KQMS (AM)

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KQMS-AM
KQMS NewsTalk Logo 2012.png
City of licenseRedding, California
Broadcast areaRedding, California
BrandingKQMS NewsTalk 1400 AM & 99.3 FM
Frequency1400 kHz
First air dateSeptember 14, 1954
FormatNews/Talk
Power1,000 watts
ClassC
Facility ID51639
Callsign meaningK Quality Music Station (before news/talk format took over)
AffiliationsFox News
OwnerMapleton Communications (purchased from Regent Communications)
Sister stationsKQMS-FM, KRDG-FM, KNNN-FM, KNRO-AM, KSHA-FM
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.kqms.com
 
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KQMS-AM
KQMS NewsTalk Logo 2012.png
City of licenseRedding, California
Broadcast areaRedding, California
BrandingKQMS NewsTalk 1400 AM & 99.3 FM
Frequency1400 kHz
First air dateSeptember 14, 1954
FormatNews/Talk
Power1,000 watts
ClassC
Facility ID51639
Callsign meaningK Quality Music Station (before news/talk format took over)
AffiliationsFox News
OwnerMapleton Communications (purchased from Regent Communications)
Sister stationsKQMS-FM, KRDG-FM, KNNN-FM, KNRO-AM, KSHA-FM
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.kqms.com

KQMS (1400 AM, "NewsTalk 1400") is an American News/Talk radio station based in Redding, California. The station is now owned by Mapleton Communications of Los Angeles, which also owns its five sister stations in Redding and four stations in Chico, California. It is generally known as a conservative talk radio station, since all of its main radio shows except for Coast To Coast AM are considered to be conservative shows.

KQMS's original NewsTalk 1400 logo, 1990s-2011

KQMS-AM first signed on the air as a music station in the 1940s. The station's call letters stood for "Quality Music Station" because of its various music formats. They switched to the fast-growing news/talk format in the late 1980s and has been the longtime home of popular conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh. Several different hosts have also had their shows on KQMS over the years including Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and Glenn Beck.

Today, KQMS-AM simulcasts all of its programming with sister station, KQMS-FM 99.3.

News team/on-air talent[edit]

Alumni[edit]

Among former radio personalities that have worked at or have hosted programs on KQMS include: Top talent from the past George Newcom Openline Host, Program director & News Director.

           Bob Meyer-News Director 


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Coordinates: 40°33′31″N 122°19′48″W / 40.55861°N 122.33000°W / 40.55861; -122.33000