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This article is about a radio station in Arizona. For the Russian baritone singer, see Eduard Khil.
City Willcox, Arizona
Branding Classic Country
Frequency 1250 kHz & 103.5 FM
First air date 1961
Format Classic Country
Power 5,000 watts (day)
196 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 72656
Transmitter coordinates 32°16′00″N 109°49′58″W / 32.26667°N 109.83278°W / 32.26667; -109.83278
Callsign meaning Hills surrounding Willcox Arizona
Former callsigns KWCX
Sister stations KWCX-FM
KHIL 103.5FM & 1250AM

KHIL (1250 AM, "Classic Country") is an AM\FM radio station licensed to serve Willcox, Arizona, United States. The station is owned by KZLZ LLC. It airs an classic country music format using a transmitter with an output of 5,000 watts (day), and 196 watts (night).[1]

The station was assigned its KHIL call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.[2]

In 2007, KHIL applied to relocate to Kearny, Arizona, with a change in frequency to 1260 kHz and a power upgrade 10,000 watts.[3] This application was dismissed by the FCC on April 21, 2008,[4] and KHIL remains in Wilcox with a daytime power of 5,000 watts.


In April 2002, Lakeshore Media LLC completed its purchase of KHIL-AM and KWCX-FM from Cathy Ann Enterprises LLC.[5] The sale price was reported to be $1.1 million.[6]

In March 2003, Clear Channel Communications reached a deal to acquire KHIL and KWCX-FM from Lakeshore Media LLC for $2.5 million, but that deal was contingent on the relocation of KWCX-FM to the Tucson area.[6] The FCC denied the move and the deal fell through.

In July 2007, KZLZ LLC reached an agreement to acquire KHIL and KWCX-FM from Lakeshore Media LLC for a reported sale price of $900,000.[7]


  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  3. ^ "Don't let greed take away our radio stations". Arizona Range News. 2007-08-15. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 2008-04-21. 
  5. ^ "Lakeshore Media Buys Arizona Stations KHIL-AM and KWCX-FM". Radio Ink. 2002-04-11. 
  6. ^ a b Reel, James (2004-10-07). "Media Watch: Yet More Clear Channel". Tucson Weekly. 
  7. ^ "Transactions 07-20-07". Radio Business Report. 2007-07-20. 

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