KMPA

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KMPA
City of license Pittsburg, Texas
Broadcast area Longview-Marshall area
Branding Kompa
Slogan "Puros Trancazos!"
Frequency 103.1 MHz
First air date 1987-01-20 (as KXAL-FM)
Format Spanish Contemporary
ERP 10,000 watts
HAAT 205 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 8491
Transmitter coordinates 32°52′50″N 94°58′13″W / 32.88056°N 94.97028°W / 32.88056; -94.97028Coordinates: 32°52′50″N 94°58′13″W / 32.88056°N 94.97028°W / 32.88056; -94.97028
Former callsigns KXAL-FM (1987-2001)
KDVE (2001-2010)
Affiliations CNN Radio
Owner Waller Media, LLC
Sister stations KZXM
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://www.kompafm.com/

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 programing from CNN Radio.[1]

History[edit]

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 trasmitter 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 a classic country format, 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 a classic rock format 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 East Texas first FM talk station, 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. [2]

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