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KMKY
City of license Oakland, California
Broadcast area San Francisco Bay Area
Slogan Radio Disney AM 1310
Frequency 1310 kHz (also on HD Radio)
Format Children's Radio
Power 5,000 Watts unlimited
Class B
Facility ID 96
Transmitter coordinates 37°49′27″N 122°19′10″W / 37.82417°N 122.31944°W / 37.82417; -122.31944Coordinates: 37°49′27″N 122°19′10″W / 37.82417°N 122.31944°W / 37.82417; -122.31944
Callsign meaning K MicKeY Mouse
Former callsigns KDIA, KFYI, KDIA
Affiliations Radio Disney
Owner Disney/ABC Radio
(RD San Francisco Assets, LLC)
Website radiodisney.com

KMKY is a radio station in Oakland, California that broadcasts on 1310 AM. It has children's variety programming and is part of the Radio Disney network. KMKY was once longtime home of Urban AC KDIA.

KDIA history

The 1310 AM frequency began as KLS in 1921. In 1945, it changed its call letters to KWBR and changed its format to focus on an African-American audience. In 1959, it was bought by the owners of Memphis radio station WDIA, and the call letters were changed to KDIA. During the 1960s through the 1980s, the station was the premier soul and funk station in the San Francisco Bay Area. The station helped launch the careers of such musicians as Sly and the Family Stone.

In the early 1990s KDIA was co-owned by then mayor of Oakland, California, Elihu Harris with then California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown. In 1992, the late Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey returned to the Bay Area to work as public affairs director and newscaster on KDIA. Bailey later became the editor of the Oakland Post who was murdered on the streets of downtown Oakland.[1]

References

  1. ^ Josh Richman and Douglas Fischer (2007-08-03). "Bailey's career in news spanned globe for decades". Oakland Tribune. http://www.oaklandtribune.com.  

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