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KTUB
City of license Centerville, Utah
Broadcast area Salt Lake City
Frequency 1600 kHz
Format Regional Mexican
Power 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 69557
Transmitter coordinates 40°54′0.00″N 111°55′40.00″W / 40.9°N 111.92778°W / 40.9; -111.92778
Owner Bustos Media of Utah License, LLC
Website bustosmedia.com
The towers for KTUB, west of Centerville, Utah.

KTUB (1600 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish Oldies format. Licensed to Centerville, Utah, USA, it serves the Salt Lake City area. The station is currently owned by Bustos Media of Utah License, LLC. KTUB provides Spanish broadcasts for Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer

History

KBBC were the original calls for this station. The station went on the air December 1, 1957. [1] The original owner was Howard Pingree. The station operated with 1000 watts daytime only. In the early mid 1970's, the station's transmitter site was displaced by the construction of the I-15 Freeway and the transmitter and studios were relocated to the present location. After the relocation, the station came back on the air with the call letters KLAT (talk spelled backwards) with an all talk format. The all talk format featured several personalities who had been on KSXX, such as Joe Redburn, Tom Carlin, Jim Kirkwood, and others. After the financial unsuccess of that operation, the station was brokered for a short time to Southern Nevada Communications Corporation, who are now known as Faith Communications Corporation, which organization afterword purchased KANN in Ogden, Utah, and still operate that station. As several of the owners of the station at that time were officers of a Savings and Loan, and had improperly made loans to the radio station, the Utah State Department of Financial Institutions seized the S&L and the station, shut it off, and in July 1977 auctioned the license and facilities to the highest bidder, which was Harold S. Schwartz and Associates. The Schwartz organization operated the station as a commercial "christian" format station, even though Mr. Schwartz and other principles in the organization were Jews. The call letters were changed to KBBX as the original KBBC call was no longer available, and it was desired to get some name recognition from the original call. Schwartz increased the daytime power to 5000 watts and built a sister FM station on 105.5 MHz which was later moved to 105.7 MHz. The FM station's original call letters were KSTU, but had been changed to KCGL by the time that the FM station went on the air December 24, 1979. (After the call letters KSTU were released, they were taken by a new TV station that is now the Fox affiliate in Salt Lake City.) Schwartz sold the station to Mid-America Gospel Network, the principals of which included several persons who had been key employees of Schwartz. Mid-America Gospel Network later sold the stations, and the AM and FM stations are no longer under common ownership. The station changed call letters and went on the air as KCPX on 1993-08-13 (the call KCPX had been released by the 1320 Salt Lake City station). On 1999-03-12, the station changed its call sign to KSGO. On 2004-09-20 to KRRD. On 2005-09-13 to KXTA. On 2007-11-02 the station became the current KTUB.[2]

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