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Kvvz

KVVZ
City of license Novato, California
Broadcast area Novato/San Francisco/Oakland, California/Santa Rosa, California
Branding Hot 105.7 (Shared billing from its simulcast of KVVF)
Slogan "Bay Area’s #1 For The Most Hip Hop & R&B"
Frequency 100.7 MHz
First air date June 1, 1961 (as KTIM-FM at 100.9)
Format Rhythmic Contemporary
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters
Class A
Facility ID 40136
Transmitter coordinates
Callsign meaning ViVa (old station branding)
Former callsigns KTIM-FM (1961-1987)
KTID (1987-1989)
KTID-FM (1989-1994)
KKHI-FM (1994-1998)
KJQI-FM (1998-2001)
KSFB (1/2001-6/2001)
KSFB-FM (7/2001-2004)
Former frequencies 100.9 MHz (1961-1997)
Owner Univision Radio
(Univision Radio License Corporation)
Sister stations KVVF
Webcast Listen Live
Website Hot 105.7 Website

KVVZ (Hot 100.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to Novato, California, USA and it serves the San Francisco area. The station is currently owned by Univision Radio License Corporation. The station serves as the northern simulcast of its sister station KVVF/Santa Clara. Its studios are in the Financial District of San Francisco, and the KVVZ transmitter is in Novato.

In 1994, KTID-FM dropped adult contemporary for classical music and ended its simulcast of KTID (AM).[1]

Between 2001 and 2003, KVVZ was KSFB contemporary Christian 100.7 The Bridge. Between 2003 and June 27, 2005, KVVZ began simulcasting with KVVF and became the "pop, rock y reggaeton" station, Viva 100.7. KVVF was also owned by Univision, who later assumed the license of KVVZ in a trade from Salem Communications in 2004. WPPN in Chicago also went to Univision, while stations in Houston, Texas, Dallas, Texas and Chicago went to Salem. The Dallas station has since been resold. On October 13, 2011, the former station branding La Kalle changed to Latino Mix.

On March 14, 2014, the station started repeatedly playing Nelly's "Hot in Herre" uninterrupted, most likely an act of stunting.

On March 17, 2014, KVVZ and KVVF started broadcasting at 5:05pm, beginning with a "history lesson" about the first "Hot" station that covered the San Jose area from 1987 to 1995, followed by the return of Chuy Gomez, a radio host formerly from KMEL, and aired a Mix Show. Although their playlist favors R&B/Hip-Hop hits, KVVF/KVVZ is programming the station as a Rhythmic Top 40 and targets a bilingual and younger Hispanic audience using the same formula as sister station KBBT/San Antonio.[2] In a statement from Station Content Director Makr Arias, “We just feel like The Bay Area has been asking for something new and fresh. It’s a format they call Top 40/Rhythmic with a little bit of hip-hop, R&B and Top 40 crossed-over.”[3]

Additional frequencies

In addition to the main station, KVVZ is relayed by these stations and translators to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
K265DI 100.9 Sausalito, California 80 D FCC

References

  1. ^ Stark, Phyllis (January 15, 1994). "Vox Jox".  
  2. ^ "Chuy Gomez Returns to Radio With Hot 105.7" from San Francisco City Guide (March 17, 2014)
  3. ^ "Latino Mix Becomes Hot 105.7 In San Francisco" from All Access (March 17, 2014)

External links

  • Query the FCC's FM station database for KVVZ
  • Radio-Locator information on KVVZ
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KVVZ


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