KATZ (AM)

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KATZ
City of license St. Louis, Missouri
Broadcast area Greater St. Louis
Branding Hallelujah 1600
Slogan Today's Gospel Music
Frequency 1600 kHz AM (HD Radio)
First air date 1955
Format Urban Gospel
Power 6,000 watts day
3,500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 48968
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.[1][2]
Sister stations KBWX, KLOU, KMJM-FM, KSD, KSLZ
Webcast Listen Live
Website hallelujah1600.com

KATZ (1600 AM) is an Urban Gospel radio station serving the area of St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The iHeartMedia, Inc. (previously Clear Channel Communications) outlet broadcasts with power level of 6 kW day/3.5 kW night. Its transmitter is located in East St. Louis, Illinois, and operates from studios in St. Louis south of Forest Park.

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KATZ began broadcasting in 1955 as an Rhythm and blues/Soul music station. This function was transferred to KATZ-FM in the 1980s. Currently, KATZ is a gospel music outlet, while KATZ-FM became WSDD in late 2009 with a new format.

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Coordinates: 38°37′02″N 90°04′52″W / 38.61722°N 90.08111°W / 38.61722; -90.08111