Friday, April 7, 2017

Albuquerque Radio: KKOB Celebrates 95-Years

Cumulus Media-Albuquerque's Newsradio KKOB 770 AM and 9r.5 FM celebrated 95 years on-air at a big-time birthday bash in Albuquerque on Tuesday (April 5) night.  800 people packed the New Mexico Natural History Museum in Albuquerque to be a part of the celebration, including listeners, clients and past on-air talent.

The station signed on the air on April 5, 1922, in Las Cruces, NM, moved to Albuquerque in 1932, and in July 1941, went to 50,000 watts. Cumulus Media added the FM simulcast in August 2016.

New Mexico Governor Suzanna Martinez declared Tuesday as Newsradio KKOB Day, as did Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry. Mayor Berry and Lt. Governor John Sanchez were on hand to speak at the event.

The catered celebration included a photo booth and party gifts for guests and was worthy of the station's spectacular and historic 95 years serving the community.

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