KLNT

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KLNT
KLNT TheRodeo1490 logo.png
City Laredo, Texas
Broadcast area Laredo, Texas
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
Branding 1490 The Rodeo
Frequency 1490 kHz
First air date May 19, 1952
Format Country and Tejano
Power 1,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 42149
Callsign meaning K Laredo's NewsTalk
(former station format)
Former callsigns KVOZ (1952-1988)
KDOS (1988-1998)
Owner Roberto González
(MBM Radio Laredo, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live

KLNT (1490 AM) is a Country and Tejano format radio station that serves the Laredo, Texas, United States and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico border area.

History[edit]

1490 AM signed on in 1952 as the original KVOZ. It broadcast with 250 watts. Barely a year after signing on, KVOZ attempted a move to 1240 kHz that was contingent on KGBS, the existing station at 1240 (now defunct), surrendering its license; this was denied. Power was increased to 1,000 watts in 1970.

In 1988, KVOZ finally got its move and headed for newly built 890 AM. 1490 was relaunched as KDOS at that time and became KLNT in 1998 coinciding with a relaunch as a news/talk station.

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Coordinates: 27°29′41″N 99°28′16″W / 27.49472°N 99.47111°W / 27.49472; -99.47111