|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (December 2012)|
|City||Carthage, Texas, U.S.|
|Broadcast area||East Texas|
|Slogan||Heartbeat of East Texas|
|First air date||1991|
|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
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)
- About KGAS Radio. Retrieved on 2008-05-14.
- KGAS Radio Official site. Retrieved on 2008-05-14.