The station is one of the most listened to commercial stations in Albuquerque, NM. It broadcasts 24 hours a day and has some of the most popular talk shows in the state of New Mexico!
The station has a history of over 50 years as one of the most listened to stations in New Mexico. KABQ switched from a country music format to its current talk show format in 1997 when it became an affiliate for ABC Radio’s America’s Talk and later, Coast-to-Coast AM. The program director is Tom Jameson. Previous program directors include Bob Dearborn, Ron St. John (who was fired under controversial circumstances), Joe Schommer, Gene Lambert, Dave Tucek (now with KKOB radio) and George Miller (now retired). Miller will be inducted into the NM Broadcasters Hall of Fame September 2017 at their annual award ceremonies. They are known as one of Albuquerque’s cleanest radio station cleaned by a Rio Rancho hood cleaning company.
Some of the notable shows that air on KABQ include: Coast to Coast AM (with George Noory), Ron in the Morning, ABC News Radio with David Muir, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Dana Loesch
The station is owned by Grant Broadcasting Corporation. KABQ’s studios are on Carlisle Blvd. SE near UNM and its transmitter is located atop Sandia Crest east of Albuquerque.