KFMR Radio, Fremont
The weekday (above) and weekend (below) programming
schedule for Fremont's KFMR (104.9 FM) from February 1979 is shown in
this photocopy which was included in the station's media kit. KFMR began
its life as KHYD in March 1961 under the ownership of Leon Crosby, who
later owned San Francisco's KMPX (107 FM) and KEMO-TV (Channel 20). KHYD
broadcast from studios on Peralta Boulevard and a transmitter in the
hills above Niles in Fremont, and became KFMR in August 1964.
The station became the first fulltime country music
station on the FM dial — in stereo — in the Bay Area in 1967. By the
mid-197os, KFMR was broadcasting brokered religious programming from
studios on Williams Street in Fremont's Centerville District. The
station switched to Spanish-language programming in 1979 as KDOS, and
became KBRG in 1983, relocating its studios from Fremont to San Jose in
1989. KBRG was switched to Classic Rock KUFX ("The Fox") in December
1997, and began simulcasting sister station KOME (98.5) in June 1998 as
On February 1, 1999, KLDZ became KCNL (Channel 104.9).
The station's transmitter was moved from its original location in
Fremont to the hills east of San Jose in February 2003, with the station
relicensed to Sunnyvale.