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KTMS
Broadcast area Santa Barbara, California
Branding News Talk AM 990
Frequency 990 (kHz)
First air date 1947
Format News/Talk
ERP 5,000 watts (day)
500 watts (night)
Class B
Callsign meaning Thomas More Storke
Owner Rincon Broadcasting LLC
(Rincon License Subsidiary LLC)
Sister stations KIST, KIST-FM, KSBL, KSPE, KTMS, KTYD
Website http://www.990am.com/

KTMS (990 AM, "News Talk AM 990") is a news/talk formatted radio station based in Santa Barbara, California, and is owned by Rincon Broadcasting. It airs talk shows such as Dennis Miller, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

History

KTMS was founded by Santa Barbara News-Press publisher Thomas More Storke (hence the station callsign). KTMS was located for many years at 1250AM (now KZER). Among the programs produced at the station include 1-2-5 Club, with disc jockey Bob Ruth. It debuted in 1947 and aired for many years. The station moved to 990 AM, formerly KTYD, in the late 1990s, with an all-sports format soon to follow. In the 1960s, 990 AM was called "KGUD" (K-Good Radio) and sported a country music format. It began simulcasting KTYD's AOR format in the early 1970s, but returned to a country format in the 1980s.

References

  • Sies, Luther F. Encyclopedia of American Radio 1920-1960. Jefferson, NC:McFarland, 2000. ISBN 0-7864-0452-3

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