KODA

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KODA
Sunny99.1newerlogo.png
CityHouston, Texas
Broadcast areaGreater Houston
BrandingSUNNY 99.1
SloganHouston's Best Variety of The '80s, '90s & Today (General)
Houston's Holiday Music (November–December)
Frequency99.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s)97.3 K247CP (Houston, Relays HD3)
107.1 K296HJ (Brookshire, Relays HD3)
First air dateDecember 24, 1946
FormatAdult Contemporary
Christmas music (November—December)
HD-2: KBME simulcast
HD-3: Spanish Christian
Language(s)English
HD-3: 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; -95.51000
Callsign meaningCoda (music)
Phonetic spelling with K required by ITU prefix
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, Inc.
(AMFM Texas Licenses LLC)
Sister stationsKBME, KQBT, KPRC (AM), KTBZ-FM, KTRH, K283CH
WebcastListen Live
Websitesunny99.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 an Adult Contemporary/Soft Rock station, marketed to the at-work listener. The station's studios are located along the West Loop Freeway in the city's Uptown district.

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. 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. Between and including Thanksgiving and Christmas, the station switches formats to all-Christmas music.

KODA is an affiliate of the syndicated Delilah program.

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.

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.

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Logo from 2000-2018

References[edit]

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