KGLK

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KGLK
KGLK logo
City of license Lake Jackson, Texas
Broadcast area Greater Houston
Branding Houston's Eagle
Slogan "Houston's Only Classic Rock Station"
Frequency 107.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
107.5 HD-2 for Oldies
107.5 HD-3 for NOAA WX Radio Station KGG-68 [1]
First air date August 5, 1986 (as KZFX)
Format Classic Rock
ERP 95,000 watts
HAAT 601 meters
Class C
Facility ID 59951
Transmitter coordinates 29°17′16″N 95°13′53″W / 29.28778°N 95.23139°W / 29.28778; -95.23139
Callsign meaning K GL (Eagle) K
Former callsigns KGOL (1980s-1986)
KZFX (1986-1994)
KRQT (1994-1995)
KTBZ (1995-2000)
KLDE (2000-2006)
KHTC (2006-2009)
Former frequencies 107.3 MHz (1980s-1986)
Owner Cox Enterprises
(Cox Radio, Inc.)
Sister stations KHPT, KKBQ, KTHT
Webcast Listen Live
Website houstonseagle.com

KGLK (107.5 FM, "Houston's Eagle") is a classic rock formatted radio station licensed to serve the community of Lake Jackson, Texas, USA. It is owned by Cox Media Group. It is headquartered out of Suite 2300 at 1990 Post Oak Blvd in the Uptown district in Houston, Texas, United States.[1][2] Main transmitter facilities are located near Liverpool, TX[3] with a backup transmitter site co-located at the KKBQ backup site.[4]

History[edit]

Originally KGOL, broadcasting to Lake Jackson at 107.3 FM as a Gospel station in the early 1980s. The station moved north to include service to Houston and signed on at 107.5 FM on August 5, 1986 as classic rock KZFX "Z107". The station flipped to alternative rock on October 31, 1994 as KRQT "Rocket 107.5". Under direction of new General Manager, Pat Fant (formerly of KLOL), re-launched the format in late May 1995 under the new callsign KTBZ and "107-5 The Buzz" moniker.[5]

The station continued as alternative rock until 2000, when the Clear Channel/AMFM merger went through, causing the new company to spin off two signals. The intellectual property of KLDE "Oldies 94.5" went to Cox Enterprises, along with the 107.5 facility and 97.1 KKTL (which was simulcasting the programming on 107.5). 97.1, now KTHT, operates separately as a classic country station.

Prior to the deal that sent the KLDE intellectual property to Cox, KLDE was at 94.5 FM. Prior owners included AMFM, Bonneville Corp. and Entercom. The oldies format was introduced in the late 1980s and has been under the direction of a variety of program directors including RC Rogers, Bob Harlow, Dennis Winslow, Ron Parker, and Ed Scarborough [2]. Past General Managers include Steve Shepard, Chris McMurray, Chris Wegman, Caroline Devine. Mark Krieschen is currently Vice President and Market Manager.[6]

Recent changes[edit]

Since 2000, the station has undergone some changes. Afternoon "boss jock" Barry Kaye left in 2004, and in 2005 KLDE dropped any link to "Oldies" whatsoever, playing a mix of classic Top 40 known as classic hits, under the moniker "Houston's 107-5 KLDE" and slogan "The Greatest Hits of the 60's & 70's." The station was also the first to launch HD digital radio in the Houston market in January 2005, and the HD-2 channel is a mix of pre-1964 oldies.

On July 10, 2006, the station changed branding to "107-5 The New K-Hits, Houston's home for the Greatest Hits of the 60's and 70's". It did not flip formats, fire all the DJs, or even change call letters, but did fire the morning team, to be replaced by longtime KRBE APD/afternoon DJ Scott Sparks.

On December 14, 2006, the station changed its call letters from the long time KLDE to KHTC.

On January 27, 2009, the station announced the addition of Dean and Rog from KKRW effective June 1, 2009.

On May 17, 2009, the station changed its call letters from KHTC to KGLK.

On June 1, 2009, the station changed its name to 107.5 The Eagle - Houston's Classic Hits and adopted a Classic Rock approach.

On June 20, 2011, sister station 106.9 KHPT began simulcasting KGLK's programming.[7]

Current jocks[edit]

The Morning Show with Dean and Rog is hosted by Dean and Rog from KQBT with Suzi Hanks from KQBT. The mid-day host is Jennifer Tyler (formerly The Fabulous Jennifer Tyler) also from KQBT. Scott Sparks formerly of KRBE on afternoons, Maureen Cooper on evenings, and the station is fully automated overnight. Weekend hosts include Donna McCoy, John Davis, Michelle Fisher, Johnny Ray, and Kevin James.[8]

Former jocks[edit]

Former on-air personalities on KGLK include Susie "Carr" Loucks, Paul Christy, Ted Carson, Joe Ford, Barry Kaye, Michael "Vee" Valdez, Joe Martelle, Linda Cruz, Mike McCarthy, Janice Dean, RC Rogers, Sheree Bernardi, Sean O'Neel, Col. St. James, Jerry Pelletier, Mark Megason, Bill Campbell, Dave E. Crockett, Ron Parker, Jackie Robbins, Kenny Miles, Ron Leonard, Bob Ford, Donna McKenzie, Chuck Contreras, The Catfish, Sheri Evans, Ken Sasso, Bob Edwards, and Mick Perry.

Callsign and moniker history[edit]

  • KGOL -
  • KZFX - 5 August 1986 (Z107)
  • KRQT - 31 October 1994 (Rocket 107.5)
  • KTBZ - 12 May 1995 (107-5 The Buzz)
  • KLDE - 18 July 2000 (Oldies 107.5, Houston's 107-5 KLDE)
  • KHTC - 14 December 2006 (107-5 The New K-Hits)
  • KGLK - 17 May 2009 (The Eagle - Houston's Classic Hits Station)
  • KGLK - 31 December 2013 (The Eagle - Houston's Only Classic Rock Station)[9]

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