KODA

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KODA
KODA
City Houston, Texas
Broadcast area Greater Houston
Branding Sunny 99.1
Slogan Houston's Best Variety For The 80's, 90's & Today
Frequency 99.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 94.1 K231CN (Houston; relays HD3)
97.1 K246CQ (Houston; relays HD3)
97.5 K248CJ (Gary; relays HD3)
105.3 K287BQ (Alvin; relays HD3)
First air date 99.1: December 24, 1946 (as KPRC-FM at 99.7)
94.1: February 4, 2003 (as 91.3 K217DP Barker)
97.1: March 27. 2009 (as 106.7 K294BI Simonton)
97.5: January 3, 2017
105.3: September 3, 2015
Format 99.1: Mainstream AC
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
HD2: Classic Hits
HD3: Spanish Christian
Language(s) 99.1: English
HD2: English
HD3/94.1/97.1/97.5/105.3: Spanish
Audience share 99.1: 6.2 Increase
HD2: 0.0 Decrease
HD3/94.1/97.1/97.5/105.3: 0.7 Increase (February 2017, Nielsen Audio[2])
ERP 99.1: 96,000 watts
94.1: 99 watts
97.1: 250 watts
97.5: 250 watts
105.3: 99 watts
HAAT 99.1: 585 meters
94.1: 300 meters
97.1: 122 meters
97.5: 122 meters
105.3: 457 meters
Class 99.1: C
94.1: D
97.1: D
97.5: D
105.3: D
Facility ID 99.1: 35337
94.1: 93460
97.1: 148127
97.5: 144558
105.3: 148244
Transmitter coordinates 29°34′34″N 95°30′36″W / 29.57611°N 95.51000°W / 29.57611; -95.51000
Callsign meaning KODA = music term Coda
Former callsigns KPRC-FM (1946-1958)
KHGM-FM (1958-1961)
Former frequencies 99.7 MHz (December 1946-October 1947)
102.9 MHz (October 1947-1959)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(AMFM Texas Licenses LLC)
Sister stations KBME, KQBT, KPRC, KTBZ-FM, KTRH KQXT-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website sunny99.iheart.com

KODA, known as "Sunny 99.1", is an FM radio station licensed to Houston, Texas. The station's transmitters are in Missouri City, Texas. It is a Mainstream AC station, marketed to the at-work listener. The station's studios are located along the West Loop Freeway in the city's Uptown district.

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. Between and including Thanksgiving and Christmas, the station plays Christmas music 24/7.

The "Sunny" branding was also used on sister station KEGL-FM in Dallas, Texas, broadcasting oldies AC music from 2004 to 2005.

History[edit]

The station signed on Christmas Eve 1946 as KPRC-FM, the FM station for KPRC 950 AM. 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 purchased (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.

When the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) were a National Football League team, it was the flagship radio station for at least the 1986 season.[1]

When the Electronic Program Guide aired on Warner Cable, KODA was used as the audio in Houston.

Notable syndicated programming includes Delilah's Love Songs show on weeknights (replacing long time Houston institution Zoe Bonet's Love Songs).

Current competitors[edit]

Call sign history[edit]

  • KPRC-FM – December 24, 1946 (at 99.7 FM, moved to 102.9 October 1947)
  • KHGM – November 1958 (at 102.9 FM, moved to 99.1 April 26, 1959)
  • KODA – 7/1/1961 to present

References[edit]

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