KRDY

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KRDY
City of license San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Broadcast area Greater San Antonio, Texas
Branding Radio Luz
Slogan Iluminando mente y corazon
Frequency 1160 kHz
First air date May 31, 1978 (as KFHM)
Format Spanish Christian
Power 10,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 26310
Transmitter coordinates 29°32′11″N 98°41′11″W / 29.53639°N 98.68639°W / 29.53639; -98.68639Coordinates: 29°32′11″N 98°41′11″W / 29.53639°N 98.68639°W / 29.53639; -98.68639
Callsign meaning Kids Radio DisneY
(former affiliation)
Former callsigns KFHM, KVAR, KENS
Owner Salem Communications Corporation
(South Texas Broadcasting, Inc.)
Website http://www.luzsanantonio.com/

KRDY (1160 AM) is an AM radio station which serves the Greater San Antonio, Texas area. The station is owned by Salem Communications Corporation, through licensee South Texas Broadcasting, Inc.[1]

History[edit]

KFHM: 1978‒1991[edit]

On May 31, 1978, KFHM began broadcasting as a Tejano/Latin music AM radio station.

KVAR: 1991‒1993[edit]

On August 26, 1991, the station changed its call letters from KFHM to KVAR.

KENS: 1993‒2004[edit]

On October 15, 1993, the station changed its call letters from KVAR to KENS and adopted a news/talk radio format.

KRDY: 2004‒present[edit]

On February 27, 2004, the station changed its call letters from KENS to KRDY.[2]

On June 4, 2013, Radio Disney announced that it would be selling 7 radio stations which included KRDY in an attempt to increase revenue and focus more on stations serving Top 25 markets.[3]

On September 28, 2013, KRDY dropped the Radio Disney affiliation and went silent.[4]

In October 2013, Radio Disney filed to sell KRDY and KDIS-FM to Salem Communications Corporation, owner of several other San Antonio-area radio stations.[5] Salem's purchase, at a price of $2 million, was consummated on February 7, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KRDY Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "KRDY Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ Radio Disney Places Stations On The Market - Radio Insight (released June 4, 2013)
  4. ^ Notification of Suspension of Operations KRDY - United States Federal Communications Commission
  5. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. October 25, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 

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