KTMY

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KTMY
City of license Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Broadcast area Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Branding My Talk 107.1
Slogan "A little gossip. A lot of laughs."
Frequency 107.1 MHz FM
(also on HD Radio)
First air date 1979 (as WIXK-FM)
Format Talk radio
ERP 22,000 watts
HAAT 179 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 60641
Transmitter coordinates 45°3′45.0″N 93°8′22.0″W / 45.062500°N 93.139444°W / 45.062500; -93.139444
Callsign meaning Derived from the "MY Talk" branding
Former callsigns WIXK-FM (1979–2002)
WFMP (2002-2010)
Affiliations ABC News Radio
Owner Hubbard Broadcasting
(KTMY-FM, LLC)
Sister stations KSTC-TV, KSTP, KSTP-FM, KSTP-TV, WIXK
Webcast Listen Live
Website mytalk1071.com

KTMY (107.1 MHz FM) is a radio station broadcasting to the Minneapolis-St. Paul region. The station is owned and operated by Hubbard Broadcasting, and airs a non-political, female-oriented talk format branded as "My Talk 107.1." The station's studio facility, located on the boundary line between St. Paul and Minneapolis, is shared with sister stations KSTP-AM (1500 AM), KSTP-FM (94.5 FM), KSTP-TV (channel 5) and KSTC-TV (channel 45). The station's transmitter is located at Telefarm Towers in Shoreview, Minnesota.


Station history[edit]

The station was originally licensed to serve New Richmond, Wisconsin as WIXK-FM, simulcasting the country music format of that city's WIXK 1590 AM. Hubbard Broadcasting bought both stations in 2000 for $27 million and moved WIXK-FM to the immediate Twin Cities area, where the station's city of license was changed from New Richmond to Coon Rapids, Minnesota and its transmitter moved to the Telefarm installation in Shoreview.

On June 3, 2002, WIXK-FM adopted the WFMP call sign and dropped country in favor of a talk format, originally branded as "FM 107" ("real. life. conversation."), that emphasized issues, topics, and conversations that catered to a female audience.[1] The original FM 107 schedule included national call-in/advice shows featuring Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Dr. Joy Browne, and Clark Howard, but locally-produced programming would make up a majority of the schedule in later years (with national shows such as Dr. Joy Browne's still airing in nighttime and weekend slots). The tone of programming would modify over time as well, moving from a mix of serious and lighthearted discussions to a larger emphasis on gossip, pop culture, and other not-so-serious topics by the time the station adopted the current KTMY call sign and "My Talk" branding in February 2010.[2][3]

In 2007, the station gained a measure of national exposure by heeding a call from condemned inmate Philip Workman to have vegetarian pizza delivered to homeless residents of Nashville, Tennessee.[4]

HD Radio[edit]

KTMY has been broadcasting a HD radio signal since October 2011. The station's HD-2 subchannel aired a simulcast of the sports format of sister station KSTP (AM); that simulcast moved to a subchannel of KSTP-FM in December 2013, and future plans for KTMY-HD2 are unconfirmed.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hubbard's WIXK picks women talk", from The Business Journal (Minneapolis-St. Paul edition), May 17, 2002
  2. ^ "Best of the Twin Cities 2006: Best Radio Station About Nothing", from CityPages, April 26, 2006
  3. ^ "FM107 changing to myTalk107", from St. Paul Pioneer Press, 2/1/2010
  4. ^ "Executed man's last request honored -- pizza for homeless", from cnn.com, May 2007
  5. ^ Source: Northpine.com (posted 12/26/2013)

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