KRYS-FM

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KRYS-FM
KRYS K99 logo.png
City Corpus Christi, Texas
Broadcast area Corpus Christi area
Branding 99.1 K-99 Country
Frequency 99.1 MHz
First air date December 1982
Format Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 284.0 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 55162
Transmitter coordinates 27°45′7.00″N 97°38′17.00″W / 27.7519444°N 97.6380556°W / 27.7519444; -97.6380556
Former callsigns KBCB (1981-1984)
Affiliations ABC Radio
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Website k99country.com

KRYS-FM (99.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Country music format. Licensed to Corpus Christi, Texas, United States, the station serves the Corpus Christi area. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and features programming from ABC Radio.[1] The station's studios and offices are located on Old Brownsville Road in Corpus Christi (near the airport), and its transmitter tower is located in Robstown, Texas.

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K-99 has been a country formatted station since December 1982. K-99's original call letters were KBCB-FM (1982–84). KRYS was originally KRIS radio 1360 AM, until it was sold in 1956 and changed to KRYS. 1360 AM is now KKTX. The station went on the air as KBCB on 1981-01-05. On 1984-08-20, the station changed its call sign to the current KRYS.[2]

Prior to becoming KKTX-FM, KRYS-AM facilities were located on South Staples across from one of Corpus Christi's first shopping centers. The station manager was Ace Lloyd and the station was owned by an oil company in San Antonio that had at least one other radio station in the South Texas market. Between 1967-1969, on-air personality J Gordan Lunn, who later became the weatherman on KMID-TV in the Midland-Odessa market, was the morning DJ. Jim Springer was the sales' manager and George Dismukes and Bill Scott made up the sales' staff. The news director was Bud Little, who later moved to San Antonio and became the news director for WOAI. In the early 70s, the station moved to a new location, and Jim Springer became the station manager. Salesmen were Brady Malone and Bill Scott.

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