1340 - FOXSports Radio - Fresno, sports KBRT - 740 - Los Angeles... This is a list of radio Markets in the United States ranked by Arbitron . ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Who's Who at KDFC (537 words)
KDFC is delighted to announce that Dianne Nicolini has joined our on-air staff.
And Tyler is the only person at KDFC who remembers the "old days" of reel-to-reel tapes, "so in a sense I feel like the last of the old-timers." But Tyler adapts to new technology easily.
Tyler is optimistic about the future of music, and with KDFC’s openness to new ideas, he plans to be broadcasting new, accessible music sometime soon.
KDFC Is Tops Among Music Stations (283 words)
The breezy, unchallenging classical format currently in favor at KDFC may have raised the ire of committed music lovers -- particularly after the loss of the Metropolitan Opera's live broadcasts -- but the station clearly has found a niche among a wider Bay Area audience.
KDFC has been among the top 10 stations in the Arbitron listings for the past year.
Aside from KDFC, the highest-rated classical stations among the nation's 10 largest markets were WCRB in Boston and WGMS in Washington, D.C., each of which was ranked No. 9.
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