KXTN (AM)

Summary

KXTN (1350 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station broadcasting a Tejano radio format. Licensed to San Antonio, Texas, United States, the station serves the San Antonio metropolitan area. The station is owned by Univision Radio, under the license of Tichenor License Corporation.[1] The station also broadcasts on KVBH's HD-2 signal. Its studios and transmitter are located separately in Northwest San Antonio.

KXTN
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San Antonio, Texas
Broadcast areaGreater San Antonio
Frequency1350 kHz
BrandingKXTN 1350 AM and 107.5 FM HD2
Programming
Language(s)Spanish & English
FormatTejano
AffiliationsUforia Audio Network
Ownership
OwnerUnivision Radio
(Tichenor License Corporation)
KVBH, KMYO, KBBT
History
First air date
1946
Former call signs
KCOR (1946–2014)
KXTN (2014–2015)
KCOR (2015–2019)
Call sign meaning
K X TejaNo
Technical information
Facility ID67069
ClassB
Power5,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates
29°31′27″N 98°37′5″W / 29.52417°N 98.61806°W / 29.52417; -98.61806Coordinates: 29°31′27″N 98°37′5″W / 29.52417°N 98.61806°W / 29.52417; -98.61806
Repeater(s)92.9-2 KROM-HD2
107.5-2 KVBH-HD2
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitekxtn.com

HistoryEdit

KCOR first signed on in 1946 as a 1,000-watt daytimer, owned by Raoul A. Cortez.[2] The original call sign contained the first three letters of his last name. The station has been mostly Hispanic-owned and programmed through its seven-plus decades on the air, airing Tejano and Regional Mexican music.

In 2003, the station was acquired by Univision Radio, a subsidiary of the top Spanish-language television network in the United States, Univision.[3] Univision later switched the format to Spanish-language talk, mostly from its own radio network.

On December 20, 2016, Univision announced that KCOR would be one of the charter affiliates of the company's new Spanish-language sports network, Univision Deportes Radio. The launch occurred in March 2017.[4] From 2014 to 2015, the station had been simulcasting the Tejano music format of co-owned KXTN-FM and used the KXTN call sign. With the switch to sports, the call letters returned to KCOR.

In April 2019, KCOR dropped its longtime call sign, as well as the Univision Deportes Network, beginning a simulcast with Tejano sister station KXTN-FM, becoming KXTN in the process. On April 12, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., the two stations ended their simulcast, leaving the Tejano format solely on AM 1350 and on an HD Radio subchannel of 107.5, now known as KVBH-HD2.[5] The FM station switched its call letters to KVBH, airing a Rhythmic AC format.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KXTN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1947 page 194
  3. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2010 page D-543
  4. ^ RadioInsight.com "Univision To Launch Univision Deportes Radio" December 19, 2016
  5. ^ InsideRadio.com "Univision Creates New Vibe in San Antonio" April 12, 2019

External linksEdit

  • KXTN 107.5 & 1350 Facebook
  • KXTN page at univision.com
  • KXTN in the FCC AM station database
  • KXTN on Radio-Locator
  • KXTN in Nielsen Audio's AM station database


The Station Owned By The Uforia Network Moved KXTN Over to AM. The reason for this was for purpose reasons, Uforia Made A New Station Called “ KVBH VIBE 107.5 “