KTON (defunct)

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KTON
City of license Belton, Texas
Broadcast area Killeen-Temple, Texas
Branding Country Legends
Slogan "Where The Country Legends Live!"
Frequency 940 kHz
Format Defunct
Power 1,000 watts (day)
5 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 60091
Transmitter coordinates 31°02′37″N 97°24′46″W / 31.04361°N 97.41278°W / 31.04361; -97.41278
Callsign meaning BelTON, Texas
Owner JLF Communications, LLP

KTON (940 AM) was a radio station serving the Killeen-Temple, Texas, area. The station's broadcast license was most recently held by JLF Communications, LLP. Prior to shut down, it was a simulcast of KTFW-FM 92.1 in Glen Rose, Texas.

In March 2009, the Commission learned that the station fell silent on December 30, 2008, when the owner of the transmitter site seized control of the transmitter and dismantled the station's broadcast towers after KTON failed to make required rent payments. The station formally notified the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that they had fallen silent on March 9, 2009.[1] The station applied to the FCC for special temporary authority to remain silent which was then granted.[1]

An application to change the station's frequency to 950 kHz and the city of license to Kaufman, Texas, was submitted in July 2009.[2] The Commission accepted the application for filing but never formally approved the move.[2]

As of June 2010, KTON is no longer licensed by the FCC. The FCC revoked KTON's license due to being silent for more than one year and for not notifying the FCC regarding the station being dark in a timely manner. The KTON call sign was deleted from the FCC database on June 2, 2010.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Application Search Details (20090309ACQ)". FCC Media Bureau. March 19, 2009. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Application Search Details (BP-20090714AAQ)". FCC Media Bureau. July 15, 2009. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau. June 2, 2010. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 

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