KTXC

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KTXC
City Lamesa, Texas
Broadcast area Midland, Texas
Big Spring, Texas
Odessa, Texas
Branding La Ley 104.7
Frequency 104.7 FM (MHz)
Format Regional Mexican
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 244 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 71650
Owner Raycom Media
(KWES License Subsidiary, LLC)
Sister stations KWES-TV, KWAB-TV, KTLE-LP
Website KTXC's website

KTXC is a Spanish language radio station airing a regional Mexican format, licensed to Lamesa, Texas, broadcasting on 104.7 MHz FM. KTXC serves the areas of Lamesa, Texas, Midland, Texas, Big Spring, Texas, and Odessa, Texas, and is owned by Raycom Media.[1]

History[edit]

KTXC began in 1977 as KCOT on 104.7 MHz., an affiliate of KPET (AM). It was sold in 1983 to a group that controlled KBYG (AM) Big Spring. Signal was expanded to 100 kilowatts from an 800-foot tower.

Another station started at 100.3 FM in the area in 1987. In 1988 the two stations exchanged dial positions. This was reversed in 1996 when the southern signal for Lamesa, Big Spring and Midland returned to 104.7.

On August 21, 2002, Graham Brothers Communications announced that it would sell KTXC to Drewry Communications Group. The deal marked Drewry's re-entry into radio, as the company had previously sold KSWO radio (now KKRX) in the company's homebase of Lawton, Oklahoma to Perry Publishing & Broadcasting Company in 1998.[2]

On August 10, 2015, Raycom Media announced that it would purchase Drewry Communications Group for $160 million.[3][4] The deal was completed on December 1, 2015.[5][6] KTXC, along with KEYU-FM in Amarillo, are Raycom's first radio stations since the company sold WMC AM-FM in Memphis, Tennessee to Infinity Broadcasting Corporation in 2000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ KTXC fcc.gov. Accessed October 19, 2012
  2. ^ "Odessa, Texas, NBC Affiliate Agrees to Purchase Popular Radio Station". Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News. August 21, 2002. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ Harry A. Jessell (August 10, 2015). "Raycom Buying Drewry For $160 Million". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheck Media. Retrieved August 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ Kuperberg, Jonathan (December 1, 2015). "Raycom Media Completes $160 Million Acquisition of Drewry Communications". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Raycom Closes On Drewry TV-Radio Buy". TVNewsCheck. December 1, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 32°23′45″N 101°57′20″W / 32.39583°N 101.95556°W / 32.39583; -101.95556