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KRST logo.png
City of license Albuquerque, New Mexico
Broadcast area Albuquerque, New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Branding 92.3 KRST
Frequency 92.3 MHz
First air date September 15, 1965
Format Country
ERP 22,000 watts
HAAT 1,268 meters
Class C
Facility ID 12584
Owner Cumulus Media
Sister stations KDRF, KKOB-AM/FM, KMGA, KNML, KTBL
Webcast Listen Live

KRST is a commercial radio station located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, broadcasting to the Albuquerque-Santa Fe, New Mexico area on 92.3 FM. KRST airs a country music format.

Album Oriented Rock, Out - Country, In[edit]

92.3 KRST owes its current incarnation to movie actor and former "SweatHog" John Travolta. Prior to the release of the 1980 hit "Urban Cowboy," KRST was a very successful and widely popular Album Oriented Rock station. The station was the classic representation of what FM radio used to be: Silky-smooth voiced DJ's, Tracks played well into the deepest part of an artist's collection of albums and strictly vinyl.

On air personalities[edit]

The Get Up Gang, the KRST morning show, was nominated for an Academy of County Music award in 2006 for Best Show (Medium Market) with the cast including Dawson McKay, Kristina Carlyle, and Levi With. All have since exited the show. Today's incarnation of The Get up Gang includes Carmelina Hart, Traffic Reporter Scott Brown, and KOAT-TV's morning news and weather personalities.

Juan Velasco follows the Get up Gang and does the KRST Country Lunch at noon. Operations Manager Eddie Haskell is on from 3-7 PM. Christi does the shift from 12:00 AM to 5:00 AM. On Sundays Eric Butler comes on from 6-10 AM and does The Sunday Morning Classics Show.

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Coordinates: 35°12′54″N 106°27′04″W / 35.215°N 106.451°W / 35.215; -106.451