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City of license Hagåtña, Guam
Broadcast area Guam
Branding "Isla63"
Frequency 630 kHz
First air date March 3 1954
Format Chamorro music
Power 10,000 watts
Callsign meaning GUAM
Owner Pacific Telestations
Website http://www.kuam.com

KUAM (630 AM, "Isla63") is a radio station broadcasting from Dededo, Guam. The station's format is Chamorro music.

The station is owned by Pacific Telestations (a company of the local conglomerate Calvo Enterprises, Inc.) and was Guam's first radio station, having signed on the air on March 3, 1954. They are also the sister station to KUAM-TV, KUAM-LP and KUAM-FM.

Long known as Isla61, KUAM changed its broadcast frequency from 612 kHz to 630 kHz in July 2007. [1] This move enables most radios with digital tuners found locally (built for the Americas' ITU Region 2 interval of 10 kHz) to tune precisely to the station's frequency instead of being 2 kHz off (when tuned to 610 kHz).

The KUAM-TV nightly newscast at 6 pm is simulcast on Isla63.

After Typhoon Pongsona hit Guam on December 8, 2002, Isla61 was off the air for more than one year. Programs such as the morning talk "Positively Local" and the TV news simulcast were instead carried by sister station KUAM-FM, the only Pacific Telestations radio outlet during that time.
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