WKTX

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WKTX
City of license Cortland, Ohio
Broadcast area Youngstown , Warren, Ohio Metropolitan Areas, Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania and the upper panhandle of West Virginia
Frequency 830 Khz.
First air date April 01, 1985[1]
Format Ethnic
Power 1,000 watts day only[1]
Class D
Transmitter coordinates 41° 24' 56" N, 80° 43' 49" W
Owner Miklos Kossanyi (deceased), Maria Kossanyi (deceased), Attila Kossanyi (son current Owner)

WKTX is an American Class D radio station in Cortland, Ohio.[2] It broadcasts Nostalgia, Big Band, Hungarian, German, Polka, Greek and many other Nationalities with their music and programming.[3]

History[edit]

The license for the station that would later be known as WKTX was first issued in October 1982. It signed on the air on April 1, 1985 by Cortland Broadcasting Company owned by the Skip Hoffman and Glen Barker Families with the call letters WLND, and for many years had studios and offices in Cortland. In February 1989, the station was sold to the Trumbull County Broadcasting Company, owned by Patrick Engrao, the station switched its calls to WKTX. In this station's formative years, it was the sister AM station of WLLF, licensed to Mercer, Pennsylvania. During this brief period of common ownership, that station was known as WKTX-FM.

In October 1991, WKTX was purchased by Nationality Broadcasting Network, headed by Miklos Kossanyi. For a brief period after purchasing the station, in 1997 it went off the air for a period of a month (presumably to resolve some engineering issues), and to move the Tower and Transmitter to a new location and then returned with the same format, Mature Adult Standards, WKTX is Ohio's only Ethnic station, Since 2009 managed by Jim Georgiades.

Miklos Kossanyi continued ownership of the station, but Kossanyi and his wife and his son are still personally listed as the licensee, instead of Nationality Broadcasting Network.

Miklós Kossányi, born in Komárom, Hungary, died in October 2009; his wife, Mária Kossányi replaced him as the director of the station.[4] When her husband and ethnic broadcasting partner died, Maria Kossanyi took ill and never recovered. Kossanyi, 84, died Aug. 15 2010 at her Bay Village home.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WKTX 830 AM - Cortland, OH". Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Radio Station WKTX 830 AM Cortland OH". Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
  3. ^ "WKTX-AM: Radio Station Information Page : Radio-Locator". Theodric Technologies LLC. Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
  4. ^ "Elhunyt Kossányi Miklós (MTI)". Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  5. ^ "Maria Kossanyi led Hungarian-themed radio and TV stations". Retrieved 2011-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 41°24′56″N 80°43′49″W / 41.41556°N 80.73028°W / 41.41556; -80.73028