KMXP

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KMXP
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City Phoenix, Arizona
Broadcast area Phoenix, Arizona
Branding Mix 96.9
Slogan Today's Best Music Mix
Frequency 96.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
96.9HD2 The Music Summit
First air date October 1964 (as KMEO-FM)
Format Hot Adult Contemporary
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 475 meters
Class C
Facility ID 6361
Callsign meaning K MiX Phoenix
Former callsigns KMEO-FM (1964-1991)
KPSN (1991-1994)
KCHT (1994-1995)
KHTC (1995-1997)
KGLQ (1997-1998)
Owner iHeartMedia
(Citicasters Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stations KESZ, KFYI, KGME, KNIX-FM, KOY, KYOT-FM, KZZP
Webcast Listen Live
Website mix969.com

KMXP (Mix 96.9 FM) is a commercial hot adult contemporary music radio station in Phoenix, Arizona, owned and operated by iHeartMedia. Its studios are located in Phoenix near Sky Harbor International Airport and its transmitter is in South Mountain Park.

On-air deejays include: Mathew Blades, Amy Kelly

Past on-air deejays include: AJ Frey, Ron Geronimo, Bryan Allen, Stephani Young, and Phil Steiner.

HD Radio[edit]

Mix 96.9's HD Radio signal is multiplexed. The main signal is a simulcast of Mix 96.9's hot adult contemporary programming. The second channel carries an adult album alternative format programmed by iHeartMedia's "Format Lab" called The Music Summit.

History[edit]

Originally, 96.9 FM was KMEO-FM (Cameo) broadcasting easy listening music programming. In the late 1980s, the format evolved into an adult contemporary music format. In 1991, it became oldies-formatted "Sunny 97" (KPSN), which would spark a whirlwind of format and callsign changes: on November 28, 1994, it became classic hits KCHT (later KHTC)[1] (first as "96.9 K-Hits FM", then as "The New 96.9 Classic Hits"), then rebranded to KGLQ (Eagle 96.9). On September 4, 1998, at 3pm, after stunting that day with the sound of a ticking clock and liners advising listeners to listen at that time and poking fun at competing radio stations, 96.9 adopted its current format, hot adult contemporary, as KMXP “Mix 96.9”. The first song on "Mix" was New Sensation by INXS.

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Coordinates: 33°20′02″N 112°03′40″W / 33.334°N 112.061°W / 33.334; -112.061