KXXF

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"KPTY" redirects here. For the radio station formerly known as KPTY from 2007-2009, see KQBU-FM. For the radio station formerly known as KPTY from 2001-2007, see KAMA-FM.
KXXF
City of license Winnie, Texas
Broadcast area Beaumont/Port Arthur
Branding "FM 105.3 Free"
Slogan Free Radio for All of Southeast Texas
Frequency 105.3 MHz
First air date 1989 (as KRTX)
Format Adult hits
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 150 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 479
Transmitter coordinates 29°49′31″N 94°13′36″W / 29.82528°N 94.22667°W / 29.82528; -94.22667
Former callsigns KRTX (1987–1996)
KLTP (1996–1998)
KLTO (1998–2004)
KPTI (2004–2009)
KPTY (2009–2014)
Owner John Walton
(Excel Media, L.L.C.)
Website http://freefm.net

KXXF (105.3 FM) is a radio station licensed to the city of Winnie, Texas. It began broadcasting in 1989 under the call sign KRTX. KXXF is owned and operated by John Walton's Excel Media, L.L.C.

History[edit]

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[1] for a purchase price of $525,000, and changed its call letters to KXXF on March 21, 2014.[2]

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[edit]

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 KEDJ. The KPTY call sign had also been used on KQBU-FM and KAMA-FM in Texas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marcucci, Carl (March 7, 2014). "KPTY-FM sale closed in Texas". Radio Business Report. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 

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