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KSFM
Image:KSFM.JPG
City of license
Broadcast area Woodland/Sacamento
Branding "102.5 KSFM"
Slogan Your Hip Hop and R&B Party Station
First air date 1978
Frequency 102.5 (MHz)
Format Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio (Mainstream Urban)
Power
ERP 100,000 watts
Class
Callsign meaning K Sacramento's Favorite Music
Owner CBS Radio
Website http://www.ksfm.com/

KSFM is a Rhythmic Contemporary Hits outlet serving the Sacramento, California, USA area. Its city of license and transmitter are located in Woodland (In Yolo County) but their studios are based in Sacramento. KSFM's current slogan is "102.5 KSFM, Your Hip-Hop And R&B Party Station." Image File history File links KSFM.JPG Licensing This is a logo of a radio station, network, corporation, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... Woodland Court House, California Woodland is the county seat of Yolo County, California. ... Nickname: City of Trees Motto: Official website: http://www. ... ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the lower waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Rhythmic Top 40, as known as Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio and Rhythmic Crossover, is a music radio format that includes of a mix of dance, and upbeat rhythmic pop, hip-hop, and R&B hits. ... Mainstream Urban, a term used to describe a radio format that similar to an urban contemporary format. ... Nominal power is a measurement of a mediumwave radio stations output used in the United States. ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power or ERP is determined by subtracting system losses from system gains. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... 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 aid... CBS Radio Inc. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... Rhythmic Top 40, as known as Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio and Rhythmic Crossover, is a music radio format that includes of a mix of dance, and upbeat rhythmic pop, hip-hop, and R&B hits. ... Nickname: City of Trees Motto: Official website: http://www. ... In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... Woodland Court House, California Woodland is the county seat of Yolo County, California. ... Yolo County is located in the northern part of the U.S. state of California, bordered by the counties of Sacramento, Solano, Napa, Lake, Colusa, and Sutter. ...


KSFM is owned by CBS Radio, which in turn is part of CBS Corporation's Sacramento radio and TV cluster, which includes Jack FM KQJK, Adult Contemporary KYMX, Adult Top 40 KZZO, Country music KNCI, sports talk KHTK, CBS affiliate KOVR TV, and UPN affiliate KMAX TV. CBS Radio Inc. ... CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) is a media conglomerate focused largely on the United States market, specifically broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production. ... Primary Jack FM logo Jack FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Adult Top 40 is a another variation on the Top 40 format, in which this genre is more geared towards an adult audience who are not into Rock music teen Pop, Dance music, Hip-Hop, Modern Rock or slower Adult Contemporary fare. ... =hiddenStructure Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States. ... KOVR (CBS13) is the CBS owned-and-operated television station (O&O) in Sacramento, California. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by CBS Corporation, which also owns the more widespread CBS network. ... KMAX (Channel 31) is Viacoms UPN owned and operated television station, serving the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto broadcast area. ...


KSFM offers a current-based mix of R&B/Hip-Hop product, with some upbeat Pop tracks added in from time to time. It is also personality-driven as well, which makes it one of the most listened to stations in Sacramento. It also has the highest cumes in the Sacramento radio market, averaging over 300,000 listeners per day. Its core audience include teens, 18-34 adults (mostly females) and young Hispanics. Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began among urban African Americans and Latinos in New York City in the early 1970s, and has since spread around the world. ... For the 1979 song by M, see Pop Muzik. ... Nickname: City of Trees Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ...


History

KSFM originally signed on the air in 1961 as MOR KATT("The Tiger Tail"), but would later go dark by 1968. In 1970 it returned to the air as Top 40 KRBT("Robot 10-25"), which started out with live jocks, only to go automated by 1972. 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Tuesday. ...


In April 1974 the station switched formats to Progressive Rock as "Earth Radio 102.5" and picked up the KSFM call letters, along with an upgrade in power to 50kw. The station's original slogan was "Earth Rock" but the owners of KXOA owned the name so they renamed it (and copyrighted it as) "Earth Radio" in June of that year. The station would become a success story in its five years of its exsistence. Look up April in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... KSEG is a free (GPL) interactive geometry software for exploring Euclidean geometry. ... KDND-FM, 107. ... Look up June in Wiktionary, the free dictionary June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with a length of 30 days The month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. ...


During the spring of 1974, Kula Broadcasting searched for a new programmer and format to run on the station. The owners hired Don Wright, formerly of KZAP, KXOA/KNDE and KRBT. He sold his idea for his format to station management. His plan for the station was “formatted” Progressive Rock. Unlike mostly free-form KZAP, KSFM’s new format would be rock-based, albeit somewhat eclectic in approach. The air talent would have a mid-tempo delivery style (neither fast and screaming nor completely laid back). The station would keep the KSFM call letters, but would have the slogan of “Earth Rock 102, KSFM.”


In early May 1974, the new Progressive Rock station made its debut. Drake-Chenault, owners of KXOA-FM (107.9) attempted to sue the owners of KSFM, because they used the “Earth Rock” name for the station (KXOA-FM had used the same slogan and a similar format in 1972-73, but had since changed their format back to automated Oldies…and subsequently sold the station to Brown Broadcasting in June 1974).


In July 1974, KSFM changed its name to “Earth Radio 102.” Within six months of its May 1974 debut, “KSFM-Earth Radio 102” made the top six in overall “twelve-plus” ratings in the Sacramento area. When the station management only delivered a $25.00 monthly pay raise, much of the air staff left to run KSJO (92.3) in San Jose. Nonetheless, the station continued to obtain stellar ratings.


The format was a combination of well-established “mainstream” and “up and coming” rock artists. While the station would play mainstream rock artists, the announcers often focused on their deeper album cuts. Additionally, the music flow was diverse enough that one could hear a searing Led Zeppelin track and a folksy Joni Mitchell song in the same set, yet the music would flow naturally. The air talent programmed much of the music without the use of a set playlist. While a listener could hear an occasional Country record by Jerry Jeff Walker or a Reggae tune by Peter Tosh, they knew it would be followed by a rock record, seamlessly followed by a casual back announcement from knowledgeable air talent.


Also, KSFM’s format was dayparted, so listeners would be treated to a much harder rock sound at night. Earth Radio 102 had little or no musical repetition. A listener truly did not know what they would be hearing next.


Earth Radio had a number of additional programming features that made it unique. For example, it ran a news block each weekday morning from 9:30 to 10:00 known as “Earth News”. The alternative news included nationally-syndicated interviews with rock stars of the day. The news also included odd information that would interest the station’s audience.


Each weekday, at 9:40 AM, 1:40 and 6:40 PM, the station would run a “Concert Calendar”, where they would announce upcoming concert venues in both local and regional locations. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday evenings at 9:10 PM, the station would track an entire record album from start to finish. Initially, this was a weekly feature, but was so successful; it had been expanded to three nights a week. The program was initially known as “Record a Record”, but the name eventually changed to the “Whole Earth Record.” In between record sides, the announcer (Dave Whittaker) would play an “Instrumental Interlude”, where the listener would hear an instrumental song from a completely different artist to break up the album.


In late 1976, the station hired Dennis Newhall as an on-air staff announcer. He had experience working at KZAP and KSJO. Subsequently, he was promoted to Program Director in 1977.


The station had the following airstaff in 1978-1979:


6:00AM to 10:00 AM: Diane Michaels 10:00 to Noon: Dennis Newhall Noon to 3:00 PM: Lisa Novak 3:00 PM- 7:00PM: Tom Cale 7:00 – Midnight: Dave Whittaker Midnight – 6:00AM: Jack Perry Weekends: Nick Rhodes, Dave Hipkin, and others


“Earth Radio 102’s” success continued until the summer of 1979. In January 1979, KZAP’s (98.5 FM) new owners installed radio consultant Lee Abrams’ “Super Stars” format on the formerly Free Form station. KZAP’s new format could best be described as being somewhere between a Top 40 and a Progressive Rock station, attracting 18-34 year old male listeners from both types of stations. The change brought KZAP stellar ratings at the expense of “Earth Radio”. KSFM went from a 4.7 “twelve-plus” share to a somewhat disappointing 3.1 share in the Spring 1979 Arbitron ratings. Initially, there were rumors of KSFM either becoming more mainstream or switching to a Country format.


In August 1979, the station announced on-air it would be switching the format to “Mass Appeal” music the following month. On August 20, 1979, the Sacramento Union featured an article on the format switch. The entire air staff would be replaced. KSFM management hired radio consultant Jerry Clifton to initiate the new format. In the Union article, Clifton described the “Earth Radio” format as “esoteric…similar to a Jazz station.”


On September 9, 1979, KSFM broadcast its last full day of Progressive Rock. The following day, the station began a five day stunting period where it played a full day of music by a well-known established artist. The stunting period acted as a “buffer” between the vastly different formats. The first day (September 10, 1979) was a full day of Led Zeppelin, followed by a day of the Beatles. By the fifth day, the station was playing Donna Summer and the Bee Gees as featured artists. On September 14, 1979 “FM 102” made its debut.



On September 14, 1979 KSFM would flip to what would become a major success story that would continue today when it flipped to a hybrid Disco/Top 40 direction. By 1984 the station would evolve all the way to its current--and, as of today, still dominant--Rhythmic Contemporary Hits direction. September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rhythmic Top 40, as known as Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio and Rhythmic Crossover, is a music radio format that includes of a mix of dance, and upbeat rhythmic pop, hip-hop, and R&B hits. ...


External links

  • KSFM website
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for KSFM
  • KSFM is also the ICAO identifier for the Sanford, Maine airport.
Sacramento FM radio stations

By frequency: 88.1 | 88.9 | 90.5 | 90.9 | 91.5 | 92.1 | 92.5 | 93.7 | 94.7 | 96.1 | 96.9 | 97.9 | 98.5 | 99.9 | 100.5 | 101.1 | 102.5 | 103.5 | 103.9 | 104.3 | 105.1 | 105.5 | 106.5 | 107.9 The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations, develops the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. ... Sanford is a census-designated place located in York County, Maine. ... Nickname: City of Trees Motto: Official website: http://www. ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the lower waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... KEAR-FM 88. ... 1240 KROY was a popular AM radio station in Sacramento, California best known for its music power pop/rock format. ... KBMB, also known as 103. ... KWOD 106. ... KDND-FM, 107. ...


By callsign: KBMB | KDND | KEAR | KGBY | KHYL | KKFS | KKTO | KNCI | KQJK | KRCX | KRXQ | KSEG | KSFM | KSSJ | KTTA | KWOD | KXCL | KXJZ | KXSE | KXPR | KYDS | KYMX | KZZO 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 aid... KBMB, also known as 103. ... KDND-FM, 107. ... KEAR-FM 88. ... 1240 KROY was a popular AM radio station in Sacramento, California best known for its music power pop/rock format. ... KWOD 106. ...


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