KKYX

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KKYX
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CitySan Antonio, Texas
Broadcast areaSan Antonio, Texas
BrandingCountry Legends 680 KKYX
Frequency680 kHz
Translator(s)104.9 K285EU (Mendoza)
First air date680: 1926 (as KTAP)
104.9: April 19, 2010
FormatClassic Country
Language(s)English
Power50,000 watts (day)
10,000 watts (night)
ClassB
Facility ID48723
Transmitter coordinates29°30′03″N 98°49′54″W / 29.50083°N 98.83167°W / 29.50083; -98.83167Coordinates: 29°30′03″N 98°49′54″W / 29.50083°N 98.83167°W / 29.50083; -98.83167
Former callsignsKTAP (1926–1931)
KABC (1931–1954)
KGBS (1954)
KENS (1954–1962)
KBAT (1962–1972)
OwnerCox Radio
(Cox Radio, Inc.)
Sister stationsKCYY, KISS-FM, KONO, KONO-FM, KTKX, KSMG
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteKKYX.com

KKYX (680 AM) is a classic country music radio station owned by Cox Radio. It is licensed to, and headquartered in, San Antonio, Texas. The station also carries play-by-play of the San Antonio Missions of the Texas League (Minor League Baseball). Its studios are located in Northwest San Antonio near the South Texas Medical Center complex, and the transmitter site is in east Medina County, west of the city proper. KKYX morning personality Jerry King is also a member of the Country DJ Hall Of Fame.

History[edit]

KKYX initially signed on the air as KTAP in 1926. It became KABC, then KGBS, KENS, and KBAT in the 1960s. The current KKYX call-sign finally came on September 4, 1972, and had the country music format ever since. It became a major outlet for country music that serves much of south Texas. During the 1970s and early 1980s, KKYX was ranked one of the top ten country music radio stations in the United States.[1]

It currently broadcasts a classic country music format, similar to that of WSM AM 650 in Nashville, Tennessee, focusing on the old country hits over the years from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Coverage area[edit]

KKYX has a fairly large coverage area, covering a large area of southern Texas, including the entire San Antonio and Austin radio markets, along with areas around Victoria, Texas. Grade B coverage can be received in the Corpus Christi and Houston areas. About 100 counties were claimed to be part of the KKYX listening area.[2]

Translator[edit]

Broadcast translators of KKYX
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
K285EU 104.9 Mendoza, Texas 87144 250 61 m (200 ft) D 29°30′52″N 98°34′7″W / 29.51444°N 98.56861°W / 29.51444; -98.56861 FCC

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