KKMJ-FM

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KKMJ-FM
KKMJ Majic95.5 logo.png
City Austin, Texas
Broadcast area Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area
Branding Majic 95.5
Slogan Better Music for a Better Workday
The Majic of Christmas (Nov.-Dec.)
Frequency 95.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
95.5 HD-2 for News/Talk
95.5 HD-3 for Urban AC "96.3 RNB"
Translator(s) 96.3 K242CC (Austin, relays HD3)
First air date January 5, 1968 (as KOKE-FM)
Format Adult Contemporary
Christmas music (Nov-Dec.)
ERP 49,000 watts
HAAT 398 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 66489
Callsign meaning K K MaJic
Former callsigns KOKE-FM (1968-1983)
KLQT (1983-1986)
Owner Entercom Communications
(Entercom License, LLC)
Sister stations KAMX, KJCE
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Listen Live (HD3)
Website majic.com
talk1370.com (HD2)
963rnb.com (HD3)

KKMJ-FM is an Austin, Texas radio station operating an Adult Contemporary format playing music from mainly the 1970s through today. Better known as "Majic 95.5," is licensed to the city with an ERP of 49,000 watts at 95.5 MHz from a transmitter site near West Lake Hills, Texas, and is owned by Entercom Radio. The station has studios located near Loop 360 in West Lake Hills (with an Austin address).

A simulcast of sister station KJCE can be heard on HD Radio 95.5 HD-2, and Urban AC "96.3 RNB" on 95.5 HD-3.

History[edit]

The history of 95.5 FM in Austin, Texas, dates back to 1958, when KAZZ (pronounced "kazz" to rhyme with "jazz") signed on playing big band and jazz music with only 250 watts of power. The station was purchased in 1963 by Monroe Lopez, owner of several Mexican restaurants in the Austin area. Under Lopez' ownership, KAZZ adopted a block-programming format featuring various different types of music throughout the broadcast day, including easy listening, jazz, country, show tunes, R&B, and, starting in 1964, Top 40, making KAZZ (now known as "Kay-Zee" or "Alive 95" on air) the first FM station in Austin to play rock and roll. During this time, the station also expanded its broadcast day from 6am-1am to 24 hours. In November 1967, Lopez sold KAZZ to the owners of 1370 KOKE-AM, and in January 1968 the station began simulcasting KOKE-AM's country format as KOKE-FM.[1]

KKMJ's current format debuted in 1986 then playing a Soft A/C format.

Previous formats and station names include: "Light 95 KLQT", "People's Choice KOKE" (1983–1984), and "Country Music KOKE". In 2004 it was named the R&R Station of The Year for markets 26-100. KKMJ has a consistent history of being a top 5 rated station in the market.

On Fridays from 3 PM to 7 PM the station played only 1970s Oldies followed by Adult Contemporary music with Delilah and from 12:00 AM until 7:00 PM Saturday '70s Oldies followed by Delilah again 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM Sunday than back to '70s Oldies from 12:00 AM until 7:00 PM. On certain holidays the '70s Oldies continued. In late 2010 after Labor Day, the Super Songs of the '70s was dropped from Holiday weekends on played on their regular schedule.

From 2008-2011 KKMJ was an adult contemporary & 1970s oldies station airing a program called the Super Songs of The '70s weekend which was one of Austin's highly listened to radio shows along with Emmis owned KROX's Hypersonic Radio. The Super Songs of the '70s was the answer to the now defunct Oldies 103 KEYI, and now defunct Jammin 105.9 KFMK. Jammin dropped their '70s rotation in 2006. As Of April 29, 2011 Majic dropped the Super Songs of the '70s weekend, and began positioning itself as "Continuous Soft Rock".

The station began shifting its sound in late 2013, dropping the "Continuous Soft Rock" slogan and landing on "Better Music for a Better Workday". Delilah was dropped in August 2014, with the 7pm-Midnight hours being programmed similarly to other dayparts. In 2014 KKMJ began programming "The Great '80s Weekend" occasionally, similar to the previous '70s weekends - featuring all 1980s music from Friday at 5pm through Sunday evening.

Like many AC stations, the station flips to Christmas music, beginning in mid-November to Christmas Day, under the slogan "The Majic of Christmas".

Personalities[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Magic in the Morning

Ryan

  • Sheryl Stewart
  • Juliet

Former[edit]

  • Joel Burke
  • Kim Stewart
  • Mike Austin
  • Julie B
  • Clay Culver
  • Shelly Knight
  • Kris Chase
  • Keith Jacobs
  • Dave Jarrott
  • Bob Cole
  • Doyle Osburn
  • Nolan Cruise
  • Sky Anderson
  • Doc Burns
  • Carey Brady
  • Kelli D'Angelo
  • Madison DuMont
  • Dave Koz
  • Paul Quinn
  • Dave Collins
  • Gregg Steele/Gregg Williams (Sam Williams)
  • Anna Hoover
  • Scarlett
  • Jabari Warfield
  • Delilah (syndicated)
  • Alex O'Neal

Majic In The Morning

  • Stephen Micheal Kerr
  • Terri McCormick

Station management[edit]

  • Program Director - Nikki Night
  • Assistant Program Director - Nikki Night
  • Music Director - Nikki Night
  1. ^ "The KAZZ-Sonobeat Connection," sonobeatrecords.com. Retrieved 02 April 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°19′23″N 97°48′00″W / 30.323°N 97.800°W / 30.323; -97.800