|City||San Antonio, Texas|
|Broadcast area||San Antonio, Texas|
|Slogan||San Antonio's Best Variety
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)|
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
|Language(s)||101.9, HD2: English
|Audience share||101.9: 4.2
HD3: 1.4 (February 2017, Nielsen Audio)
|Former callsigns||KCOR-FM (1967-1972)|
(CC Licenses, LLC)
|Sister stations||KXXM, KAJA, KRPT, KZEP, KODA, KTKR, WOAI
Listen Live (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.
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 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.
La Preciosa 105.7
Current disc jockeys
- Velia Irene "La voz amable de la Radio"
Former disc jockeys
- 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
- "B/EZ KQXT Adopts Soft AC Approach" (PDF). Radio and Records. August 31, 1990. pp. 3, 30. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
- KQXT-FM Website
- WILD 105.7 Website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KQXT
- Radio-Locator information on KQXT
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KQXT
- Query the FCC's FM station database for K289BN
- Radio-Locator information on K289BN