KTKR

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KTKR
KTKR ticket760sports logo.png
City San Antonio, Texas
Broadcast area San Antonio, Texas
Branding Ticket 760 AM
Slogan San Antonio's Sports Station
Frequency 760 kHz
First air date 7/19/1982 fully operational: 1984
Format Sports
Power 50,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 11945
Callsign meaning TicKet Radio
(or TalK Radio)
Former callsigns KSJL (1984-1993)
KZXS "WOAI-760" (1993-1995)
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio
Houston Astros
UTSA Roadrunners
San Antonio Rampage
San Antonio Stars
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(CC Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations KAJA, KQXT-FM, KRPT, KXXM, KZEP-FM, WOAI
Webcast Listen Live
Website ticket760.com

KTKR (760 AM) is an all-sports radio station serving the San Antonio, Texas, United States area. KTKR, more popularly known as "Ticket 760", is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. (previously Clear Channel Communications until September 2014) as a sister station to, among others, heritage station WOAI. Its studios are located on Interstate 10 in Northwest San Antonio near Wonderland of the Americas Mall, and the transmitter site is just east of the city, also along I-10.

The station lineup includes Dan Patrick, Rich Eisen, Jay Mohr, J. T. the Brick, and other Fox Sports Radio programs. "Ticket 760" airs the following weekday broadcast schedule: The Mike Taylor Show from 6am - 9am; the last live two hours of The Dan Patrick Show from 9am - 11am; all three live hours of Rich Eisen from 11am - 2pm; "The Sports Grind" with Calvin Casey, Rudy J and Salami from 2pm - 4pm; The Sports Buffet with Craig Way, Rod Babers and Chris Duel from 4pm - 7pm; and JT the Brick from 7pm - 10pm. Market veteran Andy Everett also hosts the long running "Golf Show", Saturday mornings, 8am - 9am. Depending on weekend play-by-play.

It is also the flagship station of the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League and the San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA), as well as UTSA football and basketball. The station is also the local affiliate of Westwood One's NFL broadcasts, as well as the Texas Longhorns basketball. KTKR is also an affiliate of the Houston Astros radio network.[1][2]

History of AM 760[edit]

KSJL received its callsign in 1982. It signed on two years later under the ownership of Inner City Broadcasting as All Hit 76 KSJL, a Top 40 format broadcasting in AM stereo.

It would later become part of Super Q 96/76 when Inner City Broadcasting acquired KSLR-FM from C&W Wireless in 1986; the combo carried a Contemporary Hit Radio format. In late of 1988, KSJL would become part of the Satellite Music Network (now Citadel) Z Rock format, dropping the simulcast of 96.1 FM. This would last until 1992 when Satellite Music Network would not renew their Z-Rock franchise on the AM band, so Inner City decided to take the Urban route, using The Touch format which consisted of Urban Adult Contemporary music. In 1993, Inner City Broadcasting would sell KSJL to Clear Channel Communications for $725,000, and as a result KSJL's format was moved to 96.1 replacing 96rock KSAQ-FM.

KSJL became news/talk/sports KZXS (branded as WOAI-760) airing Larry King's radio show.

KZXS would later become KTKR Talk Radio 760, dropping its sports programming. One year later, KTKR flipped to sports as The Ticket 760.

Mike Taylor[edit]

Among the on-air talent at the station is Mike Taylor. Taylor hosted the afternoon show "Sports Talk San Antonio" from 2007 until December 2012. Beginning January 2013, Taylor hosted STSA in the mornings. In May 2013, Taylor's show began simulcasting in Austin. As a result, the San Antonio-titled show changed to "The Mike Taylor Show." The simulcasting ceased in May 2014 as KVET (AM) realigned with ESPN Radio. As of January 12, 2017, Taylor has hosted 2,179 episodes of the daily show.[3]

Taylor has been linked to a sports myth of having cursed the fortunes of the San Antonio Spurs since he moved to town. When he first visited San Antonio's Mission Espada, he reports that he accidentally broke off a door handle at the shrine. It has been said, according to the lore, that by desecrating the shrine he had in turn cursed the city's lone professional sports team. The urban legend received national press coverage in May 2013 by the Los Angeles Times.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dallas Cowboys on Radio". DallasCowboys.com. 
  2. ^ "Houston Astros Radio Affiliates". Houston Astros. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Mike Taylor Show 1-12-17" (podcast). Sports Radio Ticket 760. 1:26:17: iHeart Radio. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  4. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2013/may/22/sports/la-sp-spurs-grizzlies-fyi-20130523

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Coordinates: 29°26′58″N 98°18′33″W / 29.44944°N 98.30917°W / 29.44944; -98.30917