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City of license San Bernardino, California
Broadcast area Riverside-San Bernardino, California
Branding News Talk 590
Slogan "The Talk of the Inland Empire"
Frequency 590 (kHz)
First air date 1929
Format Talk
Power 2,500 watts (day)
960 watts (night)
Class B
Owner Salem Communications
Webcast Listen Live

KTIE (590 AM, "News Talk 590") is a conservative talk radio station located in San Bernardino, California, broadcasting to the Riverside-San Bernardino, California area. During night hours, its' radio signals can travel across Los Angeles County, California and into the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs area).



KTIE essentially airs a similar program schedule as sister station KRLA; both are owned by Salem Communications. There are several key differences:

  • All the news and traffic information is specific to the Inland Empire area.

Nationally syndicated radio programs:

  • KTIE carries Sean Hannity from 9 PM to midnight.
  • KTIE carries The Let's Dine Out Show on Saturdays from 3 PM to 6 PM, hosted by local food critic Allan Borgen

The radio station's demographic audience for the Inland Empire region and nearby areas of Orange County is generally more conservative and higher number of registered Republican voters than those living in the urban areas of the Los Angeles Metro Area.



The station use to carry select games of the basketball program of California State University, San Bernardino. It also airs the live broadcast of weekly auto races at Irwindale Speedway, sanctioned by NASCAR as part of the Whelen All-American Series.

Other shows

Brokered programming airs throughout the weekend.


KTIE goes back 76 years when it was KFXM and the oldest serving radio station from the Inland Empire debuted in 1929, the original site of its' radio antenna was on the summit of Mount San Bernardino, about 5 miles east of the city. KFXM was received across most of Southern California such as Los Angeles and San Diego.

In the 1950s to the 1980s, KFXM switched call signs and AM dials variously, such as being KFSG in 1978, KDMT in 1985 and KMET in the late 1980s/1990. It was first owned by 20th century FOX, then a NBC Radio affiliate in the 1950's/60's and last a CBS Radio affiliate in the 1970s/80s.

The radio studios and antenna changed locations a few times. The daily/night wattage decreased over time, as well its' formats from musical to talk-news in the 1970s and '80s.

In the early 1990s/1991-95, this station's call letters were KRSO on 1290AM and it was the local affiliate for the Los Angeles Rams pro football team. Its format, adult standards, was identical to KMPC (now KSPN).

Nowadays, KTIE in the daytime is audible from Azusa or Westminster to the west, and all the way to Banning or Yucca Valley in the east. Its' main focus is the Inland Empire and Orange County.

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