KQXT-FM

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KQXT-FM
KQXT Q101.9 logo.png
City San Antonio, Texas
Broadcast area San Antonio, Texas
Branding Q101.9
Slogan San Antonio's Variety Station
San Antonio's Christmas Station (Nov.-Dec.)
Frequency 101.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
101.9 HD-2 for Smooth Jazz
101.9 HD-3 for Regional Mexican "La Preciosa 105.7"
Translator(s) 105.7 K289BN (San Antonio, relays HD3)
First air date January 1, 1967 (as KCOR-FM)
Format Adult Contemporary
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
Language(s) 101.9, HD2: English
HD3: Spanish
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 202 m (663 ft)
Class C1
Facility ID 11962
Former callsigns KCOR-FM (1967-1972)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(CC Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations KXXM, KAJA, KRPT, KZEP, WOAI, KTKR
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD3)
Website q1019.iheart.com
lapreciosa1057.iheart.com (HD3)

KQXT-FM (101.9 FM, "Q101.9") is a San Antonio, Texas, adult contemporary radio station operating with 100,000 watts from a transmitter site on the Tower of the Americas in downtown San Antonio. KQXT is owned and operated by iHeartMedia, Inc., formerly Clear Channel Communications until September 2014. Its studios are located on Interstate 10 in Northwest San Antonio near Wonderland of the Americas Mall.

Smooth jazz music can be heard on 101.9 HD-2 (HD Radio needed).

Regional Mexican music can be heard on 101.9 HD-3 (HD Radio needed) and FM translator K289BN 105.7 FM.

History[edit]

For most of its existence, KQXT was known as EZ listening or adult contemporary "KQ-102". The station began in 1967 as KCOR-FM with its antenna at the sister KCOR AM towers at Abe Lincoln road in North West San Antonio. KCOR AM was an established Spanish-language station, going back to 1946. The FM was always separate from the AM. The station was sold (with KCOR) in 1975 to Harbenito Radio (later known as Tichenor Media) along with KCOR (AM). The FM moved from Abe Lincoln road to the Tower of the Americas site in downtown San Antonio in 1970. It was sold to Westinghouse' Group W Broadcasting in 1984. In 1990, KQXT moved away from their longtime "Elevator Music" image to a more mainstream AC playlist[1] with the new slogan, "Continuous Soft Favorites" and was re-branded as "KQ-102". The station achieved great success in the early 1990s and, at one point was the top adult station in San Antonio. It was acquired by Clear Channel Communications in 1993 in a deal that involved other local stations.

In 2000, KQXT was re-branded as "Soft Rock 101.9" in an effort to move to a more contemporary AC playlist.

On January 2, 2007 the station underwent another change and is now known as "Q101.9". The format remains intact with the addition of more rhythmic songs.

As with most iHeart-owned adult contemporary stations and non-iHeart-owned adult contemporary stations like KKMJ-FM in Austin, KQXT devotes the month leading to Christmas to playing continuous holiday music.

Delilah was previously heard on KQXT in recent years until 2011, when the station dropped her show. On July 3, 2017, KQXT brought back her show, and can now be heard again, weekdays and Sundays from 7 pm to midnight.

Studios[edit]

KQXT shares its studio facility with sister stations KAJA, WOAI, KXXM, KTKR, KRPT, and KZEP.

La Preciosa 105.7[edit]

Regional Mexican music can be heard on 101.9 HD-3 (HD Radio needed) and FM translator K289BN 105.7 FM branding as "La Preciosa 105.7". FM translator K289BN is operating 145 watts.

Current disc jockeys[edit]

  • Murphy, Sam & Jodi
  • Jennie James
  • Joey Brooks
  • Delilah
  • Jana
  • Theresa Lucas
  • Megan
  • Lori Bradley

Former disc jockeys[edit]

  • Jim (Sharon) & Rosenda in the Morning
  • Bill Norris
  • Mike Scott
  • Gil Barba
  • Abe Saldana
  • Diane Travis
  • Mark Hyatt
  • Warren Knox (news director)
  • Brad Wright
  • Jim Conlee
  • Robin Rock

References[edit]

  1. ^ "B/EZ KQXT Adopts Soft AC Approach" (PDF). Radio and Records. August 31, 1990. pp. 3, 30. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°25′08″N 98°29′02″W / 29.419°N 98.484°W / 29.419; -98.484