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KAMA
City of license El Paso, Texas
Broadcast area El Paso area
Slogan Aqui Esta Todo (Everything is Here)
Frequency 750 kHz
First air date 1985-04-18 (as KEPB)
Format Regional Mexican
Power 10,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 36948
Transmitter coordinates 31°46′30″N 106°16′48″W / 31.775°N 106.28°W / 31.775; -106.28Coordinates: 31°46′30″N 106°16′48″W / 31.775°N 106.28°W / 31.775; -106.28
Former callsigns KEPB (1985-1985)
Affiliations Univision Radio
Owner Tichenor License Corporation
Website univision.com

KAMA (750 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Regional Mexican format. Licensed to El Paso, Texas, USA, the station serves the El Paso area. The station is currently owned by Tichenor License Corporation and features programing from Univision Radio.[1]

History

The station went on the air as KEPB on 1985-04-18. On 1985-07-11, the station changed its call sign to the current KAMA.[2]

The origins of KAMA trace back to Mexican station XELO (AM) on 800 khz. XELO was programmed in Spanish starting in the 1930s. By the 1940s the station was Spanish language by day and English brokered time at night when the skywave propogation kicked in. The station was legendary for patent medicine offers and "Autographed Photos of J Christ of Biblical fame". Live chicks by mail, Carr Collins Crazy water crystals were all offered.

In 1972 the daytime format moved to a new AM in El Paso on 1060 called KAMA. In 1985 KAMA moved to this new signal on 750 which operated 24 hours a day.

The station was sold to Tichenor Media, operator of long time rival KBNA in 1994. Tichenor merged into Heftel broadcasting in 1997, changed name to Hispanic Broadcasting Corp in 2000, and merged into Univision Communications in 2003.

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