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Oldies KYNO 1430 Moves to 50,000 Watt 940 in Central California.
In Fresno, California, Oldies KYNO 1430 (5,000 watts) and ESPN sports KFIG 940 (50,000 watts) are swapping formats and call letters. At one time, KYNO was a Drake-Chenault station (a la Boss Radio 93/KHJ). The move to 940 makes KYNO the only Oldies station on a 50,000-watt station in the United States. However, the station beams most of its signal to the west.

From the article: “It will become the most powerful oldies station in America, featuring music from the late ‘50s through the early ‘70s all day.”

“There are only 12 full-time 50,000-watt radio stations in California, and only 48 full-time, 50,000-watt stations in the country. And of all those, there isn’t one full-time, 50,000-watt radio station that plays full-time oldies,” he said
“KYNO’s success granted the Program Director Bill Drake and Chenault the credibility to consult more than 300 other radio stations. They consulted KGB in San Diego, KFRC in San Francisco and KHJ in Los Angeles. Drake and Chenault took each station to No. 1.”
Steve Mittman to MWDX – The National Radio Club fb group (2021-07-15)