KMLE is a country music radio station serving the Phoenix, Arizona area. The CBS Radio station operates at 107.9 MHz with an ERP of 96 kW and is licensed to Chandler, Arizona. Its facility ID number is 59965. Its studios are located in downtown Phoenix, and its transmitter is in South Mountain Park.

History

KMLE's first owners got a permit in 1979, under the KLRG call sign. It was never used, and it eventually acquired the KMLE call letters on June 18 of that year. KMLE is one of two country music outlets in the Phoenix market, since it is locked into a long time battle with Clear Channel-owned KNIX-FM, which began in 1988.

On-air staff

The New KMLE @ 107.9 is home to Chris and Nina in mornings, then Jeana (gina) in your workday. B-Dub on your drive home and Kimmie Caruba (ka-roo-ba) at night.[2]

Misc.

Though the station's ID may sound like "Camel Country", it is spelled with the station's call letters. The same goes for the KMLE in KMLE Nation.

HD radio

KMLE's HD Radio signal is multiplexed. The main signal is a simulcast of KMLE's country music programming. The second channel carried KMLE Country, Tim and Willy's Classic Country.

Tim and Willy were terminated from the radio station during the summer of 2012. The "brand" on the second channel was changed to Top 20. It left Phoenix with no classic country availability over the air.