KRDY

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KRDY
KRDY logo 2015.png
City San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Broadcast area Greater San Antonio, Texas
Branding Radio Luz (Spanish for "Radio Light")
Slogan Iluminando Mente y Corazon (Spanish for "Illuminating Mind and Heart")
Frequency 1160 kHz
First air date May 31, 1978 (as KFHM @ 1150)
Format Christian
Language(s) Spanish
Power 10,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 26310
Transmitter coordinates 29°32′11″N 98°41′11″W / 29.53639°N 98.68639°W / 29.53639; -98.68639Coordinates: 29°32′11″N 98°41′11″W / 29.53639°N 98.68639°W / 29.53639; -98.68639
Callsign meaning Kids Radio DisneY
(former affiliation)
Former callsigns KFHM (1978-1991)
KVAR (1991-1993)
KENS (1993-2004)
Owner Salem Media Group
(South Texas Broadcasting, Inc.)
Webcast Listen live
Website www.luzsanantonio.com

KRDY (1160 AM) is an AM radio station which serves the Greater San Antonio, Texas area. The station is owned by Salem Media Group, through licensee South Texas Broadcasting, Inc.[1]

History[edit]

Signed on as KBER, a daytime only station on 1150. Power was 1,000 watts using a three tower directional antenna system. The DA was needed to protect co channel WTAW in College Station, Texas and KCCT Corpus Christi, Texas. As KBER was west of WTAW and north of KCCT the system directed to the north west and reduced signal across an arc toward the WTAW and KCCT service areas.

Towers and studios were on Alma Drive just outside the future Loop 410. The area would later be dubbed "KBER Square". There was once a KBER-FM on 100.3. It was later KSAQ and, under different owners is today's KCYY.

The station changed to 1160 in the mid 80's. 10,000 watts by day and 1,000 watts by night from a site west of San Antonio.

KFHM: 1978‒1991[edit]

On May 31, 1978, KFHM began broadcasting as a Tejano/Latin music AM radio station.

KVAR: 1991‒1993[edit]

On August 26, 1991, the station changed its call letters from KFHM to KVAR.

KENS: 1993‒2004[edit]

On October 15, 1993, the station changed its call letters from KVAR to KENS and adopted a news/talk radio format.

KRDY: 2004‒present[edit]

On February 27, 2004, the station changed its call letters from KENS to KRDY.[2]

On June 4, 2013, Radio Disney announced that it would be selling 7 radio stations, which included KRDY, in an attempt to increase revenue and focus more on stations serving Top 25 markets.[3]

On September 28, 2013, KRDY dropped the Radio Disney affiliation and went silent.[4]

In October 2013, Radio Disney Group filed to sell KRDY and KDIS-FM to Salem Communications Corporation, owner of several other San Antonio-area radio stations.[5] Salem's purchase, at a price of $2 million, was consummated on February 7, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KRDY Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "KRDY Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ Radio Disney Places Stations On The Market - Radio Insight (released June 4, 2013)
  4. ^ Notification of Suspension of Operations KRDY - United States Federal Communications Commission
  5. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. October 25, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 

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