|City||Los Lunas, New Mexico|
|Broadcast area||Albuquerque/Santa Fe and Central New Mexico|
|First air date||1993 (as KOYT)|
|HAAT||1,242 meters (4,075 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||sounds like "Coyote"|
|Former callsigns||KOYT (1992-1994)|
(Univision Radio License Corporation)
|Sister stations||KKSS, KJFA-FM, KKRG-FM|
KIOT (102.5 FM, "Coyote 102.5") is an American radio station licensed to Los Lunas, New Mexico, and serving the Albuquerque and Santa Fe radio markets broadcasting a mainstream rock format with music from the late 1960s through the early 2000s. The station is owned by Univision Radio. Its studios are located in Northeast Albuquerque (a mile north of Central Avenue) and the transmitter tower is located atop Sandia Crest east of the city.
The station first signed on in 1993 with an eclectic Triple-A format called "The Coyote". In 1995 it was sold to Simmons Media Group and switched to classic rock branded as "Arrow 102.5" but kept the KIOT callsign. In Fall 2002 it was sold to Hispanic Broadcasting (which later became Univision Radio in 2003) and renamed "Coyote" to match the callsign the original owners had given it but continued the classic rock format focused mostly on the 60's & 70's. By the late 2000s the station had added some rock tracks from the 1990s and early 2000s with a lot more 80's rock putting it in more direct competition with KZRR "94 Rock".
In 2010 the station gave former KZRR morning co-host Erica Viking her own morning show that later also featured "Big Benny" (now at KABG) until 2013 now co-hosted by "The Hoff". In previous years the station just featured a "music in the morning" approach.
The station hosts some local live events including the annual "Rockalypse" featuring classic rock cover bands which began in 2013.
6AM - 10AM Erica Viking and "The Hoff"
10AM - 3PM "Uncle Sam" Scott
3PM - 7PM Jaimey B
7PM - 12AM Vixxen
- Boehlert, Eric (September 16, 1995). "Vox Jox". Billboard 107 (37): 81.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KIOT
- Radio-Locator information on KIOT
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KIOT
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