KTKX

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KTKX
City of license Terrell Hills, Texas
Broadcast area San Antonio, Texas
Branding 106.7 The Eagle
Slogan San Antonio's ONLY Classic Rock
Frequency 106.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date December 31, 1967 (as KBUC 106.3)
1986 (as KESI at 106.7)
Format Classic rock
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 310 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 70357
Former callsigns KBUC (1970-1978)
KTUF (1979-1983)
KESI (1983-1987)
KMMX (1987-1992)
KKYX-FM (1992-1993)
KDIL (1993-1995)
KCJZ (1995-2003)
KELZ-FM (2003-2006)
KPWT (2006-2010)
Former frequencies 106.3 MHz (1979-1986)
Owner Cox Radio
Sister stations KCYY, KISS-FM, KKYX, KONO, KONO-FM, KSMG
Webcast Listen Live
Website x1067fm.com

KTKX (106.7 The Eagle) is a classic rock radio station serving the San Antonio area. The Cox Communications outlet operates at 106.7 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW and its city of licence is Terrell Hills, Texas. Its studios are located in Northwest San Antonio near the South Texas Medical Center complex, and the transmitter site is in south Bexar County.

History[edit]

December 31, 1967

KBUC 1310 AM gets a FM counterpart on 106.3 licensed to Terrell Hills, an enclave city inside of San Antonio, Texas airing a Country/Western Format. KBUC would stay on 106.3 until July 18, 1979 which would become KTUF at 106.3. KBUC moved up the dial to 107.5 until the station changed owners and became KZVE 107.5 which would air a Contemporary Spanish format. KBUC would later resurface on 98.3 replacing KBOP and simulcast on 103.7, and later shift further down the dial to 95.7 until 01/07/2005 as Border Media Partners acquired 95.7 moving its regional Mexican La Ley[disambiguation needed] Format and KLEY call letters which previously aired on 94.1 now KTFM.

During the KTUF days, it was San Antonio's first commercial FM radio station with a Jazz format. The format would change to Album rock KESI and to an Adult Contemporary format known as "Star 106".

Frequency shift from 106.3 "Star 106" to 106.7 KESI "Star 107"

1986

Listeners make the switch, and change their presets for a clearer signal. AC KESI "Star 106" switched frequencies from 106.3 to 106.7.

1987

The Star falls on K-MIX your at work favorites remain the same.

KESI evolved into KMMX ("KMix 106.7") but kept its AC format intact until 1992.

1992

She's Gone Country, Look at Her Now.

November 1992 KMMX would flip to a simulcast of country formatted KKYX leaving San Antonio with 2 Adult Contemporary formatted stations KSRR 92.9, and KQXT 101.9

1993

Stock Show and Rodeo Time in San Antonio, with a Modern twist on San Antonio's Radio Landscape.

Just in time for 1993 Stock show and Rodeo a birth of a new Contemporary Country station was born, coined the Armadillo and new call letters were applied to match the stations moniker as KDIL ("106.7 The Armadillo").

1995

Sade plays here, along with Kenny G. San Antonio gets a smoother, KTUF.

KDIL would switch formats in order to protect its sister station KCYY Y-100 which was in a heated race with rival KAJA it would switched formats to smooth jazz and once again garner new call letters as KCJZ ("Smooth Jazz 106.7").

1999

We be Jammin starting this Fourth of July.

07/04/1999 After four years as smooth jazz, that too would go away by 1999 when it jumped on the rhythmic oldies bandwagon and became "106.7 JAMZ" (even though they retained the KCJZ calls).

2001

A Top 40 with a Dance lean to it, 106.7 gets a noontime workout.

Due to the national trend of the demise of Jammin Oldies who's popularity has been tapering off since April 2000, in August 2001 they would evolve into a Rhythmic/Dance Top 40, with the KCJZ calls and the "106.7 JAMZ" slogan left intact. During this tenure they would enjoy a loyal following and while the ratings weren't spectacular (plus they were in a four-way Top 40 war at the time), it did very well.

Hot Herrietta formally of KTFM joins KCJZ and gets the Noontime workout which previously aired on KTFM.

2003

All the hits not just some of them.

However that would all come to an end on October 31, 2003 at 10:00am, when KCJZ would switch directions to Mainstream Top 40 and changed its call letters to KELZ. The last song on 106.7 Jamz was Thriller by Michael Jackson, this was followed by a commercial break and then the new format was officially as "Z-106.7". The first song played was "Where is the Love" by the Black Eyed Peas.

This gave the San Antonio market two mainstream Top 40 stations, the other being KXXM. At first, their playlist was broad-based by playing "All The Hits" in an effort to cut into KXXM, whose direction at times tends to border toward Modern rock.

2006

San Antonio gets Power once again but to a different Beat.

Power 106.7 logo

On October 6, 2006 they began to set their sights on the current market leader KBBT by evolving towards a Rhythmic direction and adopting the "Power 106.7" handle, along with a call letter change to KPWT to match the handle. The move gave San Antonio its first Rhythmic battle since 2003. KPWT is also the second station in San Antonio to adopt the "Power" moniker; the last station to use the moniker was KITY from 1987 to 1990.

2009

Christmas in May? What is all that talk about in June?

On May 28, 2009 at noon, KPWT began stunting with Christmas music as a format switch. But it was announced at 5 pm on June 1 that the station would turn into "FM Talk 106.7". The lineup included Mancow Muller, Neal Boortz, Laura Ingraham, Michael Savage, Clark Howard, and others. The move behind this was said to be the release of the Portable People Meter (PPM) in San Antonio to come soon.

2010

April Fools' Day; The jokes' on FM Talk

On April 1, 2010 at 12 p.m. CST the station began stunting by playing a clock sound with a voice over telling listeners to tune in Monday (April 5) at 5pm to find out the station's new format, which was later revealed to be classic-based Adult Album Alternative as "X106.7, Classic Rock," an automated station like local "102.7 Jack FM" but focused on Adult-leaning Alternative/classic rock hits like KZEP, whose classic rock format tends to focus on harder hits from the rock era. Most of KPWT's talk lineup moved to KRPT, a Clear Channel Communications station that picked up the programs on April 15, 2010. On April 20, 2010 KPWT changed their call letters to KTKX to go with the "X106.7" branding.

This is not the first time AAA format was tried in San Antonio. The previous AAA formatted station was KMFR "103.7 Mighty Fine Rock" from 2001-2004 (now KAHL, Adult Standards).

On November 15, 2010 KTKX turned to a straight-ahead classic rock format to compete effectively with crosstown KZEP. The station is now positioned as "San Antonio's Most Commercial Free Classic Rock"

2014

X marks the spot for The Eagle to land on 106.7

Throughout the month of June 2014, Cox-owned stations in Orlando (WCFB's HD-2 feed) and Atlanta (WTSH) have flipped to alternative using the "X" name (Orlando with "X107.3" and Atlanta with "X107.1" as "Orlando's/Atlanta's New Alternative"). Prior to this, Cox also owns "X"-named alternative formats in Tampa Bay (WSUN-FM) and Jacksonville (WXXJ). Because of these stations, rumors had been spread that San Antonio would be next in line to "Join the Revolution" and switch "X106.7" to what could have been the market's first mainstream alternative station. However on August 8, 2014, competitor KZEP moved its classic rock format to the station's HD-2 feed and 93.3 translator as the main channel flipped to a CHR/Rhythmic format as "Hot 104.5." That same weekend, KTKX dropped the "X" name and simply call themselves as "106.7, The Only Classic Rock Station You Can Hear Everywhere in San Antonio."[1] On August 15th, KTKX then changed its name to "106.7 The Eagle, San Antonio's ONLY classic rock."[2]

KTKX On Air Staff[edit]

  • unknown

KTKX Former On Air Staff[edit]

  • Tom "T-Bone" Scheppke

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Coordinates: 29°11′02″N 98°30′50″W / 29.184°N 98.514°W / 29.184; -98.514