KRGT (FM)

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KRGT
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City of license Indian Springs, Nevada, U.S.
Broadcast area Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Branding Latino Mix 99.3
Frequency 99.3 MHz
First air date 2000
Format Spanish Urban
ERP 31,000 watts
HAAT 690 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 11614
Former callsigns KPXC (1991-2002)
KQMR (2002-2005)
Owner Univision Radio
Webcast Listen Live
Website KRGT Online

KRGT is a commercial radio station located in Indian Springs, Nevada, broadcasting to the Las Vegas, Nevada area on 99.3 FM. KRGT airs a Spanish urban format branded as "Latino Mix 99.3". Its studios are in Spring Valley, Nevada, and its transmitter is on Angel Peak west of the Las Vegas Valley.

The station signed on in 2000 as KPXG. The station permit had existed for years and had been planned as a 6,000 watt operation. Changes were made to run it as a minimal 100 watt operation. The station was owned by Claire "Reis" Benezra, manager of KDWN radio in its pre Beasley days.

The engineering department of HBC (predecessor of present day Univision Radio) moved several stations around in frequency and moved the station to Angel Peak where it operates as a class C zero station. Dana Demerjian was GM, Eric Martel was the engineering manager, and David Stewart of HBC corporate organized the upgrade (basically an HBC specialty).

This station also routinely plays English language pop hits by non-Hispanic artists.

Origin of call letters[edit]

KRGT originally aired in Hutto, Texas, as KRGT 92.1 FM Hutto-Austin. The call letters stood for "K-Round Rock-Georgetown" (Round Rock and Georgetown being nearby cities). From 1980-1992, the station was owned by Marcelo H. Tafoya/Tafoya Broadcasting, Inc.

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Coordinates: 36°19′28″N 115°34′01″W / 36.3244°N 115.5670°W / 36.3244; -115.5670