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KDYA
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City of license Vallejo, California
Broadcast area San Francisco Bay Area/Sacramento
Branding Gospel 1190 The Light
Frequency 1190 kHz
Format urban contemporary gospel
Power 1,000 Watts (Daytime)
construction permit to increase it to 3,500 watts (daytime)
Class D
Callsign meaning variation of KDIA
Owner Baybridge Communications, LLC
Website gospel1190.net

KDYA is a radio station licensed to Vallejo, California, but serves the San Francisco Bay Area. It broadcasts on 1190 frequency on the AM dial with an urban contemporary gospel format. It is known over the air as "Gospel 1190 The Light".

Because KDYA shares the same frequency as "clear channel" station KEX-AM in Portland, Oregon, it broadcasts only during daytime hours.

History

Originally, the station debuted August 1, 1947, as KGYW, and later became KNBA, carrying a "middle of the road" (MOR) format. The station was long owned by Louis J. Ripa until his death in January 1992. KNBA was assigned to the frequency 1190 kHz (AM) in 1960; the calls were in use until 1992, when the frequency changed call letters to KXBT, eventually becoming its present call sign, KDYA. 1190's sister-station at 1640 AM is a Christian teaching-ministry format KDIA, also licensed to Vallejo. The station carries Oakland Athletics Spanish radio broadcasts in the daytime, while KDIA carries night games.

The KNBA calls are now in use by a radio station in Anchorage, Alaska.

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