KHSE

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KHSE
City Wylie, Texas
Broadcast area Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Branding "FunAsiA 700 AM"
Frequency 700 kHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 2003 as KXXT
Format South Asian
Power 1,500 Watts (Daytime)
920 Watts (Nighttime)
Class B
Callsign meaning None. It was randomly issued by the FCC
Former callsigns KXXT (2003-2004)
KCAF (2004)
Owner John Hammond
(Hammond Broadcasting, LLC)
Sister stations KFCD, KZMP-FM
Webcast Radio Page
Website funasia.net

KHSE (branded as FunAsiA 700) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Wylie, Texas. It is under ownership of John Hammond, through licensee Hammond Broadcasting, LLC. KHSE broadcasts a South Asian radio format, including music and talk aimed at the Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in the Dallas Metroplex.

History[edit]

This station began as KXXT under an unknown format in 2003, then a year later it was changed to KCAF when a sister station on 990 AM became KMSR (now KFCD). On July 22, 2004 the call sign changed to KHSE and was to become a full-time business talk and sports format, but KHSE was long rumored to be in a "testing" phase to align the signal on their new tower. However, a new tower had never been constructed. KHSE went bankrupt on August 2005 and was auctioned off two months later (along with sister station KFCD) to a "debtor-in-possession". After two years of signal testing, KHSE has resumed its broadcasting activities as "FunAsiA 700 AM".

On February 27, 2007, an application was filed with the FCC to transfer the license from Bernard Dallas LLC to Principle Broadcasting Network - Dallas, LLC [1], which had entered into a transaction to acquire the two stations from the bankruptcy court.[2] This transaction was never consummated.

Effective October 30, 2015, Bernard Dallas LLC sold KHSE and sister station KFCD to Mark Jorgenson's ACM Dallas V LLC for $475,000. Jorgenson then sold KHSE to John Hammond's Hammond Broadcasting, LLC effective November 20, 2015 for $1.5 million.

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Coordinates: 33°02′01″N 96°17′55″W / 33.03361°N 96.29861°W / 33.03361; -96.29861