|Satellite of KVVF, Santa Clara|
|City||San Rafael, California|
|Broadcast area||North Bay/San Francisco/Oakland, California|
|Branding||Latino Mix 100.7 (Shared billing from its simulcast of KVVF)|
|Affiliations||Uforia Audio Network|
|Owner||Univision Communications |
(Univision Radio Bay Area, Inc.)
First air date
|June 1, 1961 (as KTIM-FM at 100.9)|
Former call signs
|100.9 MHz (1961-1997)|
Call sign meaning
|ViVa (old station branding)|
|HAAT||100 meters (330 ft)|
|Website||Latino Mix 100.7 Website|
KVVZ (Latino Mix 100.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to San Rafael, California, United States, and it serves the San Francisco area. The station is currently owned by Univision Radio, through licensee Univision Radio Illinois, Inc. The station serves as the northern simulcast of its sister station KVVF Santa Clara. Its studios are in San Jose, and the KVVZ transmitter is in San Rafael.
The station was first licensed August 23, 1961, as KTIM-FM, and broadcast at 100.9 MHz. The station was owned by Marin Broadcasting Co. In the early 1970s, the station simulcast the MOR format of KTIM during the day, and aired a progressive rock format at night. In the mid 1970s, the station began airing an album-oriented rock format full time. The album-oriented rock format continued through the rest of the 1970s and into the 1980s. In 1980, the station was sold to Platt Communications, and in 1983 the station was sold to Arthur Astor. In the mid 1980s, the station began airing an adult contemporary format. On October 20, 1987, the station's call sign was changed to KTID.
Between 1999 and 2004, KVVZ was KJQI, (later KSFB) contemporary Christian 100.7 K-JOY (later "The Bridge"). Between 2004 and June 27, 2005, KVVZ began simulcasting with KVVF and became the "pop, rock y reggaeton" station, Viva 100.7. KVVF was also owned by Univision, who later assumed the license of KVVZ in a trade from Salem Communications in 2004. WPPN in Chicago also went to Univision, while stations in Houston, Texas, Dallas, Texas and Chicago went to Salem. The Dallas station has since been resold. On October 13, 2011, the former station branding La Kalle changed to Latino Mix.
On March 17, 2014, KVVZ and KVVF started broadcasting at 5:05pm, beginning with a "history lesson" about the first "Hot" station that covered the San Jose area from 1987 to 1995, followed by the return of Chuy Gomez, a radio host formerly from KMEL, and aired a Mix Show. Although their playlist favors R&B/Hip-Hop hits, KVVF/KVVZ is programming the station as a Rhythmic Top 40 and targets a bilingual and younger Hispanic audience using the same formula as sister station KBBT San Antonio. In a statement from Station Content Director Makr Arias, “We just feel like The Bay Area has been asking for something new and fresh. It’s a format they call Top 40/Rhythmic with a little bit of hip-hop, R&B and Top 40 crossed-over.”
On August 30, 2019, the station started repeatedly playing J Balvin's "Reggaeton" followed by Vicente Fernández "Volver Volver" uninterrupted, reportedly an act of stunting to promote their branding and format comeback to "Latino Mix 100.7."
In addition to the main station, KVVZ was relayed over a period of time by this translator to widen its broadcast area. The translator's license was cancelled by the Federal Communications Commission on August 14, 2020.
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