Newstalk 105.7 KQMS
Newstalk 105.7 KQMS:
Newstalk 105.7 KQMS is an American News/Talk radio station based in Redding, California. The station is owned by Stephens Media Group, which also owns its five sister stations in Redding. Newstalk 105.7 KQMS streams live on the internet and provide a mix of local news, national headlines, and talk programming from hosts such as Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Michael Savage. Newstalk 105.77 KQMS is one of the most popular radio stations in Redding, CA, and has been broadcasting since 1938.
The station was originally established by Walter J. “Wendell” Smith on March 29th, 1938, with 100 watts of power at a frequency of 1400 kilohertz as KMFB (Kern County Mutual Broadcasting Company). The call letters were changed to KNRO two years later when Smith sold his interest in the company but remained for many more decades until it was acquired by Stephens Media Group, which also owns five sister stations within Redding’s 102 miles radius, which encompasses Sacramento and San Francisco counties. Newstalk 105.77 KQMS operates under an FCC license granted to its sister station KWSW. Newstalk 105.77 KQMS can rebroadcast its signal at night since it operates with a directional antenna pattern during nighttime hours.
Newstalk 105.77 KQMS has featured on-air personalities such as Rick Shaw, who was the voice of Newstalk 105.77 KQMS from 1969 until he retired in 2010 and later died in 2011; Jim Dolan, an announcer for Newstalk 105.77K QM S between 1970 – 1972; Richard “Dick” Jackson (born June 29th, 1935) who served as Newestalks’ chief engineer from 1963 thru 1966 before being promoted to program director. A former employee also included John Ostrom, who served as Newstalk’s chief engineer from 1977 to 1980.
– Newstalk 105.77 KQMS is an American News/Talk radio station based in Redding, CA, and has been broadcasting since 1938
– Newstalk 105.77 KQMS operates under an FCC license granted to its sister station KWSW, which Newstalk can rebroadcast at night because of the directional antenna pattern it uses during nighttime hours
– The call letters were changed from KMFB (Kern County Mutual Broadcasting Company) to KNRO two years after Walter J. “Wendell” Smith sold his interest in the company but remained for many more decades until Stephens Media Group acquired them and also owned five other stations in the area surrounding Redding including Sacramento and San Francisco counties.
Radio Contact Info:
Address: 3360 Alta Mesa Drive Redding, CA 96002
Phone: (530) 226-9500