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|Broadcast area||Southeast Cochise County Arizona and Northern Sonora, Mexico|
First air date
|February 11, 1947|
Former call signs
Call sign meaning
|Power||1,000 watts (unlimited)|
This station first went on the air on Feb. 11, 1947 with a power of 250 watts, using the call letters KAWT. This was the second radio station to go on the air in southeast Arizona (Cochise County); the first station, KSUN, in Bisbee, had signed on the air 1933. Both stations were owned by Carleton W. Morris. In February 1971, the station requested permission to increase the power to 1,000 watts. Due to the station's proximity to Mexico (less than 2 miles), permission was needed from the Mexican government as well as the FCC. A temporary power increase to 500 watts was granted in November 1971. In August 1973 final approval was given to increase the power to 1,000 watts, both day and night with a non-directional pattern.
The call letters were changed to KDAP on September 1, 1977. KDAP stands for Douglas/ Agua Prieta, the towns on both sides of the border served by this station. In March 1990 a sister station went on the air, KDAP-FM (96.5 MHz)
In April 2015 Alex Goodman purchased KDAP-AM for the price of $55,000. the terms were reported to be $10,000. down with the balance of $45,000. to be paid over the next 10 years at 10% interest. Alex Goodman did not purchase the sister station KDAP-FM, however, he continues to operate the station from its existing location by leasing studio and tower space from the previous owner.
1947 - 1959 Carleton Morris
1959 - 1975 Hillcrest Broadcasting (Herbert Newcomb)
1975 - 1984 Russwal Corp. (Russ Walker)
1984 - 1997 KDAP Inc. (Howard Henderson)
1997 - 2005 KASA Radio Hogar
2005 - 2015 Douglas Broadcasting (Howard Henderson)
2015–Present Alex Goodman 
In March 2002, then-owner KASA Radio Hogar of Phoenix Az. was fined $15,000 by the FCC for "failing to properly maintain the antenna" of KDAP. In its filing asking that the fine be reduced, KASA Radio Hogar described KDAP as a "nonprofit organization" but the FCC denied the request noting that the licensee, not the station itself, was responsible for the fines.
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