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City Carthage, Texas, U.S.
Broadcast area East Texas
Branding KGAS Radio
Slogan Heartbeat of East Texas
Frequency 104.3 MHz
First air date 1991[1]
Format Country
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters
Class A
Facility ID 25990
Transmitter coordinates 32°08′33″N 94°25′39″W / 32.14250°N 94.42750°W / 32.14250; -94.42750
Owner Hanszen Broadcast Group, Inc.
Sister stations KGAS (AM)

KGAS-FM (104.3 FM "KGAS Radio") is a radio station that broadcasts a Country music format. Licensed to Carthage, Texas, USA, the station serves the East Texas area. It first began FM broadcasting in 1991. The station is currently owned by Wanda Hanszen and Jerry Hanszen. Local broadcasts include live remotes from community events, high school sports broadcasts, church programs, and local news. Local news broadcasts can be heard on weekdays at 6, 7, and 8 a.m., along with a noon broadcast. The station also has an evening news broadcast at 5 p.m. The station was originally an affiliate of "Today's Best Country" from ABC and Cumulus, but in 2014 switched to Westwood One's "Classic Country" format. Beginning at 6 a.m. on Sunday's the station broadcasts gospel music and live church programming until noon.

Current and Former Staff[edit]

Station Owners: Jerry and Wanda Hanszen, Sales Manager: Judy McNatt, General Manager: Clay Ihlo, On-Air Host: Elaine Etheridge, On-Air Host: David Jacobs, Newscaster: Blake Holland, Sportscaster: Larry Allen, Sportscaster: Mark Harris, Community News Reporter: Sharon Ivey, Sales Representative: Amy Moreno,

Former on-air personalities include: Mark Bownds, Daron McDaniel, Reid Kerr, and Mark McLain (now at KPXI in Henderson)


  1. ^ About KGAS Radio. Retrieved on 2008-05-14.

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