KLJT

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KLJT The Breeze
KFRO-FM logo.jpg
City Jacksonville, Texas
Broadcast area Tyler area
Branding 95.3/102.3 The Breeze
Slogan "Hits Now!"
Frequency 102.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Repeater(s) 95.3 MHz KFRO-FM (Gilmer-Longview)
Last air date August 1, 2016
Format Silent
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 150.0 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 57204
Transmitter coordinates 31°52′18″N 95°10′0″W / 31.87167°N 95.16667°W / 31.87167; -95.16667Coordinates: 31°52′18″N 95°10′0″W / 31.87167°N 95.16667°W / 31.87167; -95.16667
Former callsigns KSIZ (1991–1998)
Affiliations Hits Now!, ABC News
Owner Waller Broadcasting, Inc.

KLJT (102.3 FM) was a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format in simulcast with its sister station KFRO-FM Gilmer, serving the Tyler-Longview area.

Licensed to Jacksonville, Texas, United States, the station is owned by Waller Broadcasting, Inc. and featured programming from Hits Now! network and ABC News Radio.[1] The station was also broadcasting on HD radio at the time it went silent.[2]

History[edit]

The station was assigned call sign KSIZ on 1991-02-22. On 1998-01-20, the station changed its call sign to the current KLJT.[3] In 2008, the station flipped to a Top 40 (CHR) format with programming from the Hits Now! network while retaining "The Breeze" moniker.

On August 1, 2016, KLJT and sister stations KFRO-FM, KMPA, and KZXM were taken off the air and the staff of those stations were let go and locked out without warning by Susie Waller, the daughter of the deceased owner of the station, Dudley Waller.[4] The website remained active through mid-August, but it was redirected to a "WordPress For Broadcasters" page due to the aforementioned lockout of staff,[5] plus it could no longer stream any live broadcasts. The staff for "The Morning Madhouse" show apologized and thanked their listeners as well as explaining the incident in detail on the show's Facebook page.[6]

On February 17, 2017, Waller Broadcasting filed for an extension of the Special Temporary Authority allowing KLJT and its 3 sisters to remain silent for an additional 180 days. The application also states that a buyer has been found for the stations, and is expected to announce a deal to transfer the four stations licenses, pending F.C.C. approval, within the next 30 days. [7]

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