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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

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.


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.


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


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.


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