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City of license Bakersfield, California
Branding Fox Sports 970
Frequency 970 AM (kHz)
First air date 1986
Format Sports radio
Power 1,000 watts (day)
5,000 watts (night)
Class B
Transmitter coordinates 35°27′00″N 118°56′48″W / 35.45°N 118.94667°W / 35.45; -118.94667
Former callsigns KUZZ(1/1986-1/1986)
KZPM (11/2000-5/2001)
KZTK (5/2001-9/2002)
KGET (9/2002-1/2006)[1]
Affiliations Premiere Radio Networks, Motor Racing Network, Performance Racing Network, Los Angeles Lakers Radio Network
Owner Clear Channel Communications
(AMFM Radio Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations KBFP, KBFP-FM, KDFO, KRAB
Webcast Listen Live

KHTY (970 AM "Fox Sports 970") is a sports radio station broadcasting from Bakersfield, California and is owned by Clear Channel Communications.[2] It serves inland central California. Fox Sports 970 is Bakersfield's new NASCAR radio affliate.



970 AM went on the air in 1986 as KUZZ. Reason why was because Buck Owens, the owner of KUZZ made a deal to have KAFY moved from 550AM to 970AM. In November 2000, the call letters were changed to KZPM. KZPM lasted until May 2001, when 970AM was sold to Clear Channel Communications and the call letters changed to KZTK. KZTK at the time was a news/talk radio station. In September 2002, KZTK changed the call letters to KGET, (which was also the call letters to a local TV Station owned by Clear Channel Communications at that time). The branding for KGET was News Talk 970 KGET. In January 2006, the KGET call letters were changed to KHTY. The station at the time was an oldies radio station branded as Mighty 970. Sometime in 2008, KHTY changed formats from oldies back to news/talk and was branded as Business 970 KHTY. Later in 2008, KHTY changed formats once again from news/talk to a Spanish language news/talk radio station. On March 2, 2009, KHTY will once again change formats from a Spanish language news/talk radio station to a sports radio station branded as Fox Sports 970.


The station lineup includes Jim Rome, Chris Myers, Petros and Money Show, J. T. the Brick, and other Fox Sports Radio programs, as well as The Dan Patrick Show. Also on KHTY are broadcasts of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Nascar races.


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