KXTN-FM

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KXTN-FM
KXTN Tejano and Proud 107.5 San Antonio.jpg
CitySan Antonio, Texas
Broadcast areaSan Antonio metropolitan area
BrandingTejano & Proud 107.5
Frequency107.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air dateDecember 31, 1967 (as 106.3 KBUC-FM)
FormatTejano
Language(s)Spanish and English
ERP95,100 watts
(98,000 with beam tilt)
HAAT434 m (1,424 ft)
ClassC0
Facility ID67064
Transmitter coordinates29°16′29.00″N 98°15′52.00″W / 29.2747222°N 98.2644444°W / 29.2747222; -98.2644444Coordinates: 29°16′29.00″N 98°15′52.00″W / 29.2747222°N 98.2644444°W / 29.2747222; -98.2644444
Callsign meaningK X TejaNo
Former callsignsKBUC-FM (1980-1988)
KZVE (1988-1991)
KXTN-FM (1991-2015)
KMYO (1/13-2015-1/20/2015)
OwnerUnivision Radio
(Tichenor License Corporation)
Sister stationsKCOR, KMYO, KROM, KBBT
Television stations KNIC & KWEX
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteKXTN.com

KXTN-FM (107.5 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station in San Antonio, Texas.[1] The station is owned by Univision and it airs a Tejano radio format.[2] DJs speak in both Spanish and English. Studios and offices are located on Network Boulevard in Northwest San Antonio.[3] The transmitter site is in Elmendorf, Texas, on Elmendorf-Lavonia Road.[4]

KXTN broadcasts in the HD Radio format. Its HD2 subchannel carries the Spanish-language all-sports programming from co-owned AM 1350 KCOR. KXTN is the Spanish-language FM flagship station for the San Antonio Spurs basketball team. During game broadcasts, KXTN continues to air Tejano music through the Uforia app, while the FM signal carries the Spurs' play-by-play.


History[edit]

KBUC-FM[edit]

On December 31, 1967, the station signed on as KBUC-FM.[5] Its community of license was Terrell Hills, Texas, and it broadcast at 106.3 MHz. The power was only 3,000 watts, a fraction of its current output. KBUC-FM was the FM counterpart to AM 1310 KBUC, a daytimer, so programming could continue to be heard on the FM station after sunset. (AM 1310 is now KAHL.) KBUC-AM-FM simulcast a country music format. They were owned by Tom E. Turner and the Turner Broadcasting Corporation, not related to the current day Turner Broadcasting System.

In 1974, KBUC-FM moved from 106.3 to 107.5 to make way for a new station, KTUF 106.3 (now KTKX 106.7).[6] The move also included a power increase to 100,000 watts and a change in community of license to San Antonio. The new, more-powerful signal allowed KBUC-FM to be heard for many miles around the San Antonio radio market. KBUC-AM-FM continued airing country music and personality DJs, plus news from the ABC Information Network.

Switch to Tejano[edit]

In 1986, KBUC-AM-FM were bought by TK Communications. In 1988, TK Communications changed the FM station's call sign to KZVE, becoming a Spanish-language adult contemporary station, known as "K-Suave" (K-Soft). KBUC (AM) became KXTN, airing a Tejano music format. In 1991, TK Communications decided to flip the formats on the two stations. The AM became Spanish AC while the FM switched to Tejano. The KZVE AC format stayed on AM 1350 until 1997, when it began simulcasting the FM station. The AM station changed its call letters to KXTN, while the FM station added an "-FM" suffix, becoming KXTN-FM.

In 2003, Univision, which owns scores of radio and TV stations in some of the largest Hispanic media markets, bought KXTN-AM-FM. Univision now owns four radio and two TV stations in the San Antonio market.

KXTN-FM in Other Texas Cities[edit]

Since 2009, the station has rebroadcast on a subchannel of co-owned KFZO (previously KESS-FM) in Lewisville via HD Radio on 107.9 HD-2. KFZO serves the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. However, on June 29, 2013, with KESS-FM suddenly flipping formats on the main station from Rhythmic Top 40 "Hot 107.9" to Regional Mexican as "La Jefa" (previously on KFZO), the KXTN simulcast was replaced with the "Hot" format on 107.9-HD2 for over 2 weeks.

KXTN-FM programming can heard on the subchannels of these Univision-owned Texas radio stations:

Location Callsign Nickname Frequency
Dallas-Ft.Worth, Texas KFZO Tejano HD Dallas 107.1-HD2
Dallas-Ft.Worth, Texas KESS-FM Tejano HD Dallas 107.9-HD2
Houston, Texas KLTN Tejano HD Houston 102.9-HD2
Austin, Texas KLJA Tejano HD Austin 107.7-HD2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KXTN-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01.
  3. ^ KXTN.com/contact
  4. ^ Radio-Locator.com/KXTN-FM
  5. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1969 page B-167
  6. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1975 page C-191

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