KTFM

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This article is about the Floresville Rhythmic Top 40 station. For the former San Antonio, Texas Top 40/AOR station that held the KTFM call sign from 1969-2003, see KJXK.
KTFM
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City Floresville, Texas
Broadcast area San Antonio, Texas
Branding Energy 94.1
Slogan "Sounds Like San Antonio"
Frequency 94.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 103.3 K277CX Terrell Wells (relays HD2)
First air date 1991 (as KRIO-FM)
Format 94.1: Rhythmic Top 40
HD2/103.3: Alternative rock "103.3 The App"
Language(s) English
Audience share 94.1: 3.5 Increase
HD2/103.3: 1.1 Increase (February 2017, Nielsen Audio[1])
ERP 94.1: 40,000 watts
103.3: 185 watts
HAAT 94.1: 167 meters
103.3: 218 meters
Class 94.1: C2
103.3: D
Facility ID 94.1: 2543
103.3: 147527
Transmitter coordinates 29°11′3″N 98°30′49″W / 29.18417°N 98.51361°W / 29.18417; -98.51361
Former callsigns KWBC (1990-1991, CP)
KRIO-FM (1991-1998)
KLEY-FM (1998-2005)
Owner Alpha Media
(Alpha Media Licensee, LLC)
Sister stations KJXK, KLEY-FM, KSAH, KSAH-FM, KTSA, KHHL, KZDC
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Website energy941.com
1033theapp.cpm (HD2)

KTFM (94.1 FM, "Energy 94.1") is a Rhythmic contemporary radio station serving the San Antonio area. The Alpha Media outlet operates at 94.1 MHz with an effective radiated power of 40 kW and its city of license is Floresville, Texas. Its studios are located in Northeast San Antonio, and the transmitter site is in south Bexar County near Poteet, Texas.

Station History[edit]

KTFM was originally a move-in, where in 1991 it had a Tejano format as KRIO ("94.1 K-RIO"), KRIO started out as a Texas Music Station then flipped to Country. The country format was short lived and lasted no longer than 8 months. This was during the Gillespie Broadcasting days which had a LMA with KONO AM/FM. but by September 1998 they would flip to Regional Mexican as KLEY ("La Ley 94.1"). On January 7, 2005, BMP would revive the KTFM calls after it acquired KLEY from Spanish Broadcasting System.

When KTFM was revived, its name was "Jammin' 94.1" and its focus was on Rhythmic Oldies and it did well in the San Antonio Arbitrons. But as the rating faded, KTFM shifted to a Rhythmic AC direction by adding more current product and putting less emphasis on older material to keep up with the changing musical taste along with the (mostly female) 25-44 and Hispanic demographics KTFM targets in the San Antonio radio market. By November 2008 KTFM began shifting to a Rhythmic contemporary direction and was added to the BDS Top 40/Rhythmic reporting panel.

In February 2009, KTFM tweaked the format and started broadcasting a Hot AC format.

For many years, the call sign "KTFM" was at 102.7 under the name "FM 103 The New KTFM", "Hot 103 KTFM", & "102.7 KTFM", where it was first an automated pop station, then album rock, them various flavors of Top 40 including an Urban AC leaning version of Top 40 trying to top then rival KSJL's numbers then to a Rhythmic/Freestyle leaning Top 40, and then back to rock. Today 102.7 carries the syndicated variety adult hits format "Jack FM" and uses the call letters KJXK.

By April 2010, BMP flipped KTFM to contemporary hit radio, with a heavy emphasis on Dance crossovers. It has also added mixshows to its lineup, just like its predecessor did at 102.7. The station is now a heavy rhythmic leaning CHR station.

On July 14, 2014, KTFM started airing Blondie & Nugget in the Morning weekdays 5AM - 10AM. 10AM-1PM is hosted by Rossi, 1PM-3PM is hosted by DJ Grooves (his show was expanded to 10AM after Rossi left), 3PM-7PM by Tony Cortez, 7PM-12AM by Auggie 5000. Weekends are hosted Nat Boogi and the station also runs In The Mix with DJ Grooves Friday and Saturday nights. Other mix show DJs include DJ M3 and DJ Swiss.

On January 7, 2016, following Blondie & Nugget, KTFM began stunting as "94.1 El Taco," even giving away tacos at various locations around San Antonio, playing the Parry Gipp novelty song "It's Raining Tacos" (a spoof of "It's Raining Men" by The Weather Girls) on a loop, and its website emitting a green lightning strike with the word "Energize." At 4PM, KJXK began stunting with country music, leading listeners and rivals to believe KTFM was moving back to 102.7; at the same time as KTFM's relaunch, the stunt on 102.7 was revealed to be a publicity stunt. At 5PM, KTFM transitioned back to Rhythmic Top 40 and relaunched as "Energy 94.1", with the first song being "Sorry" by Justin Bieber. The rebranding was done to emphasize its Rhythmic/Dance-focused presentation of current hits and club mixes featuring local talent, as well as distinguishing themselves from KBBT, KXXM, and KZEP, whose ratings are higher than KTFM's, but does consistently well.[1][2]

On February 23, 2016, Blondie & Nugget in the Morning were released from the station and replaced by the syndicated radio show "Brooke & Jubal in the Morning". The new show started airing on KTFM on March 1, 2016.

On August 1, 2016, Tino Chochino Radio was added as a show that runs on weeknights.

103.3 The App[edit]

On February 10, 2015 KTFM launched an alternative rock format on its HD2 sub channel, branded as "103.3 The App", relayed on translator K277CX (103.3 FM) in Terrell Wells.[3] The station was named "The App" because it heavily promoted listeners to download the app from iTunes and/or Google Play due to the station's weak signal over San Antonio, in addition to the lack of HD radios. Throughout the month of February and March, "The App" started off with 10,000 songs in a row, with a blend of 90's and 2000's rock and alternative mixed with today's alternative but tends to be more indie rock leaning. Eventually, the station began airing short commercial breaks and promoted concerts, such as the Maverick Music Festival and Vans Warped Tour, and bands such as Smashing Pumpkins, Awolnation, Falling in Reverse, and Breaking Benjamin. By late 2015, the App has hosted concerts in the Alamo Lounge, owned and operated by Alpha Media, with bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Saint Motel, Blue October, Nothing But Thieves, Colours, and several local rock bands.

By late April 2015, The App added one live personality, DJ Mighty Iris, and until May 2016, more personalities have been added such as REZ, Sam (from Jack FM), and even a morning show hosted by Tony Cortez from Energy 94.1.

Artists you'll hear on The App are Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Cage The Elephant, Linkin Park, Mumford & Sons, Awolnation and Green Day to name a few.

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