KSTE (650 kHz) is an AM radio station broadcasting a Talk format. Licensed to Rancho Cordova, California, the station serves the Sacramento Valley. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and features shows from Westwood One and Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia. The station has studios in North Sacramento near the Arden Fair Mall, and its transmitter is southeast of the city in unincorporated Sacramento County.
By day, KSTE has a powerful 21,400 Watt signal, heard around much of Northern California. But because 650 kHz is a clear channel frequency, KSTE must reduce power at night to 920 watts, so it does not interfere with the dominant, older stations on its channel. KSTE first signed on in 1996, relatively late in AM broadcasting.