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KMKS 102.5 FM (logo).jpg
City Bay City, Texas
Broadcast area Central Gulf Coast
Branding “Hot Country 102.5”
Slogan "Hot Country 102.5”
Frequency 102.5 MHz
First air date 27 July 1984
Format Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 142 Meters
Class C1
Facility ID 58979
Transmitter coordinates 28°47′50″N 96°9′21″W / 28.79722°N 96.15583°W / 28.79722; -96.15583
Callsign meaning K - Margaret Kay Sandlin (named for station owner)
Former frequencies 92.1 (1984-1990)
Owner Sandlin Broadcasting Co., Inc.
(Sandlin Broadcasting Co., Inc.)

KMKS (102.5 FM known as "Hot Country 102.5") serves Bay City, Texas and the region south of Houston. The radio station plays country music both National and Texas plus features topics of regional interest, regional news and weather, local personalities, and requests and dedications. Owned by Sandlin Broadcasting Co., Inc, KMKS is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to operate on 102.5 FM.[1] The KMKS transmitter is located near Palacios, Texas. The station's call sign is a tribute to the station’s owner and president, Margaret Kay Sandlin, who built and has managed the station since 1984.


Class A: Application for Construction Permit was received by the Federal Communications Commission on June 23, 1982 to operate on the assigned frequency of 92.1 MHz at 3,000 watts. The station signed on at 92.1 FM on July 27, 1984 at 2:57 pm. At that time, KMKS played Adult contemporary music. In 1997 KMKS switched its formats to country music.

Class C2:50,000 watts: August 13, 1990 KMKS applied for a station license of its newly upgraded facility with its assigned new frequency of 102.5 kHz and 50,000 watts BPH-20030206ACK .

Class C1: 100,000 watts. KMKS filed an Application for a FM Broadcast Station License to operate as C1, 100,000 watts on July 20, 2007 (BLH-20070720ABH), which was accepted for filing by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) July 23, 2007. KMKS received its license to cover (BPH-20030206ACK) August 6, 2007. At that time, KMKS 102.5 FM went from 50,000 to 100,000 watts ERP with a country music format.


  • Owner & Station Manager - Margaret Sandlin
  • Owner & Technical - Larry Sandlin
  • Operations Manager - C.W.
  • Music Director - CW Simon
  • Sales Manager - Judith Gardiner
  • Account Rep - Becky Mahurin
  • Promotional Director/Morning Personality - Helen Elshick

Studio location[edit]

Studio is located at 2309 5th Street in Bay City Texas. Mailing address is P.O. Box 789, Bay City, Texas 77404-0789


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