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CitySnyder, Texas
Broadcast areaSnyder, Texas
BrandingBig Star
Frequency101.5 MHz
First air date1980 (at 101.7)
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT179 meters
Facility ID60711
Callsign meaningK SNYder
Former frequencies101.7 MHz (1980-2000s)
AffiliationsABC Radio, Paul Harvey, Mike Huckabee
OwnerSnyder Broadcasting
WebsiteKSNY FM

KSNY-FM (101.5 FM, "Big Star") is the companion station to KSNY (AM). The station began in 1980 at 101.7 MHz as 'FM-102' with an easy listening format. The station was automated in the beginning until its move to 101.5 and the format change to country. The station now has coverage in the Big Spring and Abilene markets. In 2001, KSNY began a sister station, 98.9 KLYD "Real Rock." but it was automated until 2003.


The station's studios moved from KSNY drive, west of town on Ave. R, to the old Texas Utilities building next to the "SCAT" TV Cable building around 2002.

The FM was put on the air back in the late 1970s. It originally a 3,000 watt class A on 101.7, transmitting from the AM tower at the former studios. The station upgraded in turn to a class C2 in the nineties, and to a C1 on 101.5 in the early 2000s.

The station added a sister station for rock listeners, KLYD 98.9, in 2001, but it was fully automated until 2003.

The DJs for the station become, in effect, local celebrities, with the recent stand-outs being Sheree Stone, Magic Johnson, Cody Christopher, Bruce Bell, Shotgun Kellie Taylor, Becca Grey, "Suzie Q." Leslie Summers, Colby James, Brooks Moon, Gracie James, Blue Patrick, and James Mac.

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Coordinates: 32°53′28″N 101°06′29″W / 32.891°N 101.108°W / 32.891; -101.108