KODA

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KODA
KODA-FMNewLogo.png
CityHouston, Texas
Broadcast areaGreater Houston
BrandingSunny 99.1
SloganHouston's Best Variety of the '80s, '90s and Today
Frequency99.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s)See § Translators
First air dateDecember 24, 1946
FormatAdult contemporary
HD2: KTRH simulcast
HD3: Spanish Christian
Language(s)English
HD3: Spanish
ERP96,000 watts (100,000 watts w/beam tilt)
HAAT585 m (1,919 ft)
ClassC
Facility ID35337
Transmitter coordinates29°34′34″N 95°30′36″W / 29.57611°N 95.51000°W / 29.57611; -95.51000Coordinates: 29°34′34″N 95°30′36″W / 29.57611°N 95.51000°W / 29.57611; -95.51000
Callsign meaningCoda
Former callsignsKPRC-FM (1946 (1946)-1958 (1958))
KHGM-FM (1958 (1958)-July 1, 1961 (1961-07-01))
Former frequencies99.7 MHz (December 24, 1946 (1946-12-24)-October 1947 (1947-10))
102.9 MHz (October 1947 (1947-10)-April 26, 1959 (1959-04-26))
OwneriHeartMedia
(AMFM Texas Licenses LLC)
Sister stationsKBME, KQBT, KPRC (AM), KTBZ-FM, KTRH
WebcastListen Live
Websitesunny99.iheart.com

KODA (99.1 FM, "Sunny 99.1") is a radio station in Houston. Owned by iHeartMedia, it broadcasts an adult contemporary format. Its transmitters are located in Missouri City, Texas, and its studios are located along the West Loop Freeway in Uptown Houston.

History[edit]

The station signed on Christmas Eve 1946 as KPRC-FM, the FM station for the Houston Post, which also owned KPRC 950 AM and KPRC-TV Channel 2. It was on 99.7 MHz until 1947 when it moved to 102.9 MHz. In 1958, the FM station was sold and changed call letters to KHGM-FM, changed to the current frequency in 1959, and then changed calls again to KODA-FM in 1961, right before the AM station was built (now KLAT). It operated as a daytime simulcast until the AM station had to shut down at sunset and continued the station's programming independently until the AM signed on again at sunrise again. The AM and FM combination was sold to Group W Westinghouse Broadcasting in 1978 and was shortly broken up when the AM station was quickly re-sold. KODA later became a flagship station of the Houston Oilers, and was also used on a Warner Cable electronic program guide in the 1980s. The station cluster was sold to SFX Broadcasting in 1989. SFX was amalgamated into AM/FM Inc. and acquired by Clear Channel Communications in 1999.

The station, formerly simply identified as K-O-D-A or "Coda" and 99.1 at least since the late 1970s-early 1980s (when it was a member of Group W), relabeled itself as "The All-New SUNNY 99.1" in February 1991 evolving from a "jazz hybrid-soft vocal format" to "Mainstream Adult Contemporary" under the direction of General Manager Dusty Black and Program Director Dave Dillon. The programming of adult and soft-rock music did not substantially change. Since 2001, between and including Thanksgiving and Christmas, the station switches formats to all-Christmas music.

The station was the flagship radio station for the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) of the National Football League during at least the 1986 season.

HD Radio[edit]

The station operates two HD Radio subchannels; KODA-HD2 carries a simulcast of KBME (Sportstalk 790), while HD3 carries a Regional Mexican format.

Translators[edit]

Broadcast translators of KODA
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info Notes
K231CN 94.1 Houston, Texas 93460 99 299 m (981 ft) D FCC  
K296HJ 107.1 Brookshire, Texas 144558 120 97 m (318 ft) D FCC Relays HD3

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