|City||Missouri City, Texas|
|Broadcast area||Greater Houston|
|Slogan||"The #1 Desi Hit Music Station"|
|Translator(s)||95.1 K236AR (Missouri City)
103.5 K278CR (Houston)
|First air date||1460: October 3, 1952
95.1: August 21, 2007 in Angleton, Texas
103.5: January 31, 2018
|Format||South Asian/Desi Music and Talk|
|Power||1460: 5,000 watts (day)
125 watts (night)
|ERP||95.1: 99 watts
103.5: 85 watts
|HAAT||95.1: 549 meters (1,801 ft)
103.5: 200 meters (660 ft)
|Facility ID||1460: 12156
|Callsign meaning||BRaZoria County or K-BReeZe (station's former branding as Middle of the Road station in Freeport)|
|Owner||Sangeet Radio (Saeed Gaddi)
(Daij Media, LLC)
KBRZ (1460 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Missouri City, Texas. It is operated by Sangeet Radio and owned by Daij Media, LLC. The station airs a South Asian radio format targeted at the Greater Houston radio market, with listeners originally from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh now living in Southwest Texas.
Early Years as Freeport's "K-Breeze"
On October 3, 1952, KBRZ first signed on the air. It was owned by Brazosport Broadcasting Company and primarily served Brazoria County with local news and sports coverage, and a middle of the road music format. It was originally a daytimer broadcasting at 500 watts, licensed to Freeport, Texas, and required to sign-off at sunset to protect other radio stations on AM 1460.
In the 1990s, it got authorization to broadcast around the clock, at 214 watts between sunset and sunrise.
Move to Missouri City, Texas
After the death of its owner, J.C. Stallings, the facility was silenced and sold in 2001 to Aleluya Christian Broadcasting, Inc., for $700,000. The station began carrying Christian programming. In 2008, Aleluya Broadcasting got FCC permission to move KBRZ closer to Houston, to serve the larger audience in and around that city. The station was relicensed to Missouri City, Texas. The daytime power remained at 5,000 watts but the nighttime power was reduced to 125 watts.
- KBRZ official website
- KBRZ sports site
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KBRZ
- Radio-Locator Information on KBRZ
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KBRZ
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