|Broadcast area||Longview-Marshall area|
|First air date||1987-01-20 (as KXAL-FM)|
|Former callsigns||KXAL-FM (1987-2001)
|Owner||Waller Media, LLC|
KMPA (103.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish Contemporary format. Licensed to Pittsburg, Texas, USA, the station serves the Longview-Marshall area. The station is owned by Waller Media, LLC and features programming from CNN Radio.
January 20, 1987, 103.1 went on the air as KXAL-FM. KXAL was owned by Gray Communications of Pittsburg, Texas. The transmitter site was next located on Highway 271 just north of Gilmer in the community of Midway. The tower was under 250 feet tall and the coverage of the station was very limited. 103.1 was running a rock format at that time.
January 3, 2000, Gray Communications sold 103.1 to On-Air Family LLC (Hunt Broadcasting). Under Hunt's ownership the transmitter site was completely rebuilt with a 750-foot tower, new antennas, and new transmitter on a 50-acre facility just north-east of Midway. The Hunt's also combined 103.1's broadcast operations with the 100.3 (at that time KDVE) in Henderson, Texas.
The Hunt's changed the call letters to KDVE on November 8, 2001. With this change, the format was also changed to classic country, under the moniker of "The Lonesome Dove" (after the movie of the same name). With both 103.1 and 100.3 simulcasting "The Lonesome Dove" format, the studios were moved to Longview at 3004 West Marshall (Greggton area). In July 2004, 103.1 KDVE changed its format to classic rock, with the moniker "Rock 103.1". 100.3 became KXAL sports with the ESPN satellite feed.
On April 1, 2004, 103.1 and 100.3 began an LMA with Waller Broadcasting. 103.1 became a simulcast of KKUS the Ranch, and 100.3 became a simulcast of 96.7 KOYE. In 2006, Waller Media bought 103.1 and 100.3. 103.1 became the first FM talk station in East Texas, and 100.3 became "Brisa" a regional Spanish format. The FM talk was dropped after 6 months with little results, and a simulcast of 103.1 and 100.3 began again with the "Brisa" format. 103.1 changed its call sign to the current KMPA on July 30, 2010, and rebranded itself as KOMPA. KOMPA 103.1 is a highly successful Spanish format radio station in East Texas.
- KMPA's official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KMPA
- Radio-Locator information on KMPA
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KMPA
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