Radio Station Information

NewsTalk KFBK

KFBK 1530 AM


Sacramento's News, Weather and Traffic Station

City of License:
Sacramento, CA


Sacramento, CA

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iHeartMedia (Amfm Broadcasting Licenses, LLC)

1440 Ethan Way Ste 200
Sacramento, CA 95825

(916) 929-5325

KFBK is an AM radio station broadcasting at 1530 KHz. The station is licensed to Sacramento, CA and is part of that radio market. The station broadcasts News/Talk programming and goes by the name "NewsTalk KFBK" on the air with the slogan "Sacramento's News, Weather and Traffic Station". KFBK is owned by iHeartMedia.

Nearby Radio Stations

KFSG 1690 AM, KFIA 710 AM, KXJZ 90.9 FM, KQEI 89.3 FM, 92.5 The Breeze, Radio Punjab Sacramento 1210, 96.9 Eagle, K-Love 95.1, Alt 94.7, ESPN 1320

Co-Owned Radio Stations in Sacramento, CA

92.5 The Breeze, NewsRadio KFBK 93.1, V101, Talk 650 KSTE, 93.7 The River

Listener Comments and Reviews

I would like you to know that I am calling all your advertisers to tell them I will longer buy or go to any of there stories or places of bussiness because you carry the "rush limbaugh". Show I am also going to see if I can fill a complete with the "FCC" About your station on this Have a nice day!
By: Kent on March 3, 2012

Love Rush Limbaugh. America needs to hear the truth and he tells it. Keep him on.
By: Freespeech on March 6, 2012

KFBK radio stations will no longer be listened to and advertisers on KFBK radio stations will no longer be patronized due to your continuing relationship with Rush Limbaugh. Behavior Rush exhibits reflects values that are not respected. Your business decision to carry Rush means that I and my companies must make a business decision that represents your inappropriate program choices.
By: Allan on March 6, 2012

I don't usually listen to KFBK on weekends...BUT tonight, Sunday at 5 :30 I came across RUSH LIMBAUGH. What a refreshing change!!! May have to "change" my weekend listening habits!! P.S. You used to have Rush on in the evening. Put him back on in the evening and watch evening listenership surge. I believe the malcontents above saying they won't "patronize" the station have an agenda to limit open dialog. Thanks for your courage. The more Rush the better.
By: John T on May 21, 2012

I have finally had it with your one sided radio station. KFBK is so Republican and so right wing, it helps divide the nation. John McGinness should be renamed Rush Arpaio McGinness. So far to the right that he is unwilling to do anything other than throw people in jail and Kiss Dan Lundberg. So long and goodbye
By: Bob on September 4, 2012

Ratings sell. You may not agree with the format or the ideology but someone must since profit is the driving force.
By: Joe on September 6, 2012

You have had Darrel Stinberg on the moring show weekly. Howcome no one has demanded an answer to the coming hidden gas tax question ? He refused to allow it to be discussed by the state senate before adjonment. This will effect the live of every Californian.
By: Tony Matracia on September 19, 2014

What happened to Ed Crane of your early morning team?
By: Dave C. on February 2, 2015

I want to know what happened to Ed Crane? A man with great "Crane Corners"........
By: Joanne K on February 8, 2015

Why is it sheriff john is always telling us how wonderful peace officers are and how bad the crooks are. But never mentions the cops who are like jackals attacking a man when he is down and compliant. it reminds me of a scene on the discovery channel. They are like animals but he never brings this up or talks about the bad cops.2891
By: sam h on April 22, 2015

Please hire a qualified traffic person! The woman who was reporting this morning must have been utterly incompetent. There was a major traffic jam on Hwy West 50 this morning, when your radio station barely mentioned any delays and then skipped over Hwy 50 altogether. Took me over 90 minutes what usually takes 30. Get your facts straight, that's why I listen to you!
By: Oscar on March 16, 2016

Love Rush Limbaugh and Sheriff John McGinness . KFBK is a breath of fresh air. Too many Left Wing wackos on TV. I find myself just listening to your station instead. Tom Sullivan's show is the only one I will not listen too.
By: E.Walt on January 17, 2017

This is about the job situation more help wanted signs more jobs available my opinion is it's because the illegal immigrants are leaving so now we have more jobs available to us I have seen more Americans working Caltrans road jobs constructions in the last couple of months more I've seen in a long time long time it's usually all you see is Mexicans but it's starting to change for the better I'm seeing Americans
By: Yvonne Cervantes on October 19, 2017

The best programming you have is The Rush Limbaugh show. Now you have Sean Hannity great move, add Mark Levin.
By: Michael Nalewaja on January 8, 2018

If it wasn't for 'Coast to coast', and Pat Walsh, I'd prob not listen as much. Pat can get a lil 'right of center', and lose a bit of journalistic neutrality, and George Noori too! At least Pat doesn't cut listeners off so quickly when they call in with differing opinions to his own. Kendal rocks. Rush's listener-base-size estimate is wrong. Its only because its the only thing on at that time! Monopoly on loudmouthing...
By: Jasha DiDomenico on February 10, 2018

how do i contact tom base realator
By: Anonymous on June 10, 2019

KFBK is just about the only station I listen to Monday thru Friday. It gets me up, dressed appropriately for the weather, gives me the best way to get where ever I'm going, lets me know the status of my investments and I'm out the door! I've listened to and met Rush Limbaugh when he was on KFBK here in Sacramento and enjoy his show very much. He is very entertaining as well as informative and if you REALLY listen and understand what he is saying, you can keep an open mind to decide issues and news for yourself. Then, Tom Sullivan is awesome!! Like Rush, I've listened to Tom for years on KFBK and was happy for him to get to go "to the big time". His show is so much more fair and balanced than any other radio program on today. Some of Tom's "regular call-in's" (like Moe, etc.), bring different perspectives to light. I don't always agree or disagree with some of them but it's nice to hear other peoples opinions as long as they are intelligent and articulate. Some other shows have absolute idiots, zealots and "nuts" but Tom's program screeners are great to weed them out. And then there is "Sheriff John". It's so good to have a person who is so well acquainted with the Sacramento region! My Daughter, Lt. Kathy Dewante, her husband, Pilot Robert (Bob) Dewante, and my late Son-In Law, Officer John Garcia were all under Sheriff Glen Craig and then in your command when you were the Sacramento County Sheriff. Today when I heard about the movie being made about the Good Guys shootings, my immediate thoughts went to John. Officer Garcia was one of the first ones to get to the Good Guys store that night. It was a very long night for all of us! His wife, my Daughter, Cindy Garcia, was there too because she had come to pick him up when she got off work. Little did she know what she was about to find out then and later. Today she relived that time with me...again...and it's as vivid to us both now as it was then. She has "John's Wall" in her home with all of his Citations, Awards and...a photo of that night when John and another office charged into the Good Guys after the "bad buys" opened fire on the hostages. Our family is very close and I had listened to John tell us exactly what happened and how that night happened. His wife, Cynthia, is now a Community Chaplain and works with Mindy Russell and others to help bring comfort and solace when others are in need. I am her Accountability Partner. Cindy and I plan on going to see this movie. She wants to see how close they keep to what really happened including Officer Bob Hall stripping down to his underwear. One of the wounded hostages was a woman who was shot twice in the abdomen and she held onto John's hands as he cradled her head and shoulders. She would not let go of him, or he of her, all the way to the hospital and until they wheeled her in to surgery. She did live and later thanked him in person & a letter for letting her hold on to him and for saving her life. All of those officers and so many others who put their life on the line every day should have all the gratitude we can give them. Thank you.
By: Kati White on July 13, 2019

Am I the only one that absolutely hates the commercials on this station that speed up to get their info out in the time frame? It drives me crazy, if I’m in the car I turn the radio off for 10 minutes so I don’t have to listen, at home it’s harder but I have started to carry the remote so I can turn the radio off. I’ve been listening to Rush and Tom for years but i think I’m going to turn the radio off this station until after Christmas so I’m not all stressed out because of their irritating sped up adventures. Wish your advertising was easier to listen to😢
By: Sandy on December 20, 2019

I have been a listener for many years, love Rush, love Sullivan and John. I wish the owners of the station would stay home for one day and have to listen to your advertisements. The adds that you speed up to fit it all in, by the end of the day my nerves are on edge. It Is one of the most irritating noise I have ever heard. I literally have loosened my radio knob in my car because when I hear one of those adds starting I turn the radio off for 10 minutes. In the house it’s harder, I try carrying the remote in my pocket but doesn’t work as well. I know writing my complaint will not do any good because it’s all about the money. I hate the thought of not listening anymore because I love my guys but not sure it’s worth my nerves being shot. I am serious that they need to stay home for a day and listen how ridiculous it sounds. I may have to resort to listening to books on tape, just have to buy the player. Thank you
By: Sandy on January 15, 2020

Unemployment Insurance If you don't go back to work when the job calls you back , its classed by the EMPLOYMENT OFFICE AS YOU QUITTING YOUR JOB, you don't get unemployment insurance if you quit any job no more FREE CHECKS, NO MORE FREEBEES. 😎
By: Chris on May 1, 2020

I am fed up to my eyebrows with KFBK constant coverage of the virus it is 100% Covid 100% of the time. I can’t listen anymore. There’s nothing else to talk about?
By: Jack on May 21, 2020

I believe those currently protesting and rioting are missing the point. It is not that the police officer choked and killed a black man, but that he used choking to subdue a human being, a person. After the Civil War, blacks worked to be recognized as equals in the human race and to belong to a collective group of humans. When any group attempts to draw attention by using race, etc. and pulling away from the human race as a group, they are attempting to make a division of equality. My black History professor (now deceased) said the biggest racists are those of the race they are trying to draw attention to by pulling down others of another color. The police officer used disturbing force on a human being and made a terrible choice, it should not be significant what the color of the person was. Just the same the person that died was making a terrible choice in behavior, it should not matter what the significance of the color.
By: Cheryl on June 1, 2020

Long time regular listener, have a quick comment about today's (June 24) early AM news when it was discussed that a police van driving through an active shooting scene did not EVEN stop. I find the use of "EVEN" to be inappropriately judgmental, as though police in a high danger area should stop and do something, such as get killed. Adding qualifiers to the story is inappropriate journalism. By comparison, no one would ever report that a person fleeing the Paradise fire did not EVEN stop. Both scenarios are immediately life threatening and the appropriate action is to get the hell away as quickly as possible.
By: David W Sox on June 24, 2020

Why do you have to cut into Rush for these news conferences we can get on TV. Changed channel to SF station so I could continue with Rush.
By: Diana on June 26, 2020

Eileen Javora is a welcome breath of fresh air on KFBK. She was delightful on KCRA as a weather forecaster and I hope now that she will be selected to temporarily replace Tamara Berg when she goes on maternity leave. Welcome back, Eileen! You've been missed.
By: James Emmert on July 25, 2020

Get rid of Tom Sullivan. There are many great talk shows so much better. You follow Rush, the best, with the worst!
By: Lynn G. on July 31, 2020

Happy to hear Eileen Javora again covering weather and I love listening to Tom Sullivan and Sheriff John every day.
By: Jodi V. on August 13, 2020

Thank you for carrying Deputy Gibson’s funeral today. It was very moving. God bless our law enforcement officers.
By: Kelly Manning on February 3, 2021

To Whom it May Concern: I've never emailed a radio station before but I really feel today I need to complain about your news coverage about Rush Limbaugh's passing away. Rush is not even deceased 24 hrs. and all you can report is about the 2003 incident with Donovan McNabb a Black quarterback & mention Rush was thought to be a racist after that controversy. That coverage of Rush's legacy is disrespectful, heartless & simply not true. Who at 1530-KFBK authorized that segment? I've been listening to 1530 to hear Rush, Christina & Shane but after today because of your insensitive, evil remarks about Rush I will never listen to 1530 again and tell everyone that will listen to me, how low your station has stooped. What if this was your loved one? Whomever authorized that segment-I hope your loved ones see right through your hypocritical, insensitive, heartless, evil soul. RIP Rush!
By: Rose C. on February 17, 2021

Would love to hear Dan Bongino! He will begin broadcasting in late May.
By: JJ on April 19, 2021

Please do whatever you can to get the. DON BONGINO show on your channel. I did listen to KFBK for a while after Russ died. We started listening to Rush when he started in Sacramento. I'm a little tired of the "repeats" that the guest hosts use of his statements. We need a forceful conservative to keep the movement going. I will find Don Bonginos show somewhere. I hope it is on KFBK. Thank you.
By: Marianne B. on May 26, 2021

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