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City of license Cleveland, Texas
Broadcast area East Texas, Houston and Beaumont
Branding Country Legends 97.1
Slogan Houston's Home for The Country Legends
Frequency 97.1 MHz
First air date May 1991 (as KRTK)
Format Classic Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 563 meters
Class C
Facility ID 65308
Transmitter coordinates 30°32′6″N 95°1′4″W / 30.53500°N 95.01778°W / 30.53500; -95.01778
Callsign meaning K Texas HousTon
Former callsigns KRTK (1991-1995)
KEYH-FM (1995-1996)
KOND (1996-1997)
KRTK (2/1997-9/1997)
KKTL (1997-1999)
KKTL-FM (1999-2000)
Owner Cox Radio
Sister stations KGLK, KHPT, KKBQ
Webcast Listen Live
Website countrylegends971.com

KTHT 97.1 "Country Legends 97.1" is a 100,000 watt FM station licensed to Cleveland, TX, that includes service to Houston and Beaumont TX with its classic country format. The station is owned by Cox Radio and is co-owned with KGLK, KHPT, and KKBQ. It is headquartered out of Suite 2300 at 3 Post Oak Central in the Uptown district in Houston, Texas, United States[1][2] and has a transmitter site in Sam Houston National Forest in Polk County, Texas.

KTHT programming is simulcast in HD radio on sister station 92.9 KKBQ's HD-3 sub channel.

Station history[edit]

Signed on as KRTK in May 1991 to simulcast 92.1 KRTS classical music programming to increase the station's coverage in Houston. It was sold four years later after KRTS request to increase power was approved by the FCC.

Since then 97.1 has seen, Tejano/Regional Mexican as KEYH-FM (simulcasting 850 KEYH AM). Under AM/FM, it acquired the KKTL calls as "Houston's Talk FM, 97 Talk". After the talk format floundered it was switched to simulcast KTBZ-FM "107-5 The Buzz" programming. It continued simulcasting 107.5 after KTBZ and KLDE "Oldies 94.5" swapped frequencies in 2000, the result of an ownership trade-off in the AM-FM/Clear Channel merger. Newcomer Cox Radio got KKTL and the 107.5 facility where KLDE was moved. In October 2000 it became Rhythmic/CHR as KTHT "Hot 97.1". On January 2, 2003, at 12:00 PM, after playing "Back That Azz Up" by Juvenile, Hot 97.1 became Country Legends 97.1. [1]

Station personalities[edit]

Dan Gallo and Chuck Akers host the morning show, weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Al Farb, weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Christi Brooks, weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. [2]

==Callsign & moniker history==

  • KRTK - 05/03/1991 (K-Arts)
  • KEYH-FM - 09/18/1995
  • KOHD - 03/11/1996
  • KRTK - 02/10/1997 (K-Arts again)
  • KKTL - 09/22/1997 (97 Talk)
  • KKTL-FM - 03/19/1999 (simulcast of 107-5 The Buzz, Oldies 107.5)
  • KTHT - 11/13/2000 (Hot 97-1, Country Legends 97.1)


  1. ^ "Contact Us." KTHT. Retrieved on April 24, 2009.
  2. ^ "Uptown District Map." Uptown Houston District. Retrieved on January 30, 2009.

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