KODA

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KODA
KODA
City of license Houston, Texas
Broadcast area Greater Houston
Branding Sunny 99.1
Slogan "The Best Variety of Yesterday and Today"
Frequency 99.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
99.1 HD-2 Smooth Jazz Network
First air date December 24, 1946
Format Adult Contemporary
ERP 95,000 watts
HAAT 585 meters
Class C
Facility ID 35337
Transmitter coordinates 29°34′34″N 95°30′36″W / 29.57611°N 95.51000°W / 29.57611; -95.51000
Callsign meaning KODA = music term Coda
Former callsigns KPRC-FM (1946-1958)
KHGM-FM (1958-1961)
Former frequencies 99.7 MHz (Dec 1946-Oct 1947)
102.9 MHz (Oct 1947-1959)
Owner Clear Channel
(AMFM Texas Licenses, LP)
Sister stations KBME, KQBT, KPRC, KTBZ, KTRH
Webcast Listen Live
Website sunny99.com

KODA, known as "Sunny 99.1", is an FM radio station licensed to Houston, Texas. The station's transmitters are in Missouri City, Texas. It is a mainstream adult contemporary station, marketed to the at-work listener. The station's studios are located along the West Loop Freeway in the city's Uptown district, and the transmitter site is near Missouri City, Texas.

The station, formerly simply identified as K-O-D-A or "Coda" and 99.1 at least since the late 1970s-early 1980s (when it was a member of Group W), relabeled itself as "Sunny" in 1989 when it was acquired by SFX (now Clear Channel). The programming of adult and soft-rock music did not substantially change. Between and including Thanksgiving and Christmas, the station plays Christmas music 24/7.

The Smooth Jazz Network is broadcast on 99.1 HD-2 (HD Radio needed) with a smooth jazz format. The network’s feed on iHeartRadio identifies itself as originating from KODA HD-2 in Missouri City, Texas. Radio personalities on The Smooth Jazz Network originate from other Clear Channel owned and operated smooth jazz formatted stations from across the United States.

The "Sunny" branding was also used on sister station KEGL-FM in Dallas, Texas, broadcasting Oldies AC music from 2004-2005.

History[edit]

The station signed on Christmas Eve 1946 as KPRC-FM, the FM station for KPRC 950 AM. It was on 99.7 MHz until 1947 when it moved to 102.9 MHz. In 1958, the FM station was sold and changed call letters to KHGM-FM, changed to the current frequency in 1959, and then changed calls again to KODA-FM in 1961, right before the AM station was purchased (now KLAT). It operated as a daytime simulcast until the AM station had to shutdown at sunset and continued the station's programming independently until the AM signed on again at sunrise again. The AM & FM combination was sold to Group W Westinghouse Broadcasting in 1978 and was shortly broken up when the AM station was quickly re-sold.

When the Houston Oilers were a National Football League team (they are now the Tennessee Titans), it was the flagship radio station for at least the 1986 season.[1]

When the Electronic Program Guide aired on Warner Cable, KODA was used as the audio in Houston.

Notable syndicated programming includes Delilah's Love Songs show on weeknights (replacing long time Houston institution Zoe Bonet's Love Songs) and "American Top 10 Countdown" with Casey Kasem on Saturday mornings.

Current competitors[edit]

Callsign history[edit]

  • KPRC-FM - 12/24/1946 (at 99.7 FM, moved to 102.9 10/1947)
  • KHGM - 11/1958 (at 102.9 FM, moved to 99.1 4/26/1959)
  • KODA - 7/1/1961 to present

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