KILT (AM)

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KILT
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City of license Houston, Texas
Broadcast area Greater Houston
Branding Sports Radio 610
Frequency 610 kHz
First air date 1948
May 8, 1957 as KILT
Format Sports/Talk
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 25440
Transmitter coordinates 29°55′4″N 95°25′33″W / 29.91778°N 95.42583°W / 29.91778; -95.42583
Former callsigns KLEE, KLBS
Owner CBS Radio
(CBS Radio Texas Inc.)
Sister stations KHMX, KIKK, KILT-FM, KKHH, KLOL
Webcast Listen Live
Website sportsradio610.com

KILT (610 AM, "Sports Radio 610") is a Sports/Talk formatted radio station in the Houston, Texas, metropolitan area. The station is currently owned by CBS Radio. KILT shares its call letters with sister station 100.3 FM, a country music station. The station played Top 40 and aired simulcasts of KILT-FM before moving to sports talk in 1994. Its studios are located in the Greenway Plaza district, and its transmitter is located near the Greenspoint district of northwest Houston.

History[edit]

The station was, for many years, a leading Top 40 station in Houston. In 1981, when sister station KILT-FM dropped album rock for country, 610 dropped its famed Top 40 format for a simulcast of their FM sister station. The current sports-talk format has been in place since 1994. The station has been the top-rated sports-talk format since its inception, with only a few brief exceptions.

Programming[edit]

Shaun Bijani (left) and Paul Gallant airing live from a sports collectors show in Houston.

Flagship station for the Houston Texans

  • Nick Wright, Host 6-10 am
  • John Lopez, Host 6-10 am
  • Doyle "the Diesel" King, Morning Traffic 6-10 am
  • Mike Meltser, Host 10 am-2 pm
  • Seth Payne, Host 10am-2 pm
  • Rich Lord, Host 2-7 pm (former Houston Texans sideline reporter)
  • Sean Pendergast, Host 2-7 pm
  • Ted Johnson, Host 2-7 pm
  • Brien Straw, Host 7-11 pm
  • Paul Gallant, Host 7-11 pm
  • Robert Henslee, Sports Director

Additional programming/hosts:

  • Smokin' Joe's Driving Range, Saturday 7-8 am
  • Tom Tynan on Home Show Radio, Saturday and Sunday, 8-11 am
  • Alex Del Barrio, Shaun Bijani, Matt Murphy, Patrick Creighton, De Hanson, and Nate Griffin

Controversy[edit]

In 2007, a lawsuit was filed by then morning show co-host John Granato against CBS.[1][2] This ultimately led to Granato leaving 610 and starting a new station: 1560 The Game. Shortly thereafter, his co-host Lance Zierlein joined him.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://blogs.chron.com/nfl/2007/04/on_texans_draft_granatos_lawsu.html
  2. ^ http://bbs.clutchfans.net/showthread.php?t=128140

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