|City of license||Winnie, Texas|
|Broadcast area||Beaumont/Port Arthur|
|Branding||"FM 105.3 Free"|
|Slogan||Free Radio for All of Southeast Texas|
|First air date||1989 (as KRTX)|
|Former callsigns||KRTX (1987–1996)
(Excel Media, L.L.C.)
105.3 FM was assigned the call sign KRTX on July 14, 1987. On July 19, 1996, the call sign was changed to KLTP. The call sign was changed to KLTO on August 1, 1998. On November 8, 2004, the call sign was changed to KPTI and the station was now simulcasting sister station KPTY which was broadcasting on 104.9 FM in Deer Park, Texas. The station is under re-construction after being destroyed by Hurricane Ike in September 2008. . On February 28, 2014, Excel Media purchased KPTY from Univision for a purchase price of $525,000, and changed its call letters to KXXF on March 21, 2014.
On April 8, 2014, KXXF ended stunting and launched a Texas-focused adult hits format (encompassing country, blues, rock, and classic hits) branded as "105.3 Free".
Previous KPTY stations
Before moving to Texas, The KPTY call sign was used on a Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona-based radio station on 103.9 FM from 1997-2001. That station now operates under KEXX. The KPTY call sign had also been used on KQBU-FM and KAMA-FM in Texas.
- Marcucci, Carl (March 7, 2014). "KPTY-FM sale closed in Texas". Radio Business Report. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
- "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KXXF
- Radio-Locator information on KXXF
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KXXF
- Launch of then-Party 104.9
- Courtesy of The Format Change Archive
- Studio 104.9 opening