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KSTN is an American radio station licensed as a Class B station broadcasting at 1420 kHz in Stockton, California, with a power of 5 kW daytime and 1 kW night time.

The station commenced broadcasting on November 27, 1949 at 6 AM. KSTN's first General Manager was Dave Greene and the original power was 100 watts. It was owned by the late Knox LaRue until his death on December 22, 2004. The current owner is Robert LaRue, through licensee KSTN, LLC.

The LaRues sold KSTN & KSTN-FM to Independence Media Holdings of Dallas, Texas, for $24.25 million in 2008. Due to the bad economy, the deal fell through.

The AM transmitter site is located at 2171 Ralph Avenue in Stockton, in a pasture adjacent to the station's studio and office complex.


KSTN may refer to:

  • KSTN (AM), a radio station (1420 AM) licensed to Stockton, California, United States
  • KARQ, a radio station (91.5 FM) licensed to Redding, California, which held the call sign KSTN-FM from 2010 to 2015