KBRZ (AM)

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KBRZ
City Missouri City, Texas
Broadcast area Greater Houston
Slogan "The #1 Desi Hit Music Station"
Frequency 1460 kHz
Translator(s) 95.1 K236AR (Missouri City)
103.5 K278CR (Houston)
First air date 1460: October 3, 1952 (65 years ago) (1952-10-03)
95.1: August 21, 2007 (10 years ago) (2007-08-21) in Angleton, Texas
103.5: January 31, 2018 (4 months ago) (2018-01-31)
Format South Asian/Desi Music and Talk
Language(s) Hindi
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)
Class 1460: D
95.1: D
103.5: D
Facility ID 1460: 12156
95.1: 142962
103.5: 148295
Transmitter coordinates 29°33′52″N 95°42′6″W / 29.56444°N 95.70167°W / 29.56444; -95.70167Coordinates: 29°33′52″N 95°42′6″W / 29.56444°N 95.70167°W / 29.56444; -95.70167
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)
Webcast Listen Live
Website SangeetRadio.com

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.[1] 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.

To offer listeners the choice of hearing the programming on FM radio, KBRZ uses two low-power translator stations: 95.1 K236AR in Missouri City and 103.5 K278CR in Houston.

History[edit]

Early Years as Freeport's "K-Breeze"[edit]

On October 3, 1952, KBRZ first signed on the air.[2] 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[edit]

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.[3] 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.

In 2017, the station was sold to Saeed Gaddi to air his Sangeet Radio service, specializing in South Asian or "Desi" music and talk.


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