KIOT

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KIOT
Coyote 102.5.jpg
City of license Los Lunas, New Mexico
Broadcast area Albuquerque/Santa Fe and Central New Mexico
Branding Coyote 102.5
Slogan Your Rock
Frequency 102.5 MHz
First air date 1993
Format Mainstream rock
ERP 21,000 watts
HAAT 1,242 meters
Class C
Facility ID 73117
Callsign meaning sounds like "Coyote"
Owner Univision
Sister stations KKSS, KJFA, KKRG
Webcast Listen Live
Website coyote1025.com

KIOT (102.5 FM, "Coyote 102.5") is an American radio station licensed to Los Lunas, New Mexico, and serving the Albuquerque and Santa Fe radio markets broadcasting a mainstream rock format with music from the late 1960s through the early 2000s. The station is owned by Univision Radio. Its studios are located in Northeast Albuquerque (a mile north of Central Avenue) and the transmitter tower is located atop Sandia Crest east of the city.

History[edit]

The station first signed on in 1993 with an eclectic adult music format called "The Coyote". In 1995 it was sold to Simmons Media Group and switched to classic rock as "Arrow 102.5" but kept the KIOT callsign. In Fall 2002 it was sold to Hispanic Broadcasting (which later became Univision Radio in 2003) and renamed "Coyote" to match the callsign the original owners had given it but continued the classic rock format focused mostly on the 60's & 70's. By the late 2000's the station had added some rock tracks from the 1990's and early 2000's with a lot more 80's rock putting it in more direct competition with KZRR "94 Rock".

In 2010 the station gave former KZRR morning co-host Erika Viking her own morning show that later also featured "Big Benny" from defunct Urban AC "Hot 95.1" until 2013 now co-hosted by "The Hoff". In previous years the station just featured a "music in the morning" approach.

The station hosts some local live events including the annual "Rockalypse" featuring classic rock cover bands which began in 2013.

Programming[edit]

6AM - 10AM Erika Viking and "The Hoff"
10AM - 3PM "Uncle Sam" Scott
3PM - 7PM Jaimey B
7PM - Non Stop Music

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Coordinates: 35°12′47″N 106°27′00″W / 35.213°N 106.450°W / 35.213; -106.450