KERI - AM 1410 - Bakersfield, CA

KERI Radio went on air on May 17, 1950 - originally an outlet of Maple Leaf Broadcasting Company with the call letters KWSO. It was ... See more owned by E.J. Peters, and managed by Bob Bann. When the station first started broadcasting, it operated on the frequency of 1050 kc, with a power of 250 Watts. The station signed on at 6:15 a.m. and signed off at 6:00p.m. KWSO is now KERI 1410-AM which can be heard 24 hours per day, and boasts an operating power of 50,000 watts. In the beginning, the format was predominantly religious programs and classical music. In 1974, Don Bevilacqua purchased the station with its original 250-watt daytime coverage on AM 1050khz. Two years later, the power was increased to 5,000 Watts. The FCC rules changed, allowing for a different frequency on the dial to be chosen. This is when the station moved to AM-1180. The power was also increased to 10,000 Watts/day and 1000 Watts/night. Soon after, the station applied for 50,000 Watts daytime coverage / 1,000 Watts/night. A dual city license was established, including Greenacres and Wasco. The power at night was also increased to 10,000 Watts. On September 27, 2004, KERI 1180 was purchased by Rogers Brandon, President of American General Media (AGM). AGM owns six other radio stations in Bakersfield, and has several other stations in California, Colorado and New Mexico. The new ownership has made a commitment to continue to provide Kern County with excellent Christian programming on KERI and will continue to grow the station.

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Bakersfield - California, United States - English

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