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|Broadcast area||Greater Houston|
|Branding||Country Legends 97.1|
|Slogan||Houston's Only Home for The Country Legends|
|Frequency||97.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|Repeater(s)||92.9-2 KKBQ HD2|
|First air date||May 3, 1991(as KRTK)|
|HAAT||563 m (1,847 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||Texas HoT (former branding)|
|Former callsigns||KRTK (1991-1995)|
|Owner||Cox Radio |
(Cox Radio, Inc.)
|Sister stations||KGLK, KHPT, KKBQ|
KTHT (97.1 FM), branded as "Country Legends 97.1", is a 100,000 watt FM station licensed to Cleveland, Texas. The KTHT service area includes Houston, Lufkin, and most of East Texas with a classic country format. The station is owned by Cox Radio and is co-owned with KGLK, KHPT, and KKBQ. It is headquartered out of Suite 2300 at 3 Post Oak Central in the Uptown district in Houston, Texas, United States and has a transmitter site in Sam Houston National Forest in Polk County, Texas.
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Classical "K-Arts" Expands Coverage; KRTK Signs On
The station signed on as KRTK in May 1991 to simulcast KRTS and their classical music format to increase the station's coverage in Houston. It was sold four years later after KRTS' request to increase power was approved by the FCC.
Switch to Spanish language
In September 1995, 97.1 began simulcasting Regional Mexican/Ranchera-formatted KEYH-AM 850 as KEYH-FM, and later split to flip to its own Regional Mexican format as "Estereo 97", which later became "Que Onda 97" in March 1996.
Houston's Talk FM; "Buzz"/KLDE Simulcast
Under AMFM ownership, it acquired the KKTL calls as "Houston's Talk FM, 97 Talk" in September 1997. In March 1999, after the talk format floundered, it was switched to simulcast KTBZ-FM "107-5 The Buzz". It continued simulcasting 107.5 after KTBZ and KLDE ("Oldies 94.5") swapped frequencies in July 2000, the result of an ownership trade-off in the AMFM/Clear Channel merger. Newcomer Cox Radio acquired the 97.1 and 107.5 facilities where KLDE was ultimately moved.
On January 2, 2003, at Noon, after playing "Back That Thang Up" by Juvenile, 97.1 flipped to classic country as "Country Legends 97.1". The first song on Country Legends was "You Never Even Called Me by My Name" by David Allan Coe.
In 2018, Country Legends 97.1 will celebrate its 15th year of Classic Country service to Southeast and East Texas.
Dan Gallo and Chuck Akers host the morning show, weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Al Farb, weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Christi Brooks, weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Callsign & moniker history
- KRTK - 05/03/1991 (K-Arts)
- KEYH-FM - 09/18/1995
- KOHD - 03/11/1996
- KRTK - 02/10/1997 (K-Arts again)
- KKTL - 09/22/1997 (97 Talk)
- KKTL-FM - 03/19/1999 (simulcast of 107-5 The Buzz, Oldies 107.5)
- KTHT - 11/13/2000 (Hot 97-1, Country Legends 97.1)
- KTHT Website
- Listen to the launch of Hot 97.1
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KTHT
- Radio-Locator information on KTHT
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KTHT