KUZN

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KUZN
City Centerville, Texas
Broadcast area Lufkin-Nacogdoches
Branding Radio Aleluya
Frequency 105.9 MHz
Repeater(s) 103.5 K278AU College Station, Texas
102.5 K273AL Livingston, Texas
First air date October 28, 1994 (facility established)
June 1, 1999 (on air, as KAJG)
Format Spanish Religious
ERP 25,000 watts
HAAT 100.0 meters (328.1 ft)
Class C3
Facility ID 9087
Transmitter coordinates 31°16′56.00″N 95°53′42.00″W / 31.2822222°N 95.8950000°W / 31.2822222; -95.8950000Coordinates: 31°16′56.00″N 95°53′42.00″W / 31.2822222°N 95.8950000°W / 31.2822222; -95.8950000
Former callsigns KAJG (1994-2000)
KTCJ (2001-2005)
Owner Aleluya Christian Broadcasting
Sister stations KTYR, KRCM, KJOZ, KCOH, KFTG, KMIC
Website http://radioaleluya.org/

KUZN (105.9 FM, Radio Aleluya) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish Religious music format.[1] Licensed to Centerville, Texas, United States, the station serves the Lufkin-Nacogdoches area. The station is currently owned by Aleluya Christian Broadcasting.[2]

The facility in Centerville, Leon County, was established by a construction permit granted by the Federal Communications Commission on September 14, 1994 to Caroline K. Powley. KAJG officially signed on the air June 1, 1999.

History[edit]

The facility in Centerville, Leon County, was established by a construction permit granted by the Federal Communications Commission on September 14, 1994 to Caroline K. Powley. KAJG officially signed on the air June 1, 1999.

On January 14, 2000, KAJG was sold to KVCT TV, Inc., then transferred to parent Witko Broadcasting. The sale would result in a change of direction from the country music it was established with just two years earlier to Gospel music. A call set change to KTCJ would occur on July 27, 2001.

On August 29, 2001 Witko Broadcasting sold the facility to KTCJ, Inc. On February 14, 2003, KTCJ was sold again to KUZN (FM), Inc.; however the calls would not change to KUZN on 105.9 until March 31, 2005, as the facility was off the air incrementally during the two years following the sale from KUZN (FM) to Good Samaritan Communications of Pioche, Inc.

This sale was never consummated, resulting in the station ending up in receivership by April 2005. By October, KUZN had been reclaimed by KUZN (FM), Inc., however remained off the air for long periods of time, including nearly a two year stint on the air with no audio being fed to the 25 kilowatt signal, resulting in a constant dead carrier.

Aleluya Broadcasting Network, owned by brothers Ruben & Roberto Villarreal of Pasadena, Texas added KUZN to their cluster of radio stations on February 27, 2008. KUZN returned to the air in October, with Special Temporary Authority, launching Spanish Christian "Radio Aleluya" and since utilizing KUZN's Class C3 signal to feed translators in College Station, Texas and Livingston, Texas. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Summer 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  2. ^ "KUZN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  3. ^ "KUZN Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 

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