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KMEL (106.1 FM) is an Urban Contemporary-formatted radio station located in San Francisco, California. Owned by Clear Channel Communications, it has been one of the most well-programmed urban radio stations in the United States, owing to its unusual roots from being an Album Oriented Rock format to a Top 40/CHR format, from a Rhythmic CHR format all the way to the current Urban Contemporary format. Under the Clear Channel banner, KMEL is the largest urban radio station in its roster outside the New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago radio markets, as well as the conglomerate's designated flagship station in the respective urban radio division.