|City of license||Houston, Texas|
|Broadcast area||Greater Houston|
|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|
|Callsign meaning||KODA = music term Coda|
|Former callsigns||KPRC-FM (1946-1958)
|Former frequencies||99.7 MHz (Dec 1946-Oct 1947)
102.9 MHz (Oct 1947-1959)
(AMFM Texas Licenses, LP)
|Sister stations||KBME, KQBT, KPRC, KTBZ, KTRH|
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 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.
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.
- 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
- KODA official website
- KODA legal ID from 2002
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KODA
- Radio-Locator information on KODA
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KODA3