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KGFM logo.png
City Bakersfield, California
Broadcast area Bakersfield metropolitan area
Branding "101-5 KGFM"
Slogan "Today's Best Mix"
Frequency 101.5 MHz
First air date October 1, 1964
Format Hot Adult Contemporary
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
ERP 6,700 watts
HAAT 396 meters (1,299 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 36234
Transmitter coordinates 35°26′17″N 118°44′22″W / 35.43806°N 118.73944°W / 35.43806; -118.73944Coordinates: 35°26′17″N 118°44′22″W / 35.43806°N 118.73944°W / 35.43806; -118.73944
Owner American General Media
Sister stations KEBT, KERN, KGEO, KISV, KKXX
Webcast Listen Live

KGFM (101.5 MHz, "101.5 KGFM") is a commercial FM radio station in Bakersfield, California. The station is owned by American General Media and licensed to AGM California.[1] The station airs a Hot Adult Contemporary radio format.

The studios and offices are on Easton Drive.[2] The transmitter is off Breckenridge Road.[3]


On October 1, 1964, KGFM first signed on the air.[4] It was the sister station of AM 1230 KGEE (now KGEO). Originally, KGFM was largely an instrumental beautiful music station through the 1960s and 70s. By the 1980s, it was adding more vocals and had moved to an easy listening sound. By 1992, KGFM completed the transition to soft adult contemporary. KGFM stayed with Soft AC until 2005, when the decision was made to emphasize gold product.

In 2007, the station evolved toward a soft adult hits format. During the weekends, it played songs from the 1960s and 1970s, which targeted the Baby Boomer demographic.

In 2013, KGFM began is transition toward a Hot AC format, dropping all songs from before 1980. KGFM rebranded as "101.5 Today's Best Mix." By 2015, KGFM was only playing songs recorded after 2000.


  • The programming on this station features weekday mornings with E.J. Tyler, Becky on middays, and Jennifer Grant on afternoons.


  1. ^ "KGFM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "KGFM Connect". May 15, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Predicted Coverage Area for KGFM 101.5 FM". Radio-locator. May 15, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 
  4. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1977 page C-17

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