KKYX

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KKYX
City of license San Antonio, Texas
Broadcast area San Antonio, Texas
Branding Country Legends 680 KKYX
Frequency 680 kHz
Repeaters K285EU (FM 104.9) Mendoza
First air date 1926
Format Classic Country
Power 50,000 watts (day)
10,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 48723
Former callsigns KTAP
KABC
KGBS
KENS
KBAT
Owner Cox Radio
Sister stations KCYY, KISS-FM, KONO-AM, KONO-FM, KTKX, KSMG
Webcast Listen Live
Website KKYX.com

KKYX (680 AM) is a classic country music radio station owned by Cox Radio. It is licensed to, and headquartered in, San Antonio, Texas. The station also carries play-by-play of the San Antonio Missions of the Texas League (Minor League Baseball). Its studios are located in Northwest San Antonio near the South Texas Medical Center complex, and the transmitter site is in west Bexar County west of the city proper. KKYX morning personality Jerry King is also a member of the Country DJ Hall Of Fame.

History[edit]

KKYX initially signed on the air as KTAP in 1926. It became KABC, then KGBS, KENS, and KBAT in the 1960s. The current KKYX call-sign finally came on September 4, 1972, and had the country music format ever since. It became a major outlet for country music that serves much of south Texas. During the 1970s and early 1980s, KKYX was ranked one of the top ten country music radio stations in the United States. [1]

It currently broadcasts a classic country music format, similar to that of WSM AM 650 in Nashville, Tennessee, focusing on the old country hits over the years from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Coverage area[edit]

KKYX has a fairly large coverage area, covering a large area of southern Texas, including the entire San Antonio and Austin radio markets, along with areas around Victoria, Texas. Grade B coverage can be received in the Corpus Christi and Houston areas. About 100 counties were claimed to be part of the KKYX listening area.[2]

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Coordinates: 29°30′03″N 98°49′54″W / 29.50083°N 98.83167°W / 29.50083; -98.83167