KHKX

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KHKX
City Odessa, Texas
Broadcast area Midland-Odessa
Branding Kicks 99 Country
Frequency 99.1 FM (MHz)
First air date 2001
Format Country
ERP 100,000 watts
Class D
Owner Brazos Communications West, LLC
Sister stations KMCM, 95.1 BOB FM
Website http://www.kicks99.net, http://www.myspace.com/kicks991

KHKX (99.1 FM), branded as "Kicks 99 Country", is a radio station that serves the Midland–Odessa metropolitan area with country music and live high school football for Odessa High School and Permian High School.[1] They are a former affiliate for the Dallas Cowboys and broadcast the #1 rated country morning show in the Midland-Odessa area with Mike and Dana.[2]

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KHKX is fairly new to the Odessa-Midland area, having been established in 2001. In an effort to attract listeners to their network, they managed to sign Mike and Dana from rival Cumulus Station KGEE. When KCRS-FM came under new ownership in Premiere Radio Networks in 1997, they announced they would discontinue broadcasting live high school football games on the FM frequency and instead focus all sports on KCRS (AM). After six months of searching, the Ector County Independent School District was able to announce KHKX had picked up the rights to broadcast high school football and would bring the team over from KCRS-FM that had broadcast football for 8 years. They also managed to acquire the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network from 2000-2006. The increased money from these new sponsors eventually allowed them to acquire KMCM from Music City Mall, allowing them to monopolize the live football broadcasts for the Odessa games, and 95X, which they re-branded as Bob FM and picked up the rights for Midland Christian High School football games.

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Coordinates: 32°03′11″N 102°17′42″W / 32.053°N 102.295°W / 32.053; -102.295