Supplemental Guide to Bay Area Radio

You can count on radio stations to change hands or formats sooner or later, so we cannot guarantee this directory is up-to-date at all times.  See Bay Area Radio Airplay 2 for our compilation of real-time playlists (you may notice a slight delay when this page loads).

When we first published this radio guide in the early 2000s, more than a few music stations did not provide live streaming or a real-time playlist for financial and technical reasons.  As these features have become the norm (though you may have to go to third-party sites for airplay archives in some cases), it’s no longer necessary to track their progress here.  So let us know what differentiating Web factors we should document next (Facebook likes?).

 

Supplemental Guide to Bay Area Radio

You can count on radio stations to change hands or formats sooner or later, so we cannot guarantee this directory is up-to-date at all times.  See Bay Area Radio Airplay 2 for our compilation of real-time playlists (you may notice a slight delay when this page loads).

When we first published this radio guide in the early 2000s, more than a few music stations did not provide live streaming or a real-time playlist for financial and technical reasons.  As these features have become the norm (though you may have to go to third-party sites for airplay archives in some cases), it’s no longer necessary to track their progress here.  So let us know what differentiating Web factors we should document next (Facebook likes?).

 

Monterey Peninsula

 

Monterey Peninsula

 

FM Radio Stations and Selective AM Radio Stations
Freq.
(KHz/
MHz)
Call Letters/
Web Site
Name and Format Range/
Location
Owner

Beyond the San Francisco Bay Area

Monterey Peninsula
540 KRXA
radiomonterey.com
“Radio Monterey,” talk S3? KRXA
880 KKMC
kkmc.com
Religious S1
Salinas
BC
1080 KSCO
ksco.com
News/talk S3? ZBS
1200 KYAA South Asian variety S?
Soquel
PR
1240 KNRY
knry1240.com
“Unforgettable,” pop standards, oldies S1
Monterey
PR
1340 KOMY News/talk S1
Watsonville
ZBS
1410 KRML
krml.com
Americana, oldies S1
Carmel
JB
1490 KRKC
krkccountry.com
Country, sports S1
King City
RR
88.1 KZSC
kzsc.org
University of California, Santa Cruz; variety S1
Santa Cruz
EDU
88.3 K202DU
csnradio.com
Calvary Satellite Network, religious S0
San Juan Bautista
CSN
88.9 KUSP
kusp.org
Variety S1
Santa Cruz
PUB
89.1 K206BQ
kusp.org
KUSP simulcast (see above) S1
Hollister
PUB
89.1 K207CN
kusp.org
KUSP simulcast (see above) S0
Santa Cruz
PUB
89.3 KPJP
ihradio.org
Immaculate Heart Radio, Catholic news/talk S2? IHR
89.5 K208CW
klove.com
“K-LOVE” simulcast (see below) S0
Monterey
EMF
89.7 KLVM
klove.com
“K-LOVE,” Christian adult contemporary S0
Prunedale
EMF
89.9 KFER Religious S1
Santa Cruz
?
89.9 KFRS
familyradio.com
Family Radio, Christian news/talk S1
Soledad
FS
90.3 KAZU
kazu.org
News/talk S2 PUB
KAZU-HD2
kazu.org
Classical
90.5 K213CR La Radio Cristiana, Spanish religious S0
King City
PBE
90.7 KHRI
air1.com
“Air 1,” Christian top 40 S1
Hollister
EMF
90.7 KSRI
air1.com
“Air 1,” Christian top 40 S1
Santa Cruz
EMF
90.9 KHDC
radiobilingue.org
Radio Bilingue, variety S2?
Salinas
PUB
91.1 K216AX
csnradio.com
Calvary Satellite Network, religious S0
Laurel
CSN
91.3 KDRH
air1.com
“Air 1,” Christian top 40 S1
King City
EMF
91.3 K217CO
klove.com
“K-LOVE” simulcast (see above) S0
Carmel Valley
EMF
91.3 K217CQ
nuevavida.com
KMRO (Ventura Co.) simulcast [Spanish religious] S0
Salinas
PUB?
91.7 KBDH
kusp.org
KUSP simulcast (see above) S2?
San Ardo
PUB
91.9 KSPB
kspb.org
Robert Louis Stevenson School, variety S1
Pebble Beach
PUB
91.9 K220ES
klove.com
“K-LOVE” simulcast (see above) S0
Lockwood
EMF
92.7 KTOM
ktom.com
Country S2 IHM
KTOM-HD2
ktom.com
“Mother Trucker,” country
93.5 KXSM
radiolazer.com
Regional Mexican S1
Hollister
LZ
93.7 KXZM
radiolazer.com
KXSM simulcast (see above) S0
Felton
LZ
93.9 KEXA
wolfhouseradio.net
Latin rhythm S3 WH
94.1 KPFA-2
kpfa.org
KPFA simulcast (see East Bay) S0
Bonny Doon
PUB
94.9 K240AK
nuevavida.com
KMRO (Ventura Co.) simulcast [Spanish religious] S0
Soledad
PUB?
95.1 K236AJ
klove.com
“K-LOVE” simulcast (see above) S0
Soledad
EMF
95.5 KKHK
955bobfm.com
“Bob,” oldies, adult top 40 S1
Carmel
JM
95.9 K240CD
csnradio.com
Calvary Satellite Network, religious S0
Soquel
CSN
96.3 K242AT
air1.com
“Air 1” simulcast (see above) S0
Salinas-Monterey
EMF
96.9 KWAV
kwav.com
Adult contemporary S4 BL
KWAV-HD2 Pop standards
97.7 K249AQ
csnradio.com
Calvary Satellite Network, religious S0
San Ardo-Bradley
CSN
97.9 KYZZ
z979country.com
"Z," country S2?
Salinas
BL
98.3 K252CK
csnradio.com
Calvary Satellite Network, religious S0
Salinas
CSN
98.7 K254AG
kcbs.com
KFRC simulcast (see San Francisco) S0
Gonzales
CBS
99.1 KSQL
estereosolsf.com
KSOL simulcast (see San Francisco) S3 UNI
99.5 KLOK
entravision.com
“La Tricolor,” regional Mexican S3 ETV
100.7 KPRC
salinas.lapreciosa.com
“La Preciosa,” Latin oldies S3 IHM
KPRC-HD2
salinas.lapreciosa.com
“Beso,” Latin oldies?
100.9 K265DG
salinas.lapreciosa.com
KPRC simulcast (see above) S1
Hollister
IHM
100.9 K265DK
salinas.lapreciosa.com
KPRC simulcast (see above) S1
Greenfield
IHM
101.7 KCDU
1017thebeach.com
“The Beach,” mainstream top 40 S1
Monterey
MPT
102.1 KRKC
krkccountry.com
Country S3? KC
102.5 KDON
kdon.com
Rhythmic top 40 S4 IHM
KDON-HD2
kdon.com
“The Block,” rhythmic top 40
103.1 K276BR
klove.com
“K-LOVE” simulcast (see above) S0
Santa Cruz
EMF
103.5 KRAY
wolfhouseradio.net
“La Buena,” regional Mexican S1
Salinas
WH
103.9 KBOQ
q1039thehits.com
“Q,” oldies S1
Monterey
MPT
104.3 KHIP
thehippo.com
“The Hippo,” classic rock S1
Monterey
MPT
104.7 KAPU-LPFM
kapu.org
“Ohana de Watsonville,” Hawaiian, talk S0
Watsonville
PUB
105.1 KOCN
1051kocean.com
“K-OCEAN,” classic R&B S1
Salinas
IHM
KOCN-HD2
1051kocean.com
Classic R&B
105.9 K290AE
kusp.org
KUSP simulcast (see above) S1
Monterey
PUB
106.1 K291AE
thehippo.com
KHIP simulcast (see above) S0
Seaside
MPT
106.3 KMJV
wolfhouseradio.net
“Radio Lobo,” regional Mexican S2? WH
107.1 KSES
superestrella.com
“Super Estrella,” Latin top 40 S1
Monterey
ETV
107.5 KPIG
kpig.com
Americana S1
Watsonville
MPT
107.9 KSEA
campesina.net
“La Campesina,” regional Mexican S1
Salinas
RC

 

Sacramento Valley

 

Sacramento Valley

 

FM Radio Stations and Selective AM Radio Stations
Freq.
(KHz/
MHz)
Call Letters/
Web Site
Name and Format Range/
Location
Owner

Beyond the San Francisco Bay Area

Sacramento Valley
650 KSTE
kste.com
Talk S3 IHM
710 KFIA
kfia.com
Christian talk S2 SL
1140 KHTK
khtk.com
Sports S4 CBS
1210 KRPU
radiopunjab.com
Radio Punjab, South Asian variety S2? RP
1240 KCVV
radiosantisimosacramento.com
Radio Santisimo, Spanish religious S1
Sacramento
MB
1380 KTKZ
am1380theanswer.com
“The Answer,” talk S2 SL
1430 KJAY Ethnic S1
Sacramento
?
1470 KIID
radiodisney.com
Radio Disney, teen pop S1
Sacramento
DABC
1530 KFBK
kfbk.com
News/talk S4 IHM
1580 KSSU
kssu.com
California State University, Sacramento; modern rock S?
Sacramento
EDU
1620 KSMH
ihradio.org
Immaculate Heart Radio, Catholic news/talk S3 IHR
88.1 KEDR
familyradio.com
Family Radio, Christian news/talk S3? FS
88.9 KXPR
capradio.org
Classical, news/talk S3 PUB
89.3 KQEI
kqed.org/radio
KQED simulcast (see San Francisco) S1?
North Highlands
PUB
89.7 KXHV Sacramento High School S1
Sacramento
EDU
90.1 K211DF
kycc.org
KYCC simulcast (see San Joaquin Valley) S0
Foothill Farms
EDU
90.3 KDVS
kdvs.org
University of California, Davis; variety S1
Davis
EDU
90.9 KXJZ
capradio.org
California State University, Sacramento; jazz; variety S3 PUB-EDU
KXJZ-HD2 Classical
91.5 KYDS
accesssacramento.org
El Camino High School S1
Sacramento
EDU
92.1 KMJE
vive921.com
“Vive,” Latin pop S1? FB
92.5 KBEB
b925fm.com
“B,” country S3 IHM
KBEB-HD2
kfbk.com
KFBK simulcast (see above)
93.3 KYLO-LPFM
holyrosary.com
Holy Rosary Parish, Catholic S0
Woodland
HRP
93.7 KQJK
937jackfm.com
“Jack,” oldies S2 CBS
KQJK-HD2
alt1071.com
Modern rock
94.7 KKDO
radio947.net
Modern rock S3? ETC
96.1 KYMX
kymx.com
“Mix 96,” adult contemporary S2 CBS
96.9 KSEG
eagle969.com
“The Eagle,” classic rock S3 ETC
KSEG-HD2 “Deep Tracks,” classic rock
97.7 KDEE-LPFM
kdeefm.org
California Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation, R&B? S0
Rancho Cordova
PUB
97.9 KLMG
latino979.com
Latin pop S2? BM
98.5 KRXQ
krxq.net
“98 Rock,” active rock S3 ETC
KRXQ-HD2 Rock
99.5 K258AC
kycc.org
KYCC simulcast (see San Joaquin Valley) S0
Elk Grove
EDU
100.5 KZZO
now100fm.com
“Now,” adult top 40 S4 CBS
101.1 KHYL
v1011fm.com
“V,” adult R&B, classic R&B S3 IHM
KHYL-HD2 Adult R&B
101.5 KCCL
1015khits.com
“K-Hits,” oldies: 1960s-1980s S3 ETV
101.5 KDRT-LPFM
kdrt.org
Davis Community Television, variety S0
Davis
PUB
102.5 KSFM
ksfm.com
Rhythmic top 40 S3 CBS
102.9 K275BH
kycc.org
KYCC simulcast (see San Joaquin Valley) S0
Elk Grove
EDU
103.3 KBAA Regional Mexican S1
Sacramento
SL
103.5 KHHM
hot1035.com
“Hot,” rhythmic top 40 S2? ETV
103.9 KKFS
1039thefish.com
“The Fish,” Christian top 40 S1
Sacramento
BM
104.3 KXSE
superestrella.com
“Super Estrella,” Latin top 40 S1
Davis
ETV
104.7 K284AG
air1.com
“Air 1,” Christian top 40 S0
Woodland
EMF
105.1 KNCI
kncifm.com
Country S3 CBS
105.5 KSAC
money1055.com
“Money,” business news/talk S1
Sacramento
SL
105.9 K290AI
klove.com
“K-LOVE” simulcast (see Wine Country) S0
Natoma
EMF
106.5 KUDL
star1065.com
“Star,” adult top 40 S3 ETC
KUDL-HD2 Blues
107.9 KDND
endonline.com
“The End,” mainstream top 40 S3 ETC
KDND-HD2 Comedy

 

San Joaquin Valley

 

San Joaquin Valley

 

FM Radio Stations and Selective AM Radio Stations
Freq.
(KHz/
MHz)
Call Letters/
Web Site
Name and Format Range/
Location
Owner

Beyond the San Francisco Bay Area

San Joaquin Valley
770 KCBC
crawfordbroadcasting.com
Christian talk S3? CF
840 KMPH News/talk S?
Modesto
PT
970 KESP
sportsradio970.com
Sports S1
Modesto
CML
1230 KWG
ihradio.org
Immaculate Heart Radio, Catholic news/talk S1
Stockton
IHR
1280 KWSX
powertalk1280.com
“Power Talk,” news/talk S1
Stockton
IHM
1330 KLBS
klbs.com
Portuguese S2? ER
1360 KFIV
powertalk1360.com
“Power Talk,” news/talk S1?
Modesto
IHM
1480 KYOS
1480kyos.com
News/talk S2? MPT
1570 KCVR
semodesto.com
“Super Estrella,” Latin top 40 S2 ETV
1660 KTIQ
amistad1660.com
Amistad Cristiana, Spanish religious S1
Merced
MPT
88.3 KLVN
klove.com
“K-LOVE,” Christian adult contemporary S1
Merced
EMF
88.7 KMPO
radiobilingue.org
Radio Bilingue, variety S3 PUB
89.1 KCJH
kycc.org
KYCC simulcast (see below) S2? EDU
89.5 KBES
betnahrain.org
Assyrian S1
Ceres
BN
89.5 K208DA
nuevavida.com
KMRO (Ventura Co.) simulcast [Spanish religious] S0
Los Banos
PUB?
89.9 KEFR
familyradio.com
Family Radio, Christian news/talk S1
Le Grand
FS
90.1 KYCC
kycc.org
Christian Life College, Christian soft AC S3 EDU
90.5 KADV
mypromisefm.com
Central Valley Christian Academy, Christian top 40 S1
Modesto
EDU
90.7 KYKL
klove.com
“K-LOVE,” Christian adult contemporary S1
Tracy
EMF
90.9 KBDG Ethnic S1
Turlock
PUB?
91.1 KLVY
klove.com
“K-LOVE” simulcast (see above) S0
Merced
EMF
91.3 KUOP
capradio.org
University of Pacific, variety S3 PUB-EDU
91.9 KCSS
kcss.net
California State University, Stanislaus; variety S1
Turlock
EDU
92.5 KBRE
925thebear.com
“The Bear,” heritage rock S2? MPT
93.1 KOSO
b93fm.com
“B93,” adult top 40 S3 IHM
93.9 KBBU Regional Mexican S1?
Modesto
BM
94.1 KBKY
radioalfayomega941fm.com
Spanish religious S2? KM
95.1 KHOP
khop.com
Mainstream top 40 S3 CML
95.5 K238AC
familyradio.com
KEAR simulcast (see San Francisco) S0
Salida
FS
95.9 KSKD
lafavorita.net
KNTO (Madera Co.) simulcast [regional Mexican] S1
Livingston
NG
96.3 KUBB
kubb.com
Country S3 BL
96.7 KMRQ
rock967.com
Active rock S1
Modesto
IHM
97.1 KTSE
superestrella.com
“Super Estrella,” Latin top 40 S1
Stockton
ETV
97.5 KABX
975kabx.com
Oldies S3 MPT
97.7 KWIN
kwin.com
Rhythmic top 40 S1
Stockton
CML
98.3 KWNN
kwin.com
KWIN simulcast (see above) S1
Modesto
CML
98.7 KLOQ
radiolobo987.com
“Radio Lobo,” regional Mexican S2? MPT
98.9 KCVR
semodesto.com
“Super Estrella,” Latin top 40 S2? ETV
99.1 K256AV
klove.com
“K-LOVE” simulcast (see above) S0
Atwater
EMF
99.3 KJOY
993kjoy.com
Adult contemporary S2?
Stockton
CML
99.5 K258AB
klove.com
“K-LOVE” simulcast (see above) S0
Modesto
EMF
99.7 K259AU
csnradio.com
Calvary Satellite Network, religious S0
Stockton
CSN
99.9 KCIV
bottradionetwork.com
Christian talk S1
Modesto
BRN
100.1 KQOD
mega100fm.com
“Mega 100,” classic R&B S1
Modesto
IHM
100.5 KEFC-LPFM
kefc.net
“Crossroads,” The Evangelical Church of Turlock, Christian adult contemporary S0
Turlock
ECT
100.9 KMIX
entravision.com
“La Tricolor,” regional Mexican S2?
Stockton
ETV
101.5 KAMB
celebrationradio.com
“Celebration Radio,” Christian inspirational S1
Merced
CV
101.5 KSTG-LPFM Lodi Christian Radio, religious S0
Lodi
LCR
102.3 KJSN
sunny102fm.com
“Sunny,” adult contemporary S1
Modesto
IHM
103.3 KATM
katm.com
“Kat Country 103,” country S3 CML
103.9 KDJK
104thehawk.com
KHKK simulcast (see below) S0
Merced
CML
104.1 KHKK
104thehawk.com
“The Hawk,” classic rock S3 CML
104.7 KHTN
hot1047fm.com
“Hot,” rhythmic top 40 S3 BL
105.3 KGDM-LPFM
calvarychapelmerced.org
Calvary Chapel of Merced, religious S0
Merced
CCMC
105.5 KRVR
krvr.com
“The River,” oldies:  1960s-80s S1
Modesto
TH
105.9 K290AG
familyradio.com
KEDR simulcast (see Sacramento Valley) S1
Stockton
FS
106.1 KQRP-LPFM
valleymedia.org/x106
“X,” news/talk S0
Salida
PUB
106.3 KGAM
magia1063.com
“Magia,” Latin pop S1
Merced
MPT
106.9 KEQP-LPFM
ccmodesto.com
Calvary Chapel of Modesto, religious S0
Modesto
CCMD
106.9 KQLB
kqlb.com
“La Joya,” Latin adult contemporary S2? VLB
107.3 KLVS
klove.com
“K-LOVE” simulcast (see above) S3 SJ
107.5 KZED-LPFM La Grange Historical Association, ? S0
La Grange
PUB

 

Mendocino Coast

 

Mendocino Coast

 

FM Radio Stations and Selective AM Radio Stations
Freq.
(KHz/
MHz)
Call Letters/
Web Site
Name and Format Range/
Location
Owner

Beyond the San Francisco Bay Area

Mendocino Coast
1230 KDAC KUKI-AM simulcast (see below) S1
Fort Bragg
MB
1250 KLLK KUKI-AM simulcast (see below) S1
Willits
MB
1300 KPMO
ijpr.org
Jefferson Public Radio, news/talk S2 PUB
1400 KUKI Regional Mexican S1
Ukiah
MB
88.1 K201GC
csnradio.com
Calvary Satellite Network, religious S0
Talmage
CSN
88.3 K202BE
kzyx.org
KZYX simulcast (see below) S0
Fort Bragg
PUB
88.9 K205BT
kmud.org
KMUD (Humboldt Co.) simulcast [variety] S0
Laytonville
PUB
89.3 KAKX
kakx.org
Mendocino High School S1
Mendocino
EDU
89.5 KPRA
familyradio.com
Family Radio, Christian news/talk S1
Ukiah
FS
89.9 KJCU
csnradio.com
Calvary Satellite Network, religious S1
Laytonville
CSN
90.3 KLAI
kmud.org
KMUD (Humboldt Co.) simulcast [variety] S0
Laytonville
PUB
90.3 K212DJ
csnradio.com
Calvary Satellite Network, religious S0
Clearlake
CSN
90.7 KZYX
kzyx.org
Variety S3 PUB
91.5 KZYZ
kzyx.org
KZYX simulcast (see above) S1
Willits
PUB
91.9 KHKL
klove.com
“K-LOVE,” Christian adult contemporary S1
Laytonville
EMF
91.9 K220GB
familyradio.com
KEAR simulcast (see San Francisco) S0
Fort Bragg
FS
92.5 K225AJ
csnradio.com
Calvary Satellite Network, religious S0
Willits
CSN
92.7 KUNK
theskunkfm.com
“The Skunk,” sports S1
Mendocino
FR
93.5 KMKX
maxrock.com
“Max,” classic rock S1
Willits
RM
94.5 KWNE
kwine.com
“KWINE,” adult top 40 S3 BMC
95.3 KOZT
kozt.com
“The Coast,” triple-A rock S3 CAR
95.9 K240AU
kozt.com
KOZT simulcast (see above) S0
Fort Bragg
CAR
96.1 K241AH
familyradio.com
KPRA simulcast (see above) S0
Laytonville
FS
96.3 K242AD
kukifm.com
KUKI-FM simulcast (see below) S0
Boonville
MB
96.7 K244AH
theskunkfm.com
KUNK simulcast (see above) S0
Ukiah
FR
97.1 KULV
klove.com
“K-LOVE,” Christian adult contemporary S1
Ukiah
EMF
98.3 KXBX
kxbxfm.com
Adult contemporary S1
Lakeport
BIM
98.5 KSAY Adult contemporary S1
Fort Bragg
AX
99.5 KNTI
knti.com
“The Tee,” oldies S3 BIM
100.3 KMOB-LPFM
kmobradio.com
Minds of Business, rhythmic adult contemporary S0
Clearlake
PUB
100.5 KTDE
ktde.com
“The Tide,” adult contemporary S2?
Gualala
FR
100.7 K264AH
csnradio.com
Calvary Satellite Network, religious S0
Willits
CSN
100.9 K265DB
kukifm.com
KUKI-FM simulcast (see below) S1
Fort Bragg
MB
101.1 K266AG
klove.com
“K-LOVE” simulcast (see above) S0
Ukiah
EMF
101.3 K267BA
klove.com
“K-LOVE” simulcast (see above) S0
Ukiah
EMF
102.3 KYOE Country S1
Point Arena
DM
103.3 KUKI
kukifm.com
Country S3 MB
104.5 KPFZ-LPFM
kpfz.org
Lake County Community Radio, variety S0
Lucerne
PUB
105.1 KMEC-LPFM
kmecradio.org
Mendocino Environmental Center, variety S0
Ukiah
PUB
105.9 KQPM
kqpm.com
“Q106,” country S3 BIM
107.1 K296ES
kukifm.com
KUKI-FM simulcast (see above) S1
Lakeport
MB
107.7 KNYO-LPFM
knyo.org
Noyo Radio Project, podcasting S0
Fort Bragg
PUB

 

Directory Legend

 

Directory Legend

We have included these four regions surrounding the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Monterey Peninsula  (Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Co.)
  • Sacramento Valley  (Sacramento and Yolo Co.)
  • San Joaquin Valley  (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced Co.)
  • Mendocino Coast  (Mendocino and Lake Co.)

Note that the most powerful radio stations’ frequencies are in boldface.  The physical locations of the weakest radio stations are listed for your convenience.  Also highlighted are the call letters of local commercial stations (for-profit operations based in California)—excluding translators, repeaters, and boosters.

Range:  Maximum signal strength for clear reception; FM radio range largely determined by power and elevation of transmitter (based on Jeffrey Dingle’s “Essential Radio”):

  • S0:  Under 10 miles
  • S1:  10-15 miles
  • S2:  15-25 miles
  • S3:  30-50 miles
  • S4:  50-80 miles

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