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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

KRQK (100.3 MHz, "La Ley") is a commercial FM radio station that is licensed to Lompoc, California, United States and serves the Santa Maria-Lompoc area. The station is owned by American General Media and broadcasts a regional Mexican music format.

History

KRQK was signed on December 18, 1979 at the 100.9 MHz frequency by Sunshine Wireless of California, broadcasting a top 40 format.[1] In 1985, Sunshine Wireless sold KRQK and its AM sister station KLLB (1410 AM) to Crystal Broadcasting Inc. for $1.75 million.[2]

In January 1989, then-rock formatted KRQK applied to the Federal Communications Commission to change frequencies to 100.3 FM; the request was granted the following year.[3][4] On December 22, 1989, Crystal Broadcasting sold KRQK and its counterpart, then known as KTME, to Nova Broadcasting-Santa Maria, headed by Gregg Peterson, for $1.47 million.[5] The station pair changed hands once again in May 1993, when Nova Broadcasting sold the combo to Padre Serra Communications for $450,000.[6] The new owner then flipped KRQK to a regional Mexican format.

In September 1999, Padre Serra sold KRQK to Bakersfield, California-based American General Media for $1.3 million.[7]

Transmission issues

On January 18, 2010, at 11:30 a.m., high winds in the Santa Maria area triggered a power outage that knocked several stations off the air, including KRQK. The station resumed broadcasting one hour later under generator power.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada" (PDF). Broadcasting/Cable Yearbook. Broadcasting Publications Inc. 1981. p. C-24. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. December 16, 1985. p. 124. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. January 23, 1989. p. 160. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada" (PDF). The Broadcasting Yearbook. Broadcasting Publications Inc. 1991. p. B-35. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. February 12, 1990. p. 46. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  6. ^ "Changing Hands" (PDF). Broadcasting and Cable. Cahners Publishing Company. May 24, 1993. p. 64. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  7. ^ "Chancellor Sells Puerto Rico Holdings" (PDF). Radio and Records. October 1, 1999. p. 6. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  8. ^ Ramos, Julian J. (January 23, 2010). "Week's stormy weather causes local radio silence". Santa Maria Times. Retrieved July 28, 2018.

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