KLTN

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KLTN
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City of license Houston, Texas
Broadcast area Greater Houston
Branding Estereo Latino 102.9
Slogan "Mucha Mas Musica"
Frequency 102.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
102.9 HD-2 Tejano (Simulcast of KXTN-FM San Antonio)
First air date December 24, 1946
Format Regional Mexican
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 300 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 65310
Transmitter coordinates 29°45′26″N 95°20′18″W / 29.75722°N 95.33833°W / 29.75722; -95.33833
Callsign meaning KLatin
Former callsigns KPRC (10/1947)
KHGM (11/9/1958)
KQUE (10/1/1960)
KKPN (5/23/1997-6/25/1998)[1]
Owner Univision Radio
(Univision Radio Houston License Corporation)
Sister stations KLAT, KOVE-FM, KAMA-FM, KQBU-FM
Also part of the Univision Cluster: TV Stations KFTH-DT and KXLN
Webcast Listen Live
Website Estereo Latino Online

KLTN (102.9 FM, "Estereo Latino 102.9") is a Regional Mexican radio station broadcasting in Houston, Texas, United States. Owned by Univision Radio, its studios are in Uptown Houston and the transmitter is is located on the city's East End district.

History[edit]

Originally signed on the air as KPRC-FM at 3pm, December 24, 1946, when the station moved from the 99.7 frequency. Calls changed to KHGM (meaning "Home of Good Music) in November of 1958. By April 1959 the station had moved again, back to the middle of the FM dial at 99.1 mc, where it is now known as KODA.

Broadcasting returned to 102.9 FM when KQUE signed on the air with an Adult Standards format on October 1, 1960. The station was also known as "KQUE 103" until 1997, when the station was purchased from its local owners by Robert F. X. Sillerman and his company, SFX Broadcasting. The KQUE callsign was moved to 1230 AM and 102.9 then became home to KKPN, an adult contemporary music format known as "The Planet". After a series of mergers, the station came under the ownership of Clear Channel Communications. Clear Channel was forced to spin off several stations in the Houston area to meet Federal Communications Commission ownership restrictions. KKPN was at that time the weakest station in the Clear Channel cluster, and thus was sold to Heftel Communications, a company specializing in Spanish Broadcasting. Heftel changed the station to its current callsign and format. The station was assigned the current KLTN call letters on June 25, 1998.[1] Heftel merged with Tichenor Media to create Hispanic Broadcasting, which later became Univision Radio, the station's current owner.

Former callsigns[edit]

  • KPRC - 10/1947 (Sign on, station moved from 99.7)
  • KHGM - 11/9/1958 (moved to 99.1 on 4/26/1959)
  • KQUE - 10/1/1960
  • KKPN - 5/23/1997
  • KLTN - 6/25/1998

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 

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