KKDD

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KKDD
City of licenseSan Bernardino, California
Broadcast areaInland Empire
Branding"AM 1290, Good News Radio for the Inland Empire"
Frequency1290 kHz
First air date1947
FormatContemporary Christian Music
Power5,000 watts day and night
ClassB
Facility ID10134
Transmitter coordinates34°7′27″N 117°14′14″W / 34.12417°N 117.23722°W / 34.12417; -117.23722Coordinates: 34°7′27″N 117°14′14″W / 34.12417°N 117.23722°W / 34.12417; -117.23722
Former callsignsKMEN, KMRZ
OwnerClear Channel Communications, operated by ERC Media LLC in a LMA
(AMFM Broadcasting Licenses, LLC)
Websitehttp://www.kkddradio.com/
 
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KKDD
City of licenseSan Bernardino, California
Broadcast areaInland Empire
Branding"AM 1290, Good News Radio for the Inland Empire"
Frequency1290 kHz
First air date1947
FormatContemporary Christian Music
Power5,000 watts day and night
ClassB
Facility ID10134
Transmitter coordinates34°7′27″N 117°14′14″W / 34.12417°N 117.23722°W / 34.12417; -117.23722Coordinates: 34°7′27″N 117°14′14″W / 34.12417°N 117.23722°W / 34.12417; -117.23722
Former callsignsKMEN, KMRZ
OwnerClear Channel Communications, operated by ERC Media LLC in a LMA
(AMFM Broadcasting Licenses, LLC)
Websitehttp://www.kkddradio.com/

KKDD (1290 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Contemporary Christian Music format. Licensed to San Bernardino, California, USA, the station is currently owned by Clear Channel Communications[1] and operated by ERC Media LLC in a local marketing agreement (LMA).

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The radio station was hugely popular playing top 40 music in the 1960s as KMEN, K/men 129, and battled crosstown rival KFXM (AM) (590) for ratings. KMEN played a variety of formats, including adult standards, oldies and talk. When the Oakland Raiders played in Los Angeles, KMEN was the Inland Empire affiliate.[citation needed]

In 2001, the station would switch to a children's radio format, featuring music and programming from the Radio Disney network.

On March 10, 2008, KMEN returned as an internet-only station as www.kmen129.com.

On April 3, 2012, ERC Media signed a LMA with Clear Channel, allowing the company to program the station with a mix of Contemporary Christian Music and brokered teaching programs. The station has no studios in the city it serves, and instead operates from Orange County out of the KWAVE Studios. Currently a citizens group from Highland, Ca is exploring having the eyesore towers removed from their town's horizon. Accordding to a recent newspaper article, their main argument is that there are plenty of Christian Radio Stations on the dial, in fact there are too many, and KKDD does nothing to serve their community, does not employ a single citizen of Highland or San Bernardino, does not have even a broom closet for an office or studio locally, and creates blight in the middle of their town.

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