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Punjabi Radio USA LOGO.png
City Sacramento, California
Broadcast area Sacramento metropolitan area
Branding Punjabi Radio USA
Slogan Uniting Punjabis All Over
Frequency 1470 kHz
Repeater(s) KOBO KLHC KWRU
First air date 1945
Language(s) Punjabi
Power 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 65482
Transmitter coordinates 38°35′30″N 121°27′46″W / 38.59167°N 121.46278°W / 38.59167; -121.46278
Former callsigns KXOA (1945–1970)
KNDE (1970–1978)
KXOA (1978–1997)
KQPT (1997–1998)
KOME (1998–1999)
KRAK (1999–2001)
Owner Punjabi American Media, LLC
(Punjabi American Media LLC)

KIID (1470 AM) is a radio station licensed to Sacramento, California, United States. The station is owned by Punjabi American Media LLC.

It is simulcast with 1450 AM KOBO (Yuba City), KWRU 1300 AM (Fresno) KLHC 1350 AM (Bakersfield).


The station went on the air as KXOA in 1945. The call letters were changed to KNDE in 1970 after KXOA AM and FM were sold to separate owners. On September 28, 1978, the station changed its call sign to KXOA which broadcast on 1470 AM for the most part in various incarnations since 1945. On April 15, 1997, the callsign was changed to KQPT; on July 16, 1998 to KOME; on January 15, 1999 to KRAK; and finally on February 19, 2001 to the current KIID, along with the sale to The Walt Disney Company and switch to the Radio Disney format (after a period of simulcasting then-sister KNCI that began on October 16, 2000).[1]

On August 13, 2014, Disney put KIID and twenty-two other Radio Disney stations up for sale, in order to focus more on digital distribution of the Radio Disney network.[2][3] Disney originally planned to temporarily shut down the station on September 26, 2014.[4] However, will remain on the air and continue carrying Radio Disney programming until it is sold.[5]

On June 29, 2015, Radio Disney Sacramento filed an application to sell KIID to Punjabi American Media.[6] It was approved by the FCC on August 26, 2015.[7] The sale was completed on September 25, 2015, at a purchase price of $800,000.[8][9]

Transmitter destruction[edit]

On July 15, 2009, two of the three radio towers KIID broadcasts from were destroyed due to a fire at the transmitter site.[10] Towers 1 (center) and 2 (eastern) were destroyed. All three towers were replaced.


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