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KAMB is licensed to serve the city of Merced, California. Our offices are located at 90 E16th St, Merced, CA 95340. Office hours are 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Our signal covers the San Joaquin Valley from Stockton in the north to Fresno in the south. In addition, KAMB is broadcast on four “translators,” low-powered repeaters, at 107.1 in the Sonora area, 100.9 in South San Jose, 103.1 in Santa Cruz, and 96.3 in the Salinas/Monterey area.
KAMB first went on the air in November of 1967.
“Our mission is to inspire people to know Jesus personally and challenge them to follow Him faithfully through the creative use of interactive media.”
“The Ministries of Celebration Radio are expanding God’s Kingdom and inspiring the transformation of lives by using compelling Christ-centered music and programming through relevant technology.”
KAMB is a reporting station for the Christian Radio Weekly charts and uses the Adult Contemporary Christian Music charting for some guidance. Listener music calls and requests are also tracked.
KAMB is an Adult Contemporary Music formatted radio station. We also offer a great line up of Bible based teaching and talk programs in the evening hours. These features are designed to encourage listeners to personally know Christ and promote spiritual growth.
The first step is to make sure your song will fit the format of KAMB. The second step is to submit your song to our Music Director Dave Benton for consideration. (See our Contact Us information.)
Our main transmitter is located on Mount Bullion near Mariposa, 30 miles east of Merced, at an elevation of about 4100 feet.
KAMB is also broadcast on four “translators,” low-powered repeaters, at 107.1 in the Sonora area, 100.9 in South San Jose, 103.1 in Santa Cruz, and 96.3 in the Salinas/Monterey area.
Over five decades ago the founders of KAMB chose to offer commercial-free Christian radio station to serve listeners throughout Central California. The primary goal of most commercial radio (religious as well as secular) is to make a profit for station owners by providing an audience to advertisers. The aim at KAMB is serve the needs of listeners by broadcasting Christ-centered music and programming without any commercial interruption.
An extremely wide selection of contrasting music styles and tempos tends to please a very small number of radio listeners in the long run. By focusing on Adult Contemporary Christian music Celebration Radio has been able to grow a consistent audience that chooses to listen for much longer periods of time.
Yes, for a couple of reasons. It helps us stay on track with what listeners want from our format. We will try play a request, if time and artist rotation allows.
KAMB announces events that we are involved with such as concerts and conferences, and we may announce other events that have a wide appeal to our audience at our discretion. Also, we are happy to post information about your event here on our website events calendar. To send your event information to KAMB, click here to go to our Community Events submission form. You may also send information via fax (209-723-1945) or through traditional mail.
Ultimately I suppose we could say that Celebration Radio/KAMB is owned by the Lord. Legally, the owners of KAMB are the members of our Board of Directors for Central Valley Broadcasting, Company, Inc. This is a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit Corporation. This Board of Directors is a group of faithful volunteers who serve without pay to provide governing oversight of the ministry and business of KAMB.
The best place to find out about a song you've heard recently is right here! We keep a list of recent music schedules for KAMB here on our website. Check out our "What Was that Song? page to look up the schedule for the day you heard the song. Alternatively you can call our office during office hours (Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM) at (800) 692-5777 and we can look up the information for you.