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Arizona Radio and TV Station Photos from the John in Arizona Collection


The photos in the Arizona section are listed in alphabetical order by call letters. All photos are the property of John C Johnson / John In Arizona / johninarizona.com and may not be used in any form elsewhere.

KAET TV: KAET Channel 8 came on the air in 1961. They are operated by Arizona State University. The on air screen grab is from 2012.

KAET TV Channel 8 Phoenix, Arizona KAET 8.1 Phoenix

KAFF: KAFF Radio 930 Flagstaff came on the air in 1963. Their FM on 92.9 ceme on the air in 1982 as KFLG and changed to KAFF-FM in 1986. Studios are located at 1117 West Route 66 as seen in these photos from 2008. Note the Route 66 sign below the KAFF sign. With the slogan "Calf Country" you just know their format is country music. The KAFF Radio 930 tower is located at the end of West Kristy Lane just north of Route 66 as seen in this photo from 2008.
KAFF Radio 930 Flagstaff 1117 West Route 66 studios - 2008.
KAFF Radio 930 Flagstaff 1117 West Route 66 studios - 2008.
KAFF Radio 930 Flagstaff 1117 West Route 66 studios - 2008.
KAFF Radio 930 Flagstaff West Kristy Lane tower - 2008.

KASA: KASA Radio 1540 Phoenix broadcasts a Christian radio format from their 1445 West Baseline Road studios shown in the photos from 2009. The KASA call letters are derived from the Spanish word for house, "casa." They are owned by Kasa Radio Hogar, Inc. The three tower array is located next to the studios.
KASA Radio 1540 Phoenix 1445 West Baseline Road studios - 2009.
KASA Radio 1540 Phoenix 1445 West Baseline Road studios - 2009.
KASA Radio 1540 Phoenix 1445 West Baseline Road towers - 2009.

KASW TV: KASW started out as K61CA in 1983. The KASW call letter were taken in 1995. Branding as the WB61 until becoming CW, now known as The CW6. Studios are located with KTVK as seen below. The on air screen grab is from 2011.

KASW TV Channel 6 Phoenix, Arizona KASW 6.1 Phoenix

KAZG: 1440 Scottsdale started out in 1956 as KPOK (Cowpoke) with a country music format. Calls changed to KDOT and in 1977 they changed to KSGR (K-Sugar) with an oldies format. In 1978 they changed to KOPA, 1996 to KSLX, and in 2001 to KAZG. They currently have an oldies format using the slogan "Arizona Gold." Studios are located at 1100 North 52nd Street in Tempe along with other Hubbard Radio stations (see KDUS below). There tower is located in Scottsdale just south of East Thomas Road in the Ponderosa Lumber Yard parking lot as seen in these photos from 2011. The first photo is taken from the lumber yard the next from a nearby housing area.
KAZG Radio 1440 Scottsdale tower - 2011.
KAZG Radio 1440 Scottsdale tower - 2011.

KAZM: KAZM Radio 780 Sedona came on the air in 1982. This station offers a wide variety of music and entertainment from "Coast To Coast AM" to the Wolfman Jack show. Studios and tower are located at 3400 West Highway 89A in Sedona. A friendly welcome mat is at the entrance door. One of the KAZM control rooms is shown. The station is quite community oriented. Photos are from 2008.
KAZM Radio 780 Sedona 3400 West Highway 89A studios - 2008.
KAZM Radio 780 Sedona 3400 West Highway 89A studios - 2008.
KAZM Radio 780 Sedona 3400 West Highway 89A studios - 2008.
KAZM Radio 780 Sedona 3400 West Highway 89A studios - 2008.
KAZM Radio 780 Sedona 3400 West Highway 89A studios - 2008.

KAZT TV: KAZT TV is locatted in Prescott however the station is seen across central and northern Arizona through their translator system and on cable system throughout the state except for the Tucson and Yuma markets. KAZT billboards were spotted in Phoenix.
KAZT TV Channel 7 billboard in Phoenix - 2011.
KAZT TV Channel 7 billboard in Phoenix - 2012.

KASW TV Channel 6 Phoenix, Arizona KAZM 7.1 Prescott

KBLU: KBLU Radio 1320 and TV Channel 13 Yuma studios as seen in 1965. Channel 13 is now KSWT-TV. The KBLU call letters are now on 560 in Yuma. 1320 is now KAWC, a station for the Arizona Western College. Photo by Robert Wayne Bacon.
KBLU Radio 1320 Yuma studios - 1965.

KBSZ: KBSZ Radio 1260 Apache Junction known as "NBC 1260" with studios in Scottsdale at 4301 North 75th Street, Suite 105 when these photos were taken in 2012. Today their format is all comedy. The KBSZ 1260 transmitter and antenna are located in Apache Junction south of the Superstition Freeway, north of East Baseline Road behind the Alliance Book building near South Cactus Road. The station uses a Valcom fiberglass 85 foot tower.
KBSZ Radio 1260 Apache Junction studios in Scottsdale at 4301 North 75th Street - 2012.
KBSZ Radio 1260 Apache Junction studios in Scottsdale at 4301 North 75th Street - 2012.
KBSZ Radio 1260 Apache Junction tower - 2012.
KBSZ Radio 1260 Apache Junction tower - 2012.

KBSZ: KBXZ Radio 1650 Flagstaff, Arizona is a low powered station broadcasting sports to Flagstaff. This photo from 2008 shows the studios at 1016 West University Avenue. Note the antenna on the roof. That's what they broadcast from. On air ID's mention they have less power than a "bread maker."
KBSZ Radio 1650 Flagstaff 1016 West University Avenue studios, antenna - 2008.

KCEE: KCEE Radio 690 licensed to Cortaro serves the Tucson market. Previously on 1030, in July of 2009 KCEE 1030 swapped formats and call letters with KVOI 690. See KVOI below. KCEE's tower is located about 2550 North Los Altos Avenue in Tucson and studios for KCEE 690, KVOI 1030, and KGMS 940 (see below) are located at 3222 South Richey Avenue in Tucson. The KCEE photos are from 2010."
KCEE Radio 690 Cortaro studios at 3222 South Richey Avenue in Tucson - 2010.
KCEE Radio 690 Cortaro back of studios at 3222 South Richey Avenue in Tucson - 2010.
KCEE Radio 690 Cortaro tower on North Los Altos Avenue in Tucson - 2010.

KCFG TV: KCFG-TV Channel 9 Flagstaff operates out of a mini mall along Route 66 at 2634 North Steves Boulevard as seen in these photos from 2008. KCFG-TV broadcasts programs from the America One network. They came on the air in 2000. This is also the home for KFSZ FM 106.1 (see below) licensed to Munds Park.
KCFG TV Channel 9 Flagstaff 2634 North Steves Boulevard studios - 2008.
KCFG TV Channel 9 Flagstaff 2634 North Steves Boulevard studios - 2008.
KCFG TV Channel 9 Flagstaff 2634 North Steves Boulevard studios - 2008.

KCUB: Citadel Broadcasting in Tucson is the home of KCUB 1290; KTUC 1400; KHYT FM 107.5 "Tucson's Classic Hits;" KIIM FM 99.5 "Country Favorites;" and KSZR FM 97.5 "Bob FM." There is a billboard sized sign at the entrance as well as a sign in front of the building. The studios as well as the tower used by both KCUB 1290 and KTUC 1400 are located at 575 West Roger Road as seen in these photos from 2010. 1290 Tucson started out as KVOA in 1929 using those call letters until 1953. KCUB has a sports talk format and uses the slogan "The Source."
KCUB Radio 1290 Tucson 575 West Roger Road studios - 2010.
KCUB Radio 1290 Tucson 575 West Roger Road studios - 2010.
KCUB Radio 1290 Tucson 575 West Roger Road studios - 2010.
KCUB 1290 and KTUC 1400 Tucson 575 West Roger Road tower - 2010.
KCUB 1290 and KTUC 1400 Tucson 575 West Roger Road tower - 2010.

KDKB: 93.3 Phoenix started out as KMND before becoming KDKB. The KDJQ call letters were used in the 1980's. Studios were located at 1167 West Javelina Avenue in Mesa in 2012. They moved into their new studios in 2016 at 1100 North 52nd Street along with other Hubbard Radio stations (see KDUS below). Photos are from 2012 and 2016.
KDKB FM 93.3 Phoenix studios at 1167 West Javelina Avenue in Mesa - 2012.
KDKB FM 93.3 Phoenix vehicles - 2012.
KDKB FM 93.3 Phoenix vehicle with Arizona's Alternative logos - 2016.
KDKB FM 93.3 Phoenix studio at 1100 North 52nd Street - 2016.
KDKB FM 93.3 Phoenix afternoon DJ Christy Taylor - 2016.

KDUS: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for KDUS Radio 1060 Tempe. There is a special web page just for KDUS.

KDUS Radio 1060 Tempe, Arizona KDUS

KEJR LP: KEJR LP Channel 40 Phoenix broadcasts Spanish MTV Tr3s programming. On air screen grabs are from 2011 and 2012.
KEJR LP Channel 40 Phoenix on air screen grab - 2011.
KEJR LP Channel 40 Phoenix on air screen grab - 2011.
KEJR LP Channel 40 Phoenix on air screen grab - 2012.

KEVT: 1210 Sahuarita came on the air in 1984. Various call signas have been used from KBCD to KQTL to KEVT. KEVT broadcasts a sports talk format to the Tucson market. Studios, transmitter, and towers are located on Old Nogales Highway south of Tucson as seen in the photos from 2013.
KEVT Radio 1210 Sahuarita studios on Old Nogales Highway - 2013.
KEVT Radio 1210 Sahuarita towers on Old Nogales Highway - 2013.

KFFN: KFFN Radio 1490 Tucson came on the air as KAIR in 1957. "Drive with KAIR, everywhere." They changed call letters to KJYK in 1990 and aired a hip-hop music format. Then call letters were changed to KNND, "The End," and now "The Fan" as KFFN. KFFN offers a sports format with ESPN Radio and Arizona Diamondbacks games. The studios are located at 3438 North Country Club Road and the tower is located down North Country Club Road at East Grant Road as seen in these photos from 2010.
KFFN Radio 1490 Tucson 3438 North Country Club Road studios - 2010.
KFFN Radio 1490 Tucson tower on North Country Club Road at East Grant Road - 2010 .

KFNN: 1510 Mesa started out as KNTS in 1984. In 1986 the calls were changed to KJAA. In 1988 they became KFNN and serves the Phoenix market with a business format. Studios are located near downtown Phoenix at 4800 North Central Avenue as seen in the photos from 2010. The transmitter and 4 tower array are located in north Phoenix east of North Black Mountain Parkway and north of East Rough Rider Road as seen in the photos from 2013.
KFNN Radio 1510 Mesa studios at 4800 North Central Avenue in Phoenix - 2010.
KFNN Radio 1510 Mesa studios at 4800 North Central Avenue in Phoenix - 2010.
KFNN Radio 1510 Mesa four tower array on North Black Mountain Parkway - 2013.
KFNN Radio 1510 Mesa transmitter building on North Black Mountain Parkway - 2013.

KFNX: KFNX Radio 1100 Cave Creek has studios at 2001 North 3rd Street in Phoenix as seen in the photos from 2008. KFNX came on the air in 1991 as KCCF. The change to KFNX was made in 1998. The transmitter and towers are located along East Carefree Highway near 42nd Avenue in Cave Creek as seen in the photo from 2012.
KFNX Radio 1100 Cave Creek studios at 2001 North 3rd Street in Phoenix - 2008.
KFNX Radio 1100 Cave Creek studios at 2001 North 3rd Street in Phoenix - 2008.
KFNX Radio 1100 Cave Creek towers along East Carefree Highway - 2012.

KFSZ: KFSZ FM 106.1 Munds Park has studios in Flagstaff at 2634 North Steves Boulevard studios along with KCFG-TV, see above. The photo of the door sign is from 2008.
KFSZ FM 106.1 Munds Park studios at 2634 North Steves Boulevard in Flagstaff - 2008.

KFTU TV: KFTU TV is licensed to Douglas and serves the Tucson market. Unimas Arizona. The screen grab is from 2013.

KFTU TV Channel 34 Douglas, Arizona KFTU 34.1 Douglas

KFYI: Radio 550 Phoenix for years was knwon as KOY. The KFYI call letters had been on 910 until 1985 when the calls were moved to 550. The tower is located about 6505 South 36th Street behind the Phoenix Desert Nursery on East Southern Avenue as seen in these photos from 2010.
KFYI Radio 550 Phoenix tower at 6505 South 36th Street - 2010.
KFYI Radio 550 Phoenix tower at 6505 South 36th Street - 2010.

KGME: Radio 910 in Phoenix started out as KPHO on 1230 in 1940, they moved to 910 in 1941. Calls were changed to KJJJ in 1971 and in 1986 they became KFYI which is now on 550 (see above). KGME is branded as "XTRA Sports 910" and broadcasts a sports talk format. Their four tower array is located west of I-17 on West Maryland Avenue as seen in these photos from 2010.
KGME Radio 910 Phoenix four tower array on West Maryland Avenue - 2010.
KGME Radio 910 Phoenix four tower array on West Maryland Avenue - 2010.

KGMS: KGMS Radio 940 Tucson broadcasts a Christian talk format and is owned by Good News Communications. Their two tower array is located just south of West Starr Pass Boulevard along West San Juan Trail as seen in these photos from 2010.
KGMS Radio 940 Tucson two tower array on West San Juan Trail - 2010.
KGMS Radio 940 Tucson two tower array on West San Juan Trail - 2010.

KGUN TV: Channel 9 Tucson came on the air in 1956 as KDWI-TV which was named for D. W. Ingram the owner. Ingram sold the station to H. U. Garrett in 1957 and the call letters were changed to KGUN-TV. The station was sold a few more times, and is currently owned by Journal Broadcast Group. Studios are located at 7289 East Rosewood Street as seen in these photos from 2010. In addition to KGUN-TV, this is the location for KWBA TV, a CW affiliate; KFNN 1400; KGMG 106.3; KMXZ 94.9; and KQTH 104.1. Former CNN news anchor Lou Waters, who started his TV career in Tucson at KVOA-TV, is a news anchor with KWBA-TV. The on air screen grabs are from 2013.
KGUN TV Channel 9 Tucson 7289 East Rosewood Street studios - 2010.
KGUN TV Channel 9 Tucson 7289 East Rosewood Street studios - 2010.
KGUN TV Channel 9 Tucson 7289 East Rosewood Street studios - 2010.
KGUN TV Channel 9 Tucson 7289 East Rosewood Street studios - 2010.
KGUN TV Channel 9 Tucson, Arizona KGUN 9.1 Tucson

KGUN TV Channel 9 Tucson, Arizona KGUN 9.1 Tucson

KGUN TV Channel 9 Tucson, Arizona KGUN 9.1 Tucson

KGUN TV Channel 9 Tucson, Arizona KGUN 9.1 Tucson

KGUN TV Channel 9 Tucson, Arizona KGUN 9.1 Tucson

KGVY: KGVY Radio 1080 is licensed to Green Valley and serves the Tucson market. Studios, transmitter, and tower are located at 1510 West Camino Antigua in Sahuarita as seen in the photos from 2013.
KGVY Radio 1080 Green Valley studios at 1510 West Camino Antigua in Sahuarita - 2013.
KGVY Radio 1080 Green Valley studios at 1510 West Camino Antigua in Sahuarita - 2013.
KGVY Radio 1080 Green Valley tower at 1510 West Camino Antigua in Sahuarita - 2013.

KHEP: 1280 Phoenix had been KHEP as noted by the signage on the building at 3948 North 38th Avenue. This station changed call letters to KTKP in 1999 and then to KXEG in 2001. They air Christian music and programming along with their sister station KXXT (see below) Radio 1010. The photos of the old building and tower are from 2013.
KHEP Radio 1280 Phoenix 3948 North 38th Avenue old sign - 2013.
KHEP Radio 1280 Phoenix 3948 North 38th Avenue building and tower - 2013.
KHEP Radio 1280 Phoenix 3948 North 38th Avenue building - 2013.
KHEP Radio 1280 Phoenix tower signage - 2013.

KHRR TV: KHRR TV Channel 40 Tucson is owned and operated by NBCUniversal. They provide Telemundo programming as noted in the screen grabs from 2013.

KHRR TV Channel 40 Tucson, Arizona KHRR 40.1 Tucson

KHRR TV Channel 40 Tucson, Arizona KHRR 40.1 Tucson

KIDR: KIDR Radio 740 Phoenix has a Spanish news talk format. They are owned by Multicultural Broadcasting. Their two tower array is located just south of West Baseline Road at South 23rd Avenue and West Dobbins Road as seen in the photo from 2010.
KIDR Radio 740 Phoenix towers located at South 23rd Avenue and West Dobbins Road - 2010.

KIHP: KIHP Radio 1310 Mesa became part of the Immaculate Heart Radio family on December 17, 2009. 1310 was formerly KXAM. The two tower array is located in the Mesa Cemetery as seen in these photos from 2012. Thaere is easy access to these towers from North Country Club Drive at the West 13th Place entrance to the Mesa Cemetery. The KIHP billboard is from Christmas of 2009.
KIHP Radio 1310 Mesa towers north of the Mesa Cemetery - 2012.
KIHP Radio 1310 Mesa transmitter building north of the Mesa Cemetery - 2012.
KIHP Radio 1310 Mesa billboard - 2009.

KIIM: KIIM FM 99.5 Tucson, former KNDE, has a country music format. Two KIIM vehicles were seen at the KCUB (see above) studios in 2010. Note the BOB-FM vehicle is for sister staqtion KSZR 97.5.
KIIM FM 99.5 Tucson RV - 2010.
KIIM FM 99.5 and KSZR FM 97.5 Tucson vehicles - 2010.

KINO: KINO Radio 1230 studios and tower are located on Easy Street in Winslow as seen in these photos from 2008. This is in a subdivision filled with upscale homes. Winslow is the home to the famed "Standing On The Corner" tourist attraction. You'll find a photo of John standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona elsewhere on this website.
KINO Radio 1230 Winslow Easy Street studios - 2008.
KINO Radio 1230 Winslow Easy Street studios - 2008.
KINO Radio 1230 Winslow Easy Street tower - 2008.
KINO Radio 1230 Winslow Easy Street tower - 2008.

KJACK: Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff operates the unlicensed student operated radio station KJACK. Broadcasting on 1680 and other means throughout the campus. Their slogan is "Your New Music Axcess." The station depends on student volunteers to provide programming and operate the facility as part of the NAU School of Communications. The photos are from 2008. The first one shows the Communications building on the campus in Flagstaff. The next photos show the control room. In the last photo, John is pictured with K-Jack Program Director Veronica Figueroa. Veronica is also a DJ using the name Figgz.
NAU Campus in Flagstaff - 2008.
K-Jack Radio 1680 Flagstaff studios on the NAU campus - 2008.
K-Jack Radio 1680 Flagstaff studios on the NAU campus - 2008.
K-Jack Program Director Veronica Figueroa with John - 2008.

KJLL: 1330 Tucson came on the air in 1987 as KMRR. In 1999 the call letters were changed to KJLL. Studios are located at 4431 East Broadway Boulevard as seen in these photos from 2010. This facility actually increases power at night with a directional pattern. Daytime is non-directioonal.
KJLL Radio 1330 Tucson 4431 East Broadway Boulevard studios - 2010.
KJLL Radio 1330 Tucson 4431 East Broadway Boulevard studios - 2010.

KJZZ: KJZZ FM 91.5 Phoenix is owned by Rio Salado College. Studios are in Tempe on campus. The billboard photo is from 2013.
KJZZ FM 91.5 Phoenix billboard - 2013.

KKNT: 960 Phoenix started in 1947 as KOOL. In 1979 they became KARZ, then KPXQ in 1996, KCTK in 1999, and then KKNT in 2002. Their transmitter and tower site are located in Deer Valley. KFNN 1510 Mesa shares this site, see KFNN above.
KKNT 960 and KFNN 1510 tower site in Deer Valley - 2013.

KMIA: KMIA Radio 710 Black Canyon City came on the air in 1981 as KUET. They changed to KMIA in 2003. They broadcast ESPN Deportes Radio sports format to the greater Phoenix market. This traveling billboard was spotted in 2009.
KMIA Radio 710 Black Canyon City billboard - 2009.

KMIK: 1580 has seen numerous call letter changes over the years. I first remember listening to them as KYND ("kind"). Buck Owens once owned the station. KYND changed to KTUF. KTUF changed to KNIX. Then to KCWW. Now as KMIK they are a Radio Disney format station. Studios are located in Suite 105 at 2650 South 46th Street as seen in the photos from 2012. KMIK 1580 operates from a 6 tower array that is located just south of the 202 along North Center Street. The tower photo is from 2012. The first FCC ID sign photo is from 2009 and the second from 2012 showing a lot more tagging.
KMIK Radio 1580 Tempe 2650 South 46th Street studios - 2012.
KMIK Radio 1580 Tempe 2650 South 46th Street studios - 2012.
KMIK Radio 1580 Tempe North Center Street tower site - 2012.
KMIK Radio 1580 Tempe North Center Street tower site - 2012.
KMIK Radio 1580 Tempe North Center Street tower site - 2009.
KMIK Radio 1580 Tempe North Center Street tower site - 2012.

KMLE: 107.9 FM Chandler started out in 1979 to be KLRG, but changed to KMLE when they came on the air. A KMLE FM truck was seen in Mesa in 2014.
KMLE FM 107.9 Chandler truck - 2014.

KMSB TV: Channel 11 Tucson came on the air in 1967 as KZAZ changing to KMSB-TV in 1986. Starting out as an independent, now a Fox affiliate. KTTU-TV Channel 18, My Tucson TV, is also located in the KMSB-TV building as seen in these photos from 2009. Studios are located at 1855 North 6th Avenue. Channel 18 came on the air in 1984 as KDTU and changed to KTTU-TV in 1989. Formerly UPN, now a MyNetworkTV affiliate. The HD screen grabs are from 2013.
KMSB TV Channel 11 and KTTU TV Channel 18 Tucson studios - 2009.
KMSB TV Channel 11 and KTTU TV Channel 18 Tucson studios - 2009.

KMSB TV Channel 11 Tucson, Arizona KMSB 11.1 Tucson

KMSB TV Channel 11 Tucson, Arizona KMSB 11.1 Tucson

KMSB TV Channel 11 Tucson, Arizona KMSB 11.1 Tucson

KMSB TV Channel 11 Tucson, Arizona KMSB 11.1 Tucson

KMSB TV Channel 11 Tucson, Arizona KMSB 11.1 Tucson

KMSB TV Channel 11 Tucson, Arizona KMSB 11.1 Tucson

KMSB TV Channel 11 Tucson, Arizona KMSB 11.1 Tucson

KMSB TV Channel 11 Tucson, Arizona KMSB 11.2 Tucson

KMVA: KMVA FM 97.5 Phoenix was originally KRZS until 2006. In December of 2010 KMVA became "Hot 97.5 Hits Now" with an Adult Top 40 format. The KMVA vehicle and event tent were set up at the Home and Garden Show in January of 2011 as seen in these two photos.
KMVA FM 97.5 Phoenix remote at the Home and Garden Show - 2011.
KMVA FM 97.5 Phoenix remote at the Home and Garden Show - 2011.

KNAZ TV: KNAZ-TV Channel 2 Flagstaff came on the air in 1970 as KOAI-TV. Call letters were changed to KNAZ-TV in 1981. Those call letters had been in Prescott, that station is now KAZT-TV. The station became a satellite operation of KPNX Channel 12 Phoenix on August 15, 2008. The two photos from 2008 show the 2201 North Vickey Street location in Flagstaff looking almost abandoned.
KNAZ TV Channel 2 Flagstaff 2201 North Vickey Street - 2008.
KNAZ TV Channel 2 Flagstaff 2201 North Vickey Street - 2008.
KNAZ TV Channel 2 Flagstaff 2201 North Vickey Street - 2008.

KNIX: 102.5 FM in Phoenix started out in 1965 as a beautiful music station. In 1968 country singer Buck Owens purchased the station and in 1998 Clear Channel purchased the FM from Owens. KNIX FM has a country music format. The KNIX remote truck was set up at the Home and Garden Show at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in January 2010.
KNIX FM Radio 102.5 Phoenix truck - 2010.

KNST: Radio 790 came on the air in 1963. Call letters ranged from KCEE to KWFM to KNST, all of which appeared on other frequencies in Tucson over the years. Now as KNST they provide a talk format for the Tucson market. They are a Clear Channel owned station. The tower photos are from 2009. The KNST 790 three tower array is located behind an Ace Hardware store on West Grant Road.
KNST Radio 790 Tucson West Grant Road towers - 2009.
KNST Radio 790 Tucson West Grant Road towers - 2009.


KNUV: 1190 Tolleson started out as KZON and became KRDS "Cards Country" in the 1960s. They are currently KNUV. Prior to the current Spanish format they had been news-talk. The transmitter and three tower array are located in Tolleson near South 95th Avenue just south of West Van Buren Street as seen in these photos from 2011.
KNUV Radio 1190 Tolleson South 95th Avenue tower site - 2011.
KNUV Radio 1190 Tolleson South 95th Avenue transmitter site - 2011.

KNXV TV: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for KNXV TV Channel 15 Phoenix. There is a special web page just for KNXV.

KNXV TV Channel 15 Phoenix, Arizona  KNXV TV

KOLD TV: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for KOLD TV Channel 13 Tucson. There is a special web page just for KOLD.

KOLD TV Channel 13 Tucson, Arizona  KOLD TV

KOMR: 106.3 FM licensed to Sun City came on the air in 1975 as KWAO. In 1986 the calls were changed to KONC and then in 1993 to KEDJ. In 2001 they changed to KOMR. This KOMR banner with their Recuerdo logo was spotted in Phoenix in 2010.
KOMR FM Radio 106.3 Sun City banner - 2010.

KOOL: KOOL FM 94.5 in Phoenix came on the air in 1956. Studios are located at 840 North Central. The building is also used by KMLE FM 107.9 (see KMLE above) as seen in these photos from 2010. KOOL FM vehicles are seen at various remotes around Phoenix. KOOL FM does quite a few remotes. The photos are from the Home Improvement shows held at the fairgounds over the years as noted.
KOOL FM Radio 94.5 Phoenix 840 North Central studios - 2010.
KOOL FM Radio 94.5 Phoenix 840 North Central studios - 2010.
KOOL FM Radio 94.5 Phoenix remote at the Home Improvement Show - 2011.
KOOL FM Radio 94.5 Phoenix remote at the Home Improvement Show - 2012.
KOOL FM Radio 94.5 Phoenix remote at the Home Improvement Show - 2013.
KOOL FM Radio 94.5 Phoenix remote at the Home Improvement Show - 2013.

KOY: Radio 1230 Phoenix has seen numerous call letters from KRIZ to KFLR, then KAJM, KPMX, KISP, KYOT, KISO, and then KOY which had been on 550 in Phoenix for a number of years. The studios are located at 4686 East Van Buren Street in the Clear Channel building that is also the home to KEZ-FM, KNIX, KYOT, KISS, KFYI, and KMXP. Studio photos are from 2009. The KOY 1230 transmitter and tower are located at 2345 West Buckeye Road near I-17 as seen in these photos from 2011. This has been the location for the 1230 transmitter and tower since sign on in 1940. In the late 1950's until 1978 the station was KRIZ with a very successful top 40 format with studios located here.
KOY Radio 1230 Phoenix 4686 East Van Buren Street studios - 2009.
KOY Radio 1230 Phoenix 4686 East Van Buren Street studios - 2009.
KOY Radio 1230 Phoenix 2345 West Buckeye Road transmitter building - 2011.
KOY Radio 1230 Phoenix 2345 West Buckeye Road tower - 2011.

KPAZ TV: KPAZ TV Channel 21 came on the air in 1967 as the first UHF station in Arizona. Their first studio location was in the old Tower Plaza Mall. The station went dark in 1977 due to debt. The license was transfered to Trinity Broadcasting Network, Inc. Now on Digital channel 20, branding continues as Channel 21. Studios are located at 3551 East McDowell Road as seen in these photos from 2010. Views of both the front of the building and back of the building as seen from North 36th Street.
KPAZ TV Channel 21 Phoenix 3551 East McDowell Road studios - 2010.
KPAZ TV Channel 21 Phoenix 3551 East McDowell Road studios - 2010.
KPAZ TV Channel 21 Phoenix 3551 East McDowell Road studios - 2010.
KPAZ TV Channel 21 Phoenix 3551 East McDowell Road studios - 2010.

KPDF CA: KPDF CA Channel 41 Phoenix is an Azteca America affiliate. This screen shot from 2012 of 41.4 is interesting.
KPDF-CA Channel 41 Phoenix offering sub-channel 41.4 for lease - 2012.

KPGE: KPGE Radio 1340 Page has studios at 91 East 7th Avenue as seen in the photos from 2014.
KPGE Radio 1340 Page 91 East 7th Avenue studios - 2014.
KPGE Radio 1340 Page 91 East 7th Avenue studios - 2014.

KPHE LP: KPHE LP Channel 44 Phoenix is an Multimedios Television and Telemax affiliate. The screen grab of 44.1 is from 2012.
KPHE-LP Channel 44 Phoenix screen grab - 2012.

KPHO TV: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for KPHO TV Channel 5 Phoenix. There is a special web page just for KPHO.

KPHO TV Channel 5 Phoenix, Arizona  KPHO TV

KPHX: 1480 Phoenix started out as KHAT in the 1950's and changed to KPHX in the early 1970's. At one time they were known as "The Lounge Sound" with a format of music from Frank, Dean, Ella, and Sammy. Studios are located at 824 East Washington Street as seen in the photos from 2009. The KPHX transmitter and three tower array are located on South 23rd Avenue just south of West Broadway Road as seen in the photo from 2011. Note the Phoenix skyline in the background.
KPHX Radio 1480 Phoenix 824 East Washington Street studios - 2009.
KPHX Radio 1480 Phoenix 824 East Washington Street studios - 2009.
KPHX Radio 1480 Phoenix old logo.
KPHX Radio 1480 Phoenix three tower array on South 23rd Avenue - 2011.

KPKX: FM 98.7 Phoenix was originally KBBC with an easy listening formet. Then as KKLT in 1982 they were known as "K-Lite." In 2004 they changed to KPKX with an adult hits format and branded "The Peak." KPKX does remotes at the Home and Garden Shows at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, these photos are from 2010 or 2012. Studios are located with KTAR (see below).
KPKX FM 98.7 Phoenix remote vehicle - 2010.
KPKX FM 98.7 Phoenix remote at the Home and Garden Show - 2010.
KPKX FM 98.7 Phoenix remote at the Home and Garden Show - 2012.

KPNX TV: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for KPNX TV Channel 12 Phoenix. There is a special web page just for KPNX.

KPNX TV Channel 12 Phoenix, Arizona  KPNX TV

KPXQ: KRUX Glendale came on the air in 1947 on 1340 and moved to 1360 in 1957. From the 1950's until the 1970's KRUX was a major top 40 station for the Phoenix market. Call letters changed to KLFF in 1981, KNNS in 1992, Then in 1998 to KGME, later KFDJ and then to KPXQ. KPXQ airs religious programming. The transmitter and towers are located in Glendale just south of West Camelback Road near North 73rd Avenue as seen in this photo from 2011.
KPXQ Radio 1360 Glendale tower site - 2011.

KSAZ TV: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for KSAZ TV Channel 10 Phoenix. There is a special web page just for KSAZ.

KSAZ TV Channel 10 Phoenix, Arizona  KSAZ TV

KSLX: 100.7 FM Scottsdale started in 1969 as KDOT FM with a beautiful music format. In 1978 the calls were changed to KOPA FM and the format changed to Top 40 rock. In 1986 they changed to KSLX FM. They play classic rock for the Phoenix market. Studios are located along with other Hubbard Radio stations at 1100 North 52nd Street in Tempe (see KDUS above). Unlike a lot of stations today, they do feature live jocks including Pete Cummings (pictured below) during the afternoon drive-time shift. Photos are from 2016.
KSLX FM 100.7 Scottsdale studios at 1100 North 52nd Street in Tempe - 2016.
KSLX FM 100.7 main studio - 2016.
KSLX FM 100.7 DJ Pete Cummings - 2016.
KSLX FM 100.7 van - 2016.
KSLX FM 100.7 vehicles - 2016.

KSUN: Radio 1400 Phoenix at one time was co-owned by actor Dick Van Dyke. 1400 has seen various call letter changes including KNOI and KXIV and KSUN. Their tower is located south of East Southern Avenue at South 40th Street behind a Walgreens Drug as seen in these photos from 2010.
KSUN Radio 1400 Phoenix tower - 2010.
KSUN Radio 1400 Phoenix tower - 2010.

KSZR: KSZR-FM 97.5 Tucson - Bob FM started out in 1991 as KVNM. In 1992 they became KRKN, then in 1994 KCDI. 1996 brought KTSS which changed to KSJM later in the year. From 1998 until 2003 they were KOAZ. Now KSZR. The 97.5 Bob FM van photo is from 2010. Their tower is located on Walker Road just west of I-10 as seen in this photo from 2009.
KSZR FM 97.5 Tucson tower - 2009.
KSZR FM 97.5 Tucson van - 2010.

KTAR: Arizona's first radio station was 620 Phoenix. They came on the air in 1922 as KFAD. The station was purchased by The Arizona Republic in 1929 and they changed call letters to KREP. Then in 1930 the calls were changed to KTAR. The KTAR call letters stand for Keep Talking the Arizona Republic. The studios for KTAR 620; KTAR-FM 92.3; and KPKX 98.7 "The Peak" had been located at 5300 North Central Avenue as seen in these station photos from 2010. Studios are now located at 7740 North 16th Street in the Squaw Peak Corporate Center as seen in these photos from 2010. Two of the station's vehicles are pictured. KPKX "The Peak" and a KTAR news vehicle. KTAR 620 broadcasts from a two tower array in the 3700 block of East Thomas Road. I'm sure this area of Phoenix was way out of town in 1922, but today the area is filled with houses and businesses. In fact, one of the towers is located in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store. The other tower is behind the Home Depot store next to Wal-Mart. Note the warning signs on the cinder block fence at the base of the tower in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
KTAR Radio 620 Phoenix old studios 5300 North Central Avenue - 2010.
KTAR Radio 620 Phoenix old studios 5300 North Central Avenue - 2010.
KTAR Radio 620 Phoenix new studios 7740 North 16th Street studios - 2010.
KTAR Radio 620 Phoenix new studios 7740 North 16th Street studios - 2010.
KTAR Radio 620 Phoenix vehicle - 2010.
KTAR Radio 620 Phoenix vehicle - 2010.
KTAR Radio 620 Phoenix towers on the 3700 block of East Thomas Road - 2010.
KTAR Radio 620 Phoenix towers on the 3700 block of East Thomas Road - 2010.
KTAR Radio 620 Phoenix towers on the 3700 block of East Thomas Road - 2010.

KTAZ TV: KTAZ TV Channel 39 Phoenix is owned and operated by NBC Telemundo. The on air screen grabs are from 2010 and 2012.
KTAZ TV Channel 39 Phoenix on air screen grab - 2010.
KTAZ TV Channel 39 Phoenix on air screen grab - 2012.
KTAZ TV Channel 39 Phoenix on air screen grab - 2012.

KTBA: KTBA Radio 760 Tuba City broadcasts programs in Navajo and Hopi languages as part of the Western Indian Ministries. The KTBA studios are located on Arizona Boulevard in Tuba City as seen in these photos from 2008. The broadcast tower is located on the property next to the studios.
KTBA Radio 760 Tuba City studios on Arizona Boulevard - 2008.
KTBA Radio 760 Tuba City studios on Arizona Boulevard - 2008.
KTBA Radio 760 Tuba City tower on Arizona Boulevard - 2008.

KTKT: KTKT Tucson came on the air December 13, 1949 on 1490 changing to 990 in the mid 1950's. Art Linkletter was one of the original owners. This station was a highly rated top 40 rock station during the 1960s. The photos of their studios located at 3871 North Commerce Drive are from 2009. Other Arizona Lotus Corporation stations, KPPX-FM, KFMA-FM, and KCMT-FM are also located in this building. The photo of their four tower array located at the end of West Copper Street is also from 2009.
KTKT Radio 990 Tucson 3871 North Commerce Drive studios - 2009.
KTKT Radio 990 Tucson 3871 North Commerce Drive studios - 2009.
KTKT Radio 990 Tucson 3871 North Commerce Drive studios - 2009.
KTKT Radio 990 Tucson 3871 North Commerce Drive studios - 2009.

KTTU TV: Channel 18 Tucson came on the air in 1984 as KDTU. In 1989 new owners changed the calls to KTTU.

KTTU TV Channel 18 Tucson, Arizona KTTU 18.1 Tucson

KTTU TV Channel 18 Tucson, Arizona KTTU 18.1 Tucson

KTVK: KTVK Channel 3 Phoenix came on the air in 1955 as an ABC network affiliate. Their studios at 5555 North 7th Avenue are also used by KASW CW6. The photos are from 2010. The screen grabs are from various years. KTVK 3.2 had been a ThisTV affiliate until April 13, 2015 when 3.2 became all news 24 hours a day and 3.3 was added with weather information.
KTVK Channel 3 Phoenix old billboard with ABC logo.
KTVK Channel 3 Phoenix 5555 North 7th Avenue studios - 2010.
KTVK Channel 3 Phoenix 5555 North 7th Avenue studios - 2010.

KTVK Channel 3 Phoenix, Arizona KTVK 3.1 Phoenix

KTVK Channel 3 Phoenix, Arizona KTVK 3.1 Phoenix

KTVK Channel 3 Phoenix, Arizona KTVK 3.1 Phoenix

KTVK Channel 3 Phoenix, Arizona KTVK 3.1 Phoenix

KTVK Channel 3 Phoenix, Arizona KTVK 3.1 Phoenix

KTVK Channel 3 Phoenix, Arizona KTVK 3.1 Phoenix

KTVK Channel 3 Phoenix, Arizona KTVK 3.1 Phoenix

KTVK Channel 3 Phoenix, Arizona KTVK 3.1 Phoenix

KTVK Channel 3 Phoenix, Arizona KTVK 3.1 Phoenix

KTVP LD: Channel 22 Phoenix originated as K56FF in 1992. By 1997 they became KTVP-LD. 22.1 broadcasts Good News TV. 22-4 offers programming from 3ABN.

KTVP LD Channel 22 Phoenix, Arizona KTVP 22.1 Phoenix

KTVP LD Channel 22 Phoenix, Arizona KTVP 22.1 Phoenix

KTVP LD Channel 22 Phoenix, Arizona KTVP 22.4 Phoenix

KTVW: KTVW Channel 33 Phoenix started in 1977. They are an Univision affiliate.

KTVW TV Channel 33 Phoenix, Arizona KTVW 33.1 Phoenix

KUAZ: KUAZ 1550 Tucson simulcasts KUAZ-FM. The call letters stand for K-University-of-AriZona. The tower is located just north of West Wasson Avenue as seen in this photo from 2009.
KUAZ Radio 1550 Tucson tower on West Wasson Avenue - 2009.

KUPD: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for KUPD FM 97.9 Tempe. There is a special web page just for KUPD FM.

KUPD FM Tempe, Arizona  KUPD FM

KUTP TV: KUTP Channel 45 Phoenix came on the air in 1985. They are a MY TV affiliate.

KUTP TV Channel 45 Phoenix, Arizona KUTP 45.1 Phoenix

KUVE TV: Licensed to Green Valley, in 1990 this facility was KXGR changing to KUVE TV in 2003. They are an Univision affiliate serving Tucson.

KUVE TV Channel 46 Tucson, Arizona KUVE 46.1 Tucson

KVNA: KVNA Radio 600 Flagstaff came on the air in 1958 on 1290, switched to 690, then to 600. The station started out as KEOS changing to KZKZ in 1981. The change to KVNA took place in 1986. The offices are located at 1800 South Milton Road in a mini-mall as seen in these photos from 2008. The station is operated from the KYBC facility in Cottonwood.
KVNA Radio 600 Flagstaff 1800 South Milton Road studios - 2008.
KVNA Radio 600 Flagstaff 1800 South Milton Road studios - 2008.
KVNA Radio 600 Flagstaff 1800 South Milton Road studios - 2008.

KVOA TV: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for KVOA TV Channel 4 Tucson. There is a special web page just for KVOA.

KVOA TV Channel 4 Tucson, Arizona  KVOA TV

KVOI: Radio 1030 licensed to Cortaro had been KCEE, but in July 0f 2009 the station swapped calls with KVOI 690. See above for information on KCEE. Their four tower array is located on North Massingale Valley Road as seen in this photo from January 2009. Actually, when the photo was taken, the call letters were KCEE.
KVOI Radio 1030 Cortaro four tower array on North Massingale Valley Road - 2009.

KWBA TV: Channel 58 Sierra Vista started out to be KCCA TV. On the air in 1998 as KAUC, they changed to KWBA in 1999. In 2006 they became the CW affiliate serving Tucson. The on air screen grabs are from 2013.
KWBA TV Channel 58 Sierra Vista on air screen grab - 2013.
KWBA TV Channel 58 Sierra Vista on air screen grab - 2013.
KWBA TV Channel 58 Sierra Vista on air screen grab - 2013.

KWFM: KWFM Radio 1450 Tucson came on the air in 1947. Their tower is located east of the South Kino Parkway at East 28th Street and South Cherry Avenue as seen in this photo from 2010.
KWFM Radio 1450 Tucson tower - 2010.

KXXT: Radio 1010 Tolleson came on the air in 2001 as KXEM. In 2004 the call letters were changed to KXXT. They broadcast from a two tower array located south of West Van Buren Street at South 67th Avenue as seen in this photo from 2010.
KXXT Radio 1010 Tolleson South 67th Avenue tower site - 2010.

KYBC: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for KYBC 1600 Cottonwood. There is a special web page just for KYBC.

KYBC Radio 1600 Cottonwood, Arizona   KYBC

KYOT: 95.5 Phoenix came on the air in 1963 as KRFM. In the 1970's the calls were changed to KQYT and in 1986 they were KOY-FM. In 1993 the KYOT calls were adopted. The KYOT vehicle photo is from 2012.
KYOT FM 95.5 Phoenix vehicle - 2012.

South Mountain: South Mountain in Phoenix is home to most of the TV and FM stations that serve the Phoenix market. We will take a closer look at the antenna farm at a later date, but for now here's a couple of photos from 2012. The first is looking south, and the second is looking north.
South Mountain antenna farm in Phoenix looking south - 2012.
South Mountain antenna farm in Phoenix looking north - 2012.


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