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KYNO
1300AM Talk Radio Logo.jpg
Broadcast area Fresno
Branding "1300 AM Live Talk Radio"
Slogan 1300 AM Live Talk Radio
Frequency 1300 (kHz)
First air date 1957
Format Talk
Owner John Ostlund
Website www.kyno.com

KYNO is a News/Talk radio station broadcasting at 1300 kHz in Fresno, California, United States of America.

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Station history

KYNO from 1957 and throughout the 1960's and 1970's, was a Top-40 station, and was the #1 "Hooper" rated station in Fresno under the ownership of Eugene Chenault. KYNO was the testing ground for the "Boss Radio" format that would be adopted at such stations as KHJ, Los Angeles; KFRC, San Francisco and CKLW, Windsor, Ontario.

Program director Bill Drake and disc jockeys such as K.O. Bailey, Les Turpin, Ed Mitchell, and Gary Mack went against the cross town rival KMAK ("K-Make"), its program director Ron Jacobs and DJs Robert W. Morgan (who would become legendary in Los Angeles), Jim Price, Glenn Adams, Jay Stevens, Frank Terry & Tom Maule. This radio war is now known as the "Battle Of Fresno."

Back in 1975, Richard Cano got his chance to DJ there at the tail end of the Boss Radio days. Cano went on to work at other Fresno stations, as Program Director and Mornings at KBOS-FM in 1979 and returning in 1984 at KMGX (X-104) to obtain the #1 Morning show until 1989 when he went onto do Mornings in Salt Lake City at KKAT-FM.

Eventually, KYNO stopped playing music and for a time was an all-sports radio station that carried the Fresno Grizzlies of the Pacific Coast League.

From 1999 until August 30, 2008, the station was Spanish language and known as Radio Guadalupe, usually christian music and programming in that language.

Format change

In 2008, the station was purchased by John Ostlund, owner of FM station KJWL, for a reported $1.6 million. [1]

The new ownership changed to a politically conservative news/talk format (one of five such formats in the region) on September 1, 2008, starting with a lineup featuring nationally syndicated talk show hosts, such as Bill O'Reilly, Dennis Miller, Dr. Laura, Don Imus and Larry King Live.

Bill O'Reilly has ceased production his syndicated daily program and Dr. Laura was pulled by the syndicator in June 2009 and is now aired on KMJ FM 105.9 Mhz from 1pm - 2pm.

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