KXTN (AM)

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KXTN
CitySan Antonio, Texas
Broadcast areaSan Antonio metropolitan area
BrandingTejano 107.5 HD2 & 1350 AM
SloganTejano & Proud
Frequency1350 kHz
Repeater(s)107.5 KVBH-HD-2
First air date1946
FormatTejano
Language(s)Spanish & English
Power5,000 watts
ClassB
Facility ID67069
Transmitter coordinates29°31′27″N 98°37′5″W / 29.52417°N 98.61806°W / 29.52417; -98.61806Coordinates: 29°31′27″N 98°37′5″W / 29.52417°N 98.61806°W / 29.52417; -98.61806
Callsign meaningK X TejaNo
Former callsignsKCOR (1946-2014)
KXTN (2014-2015)
KCOR (2015-2019)
AffiliationsUforia Audio Network
OwnerUnivision Radio
(Tichenor License Corporation)
Sister stationsKVBH, KBBT
WebcastListen Live
Websitekxtn.com

KXTN (1350 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station broadcasting a Tejano radio format. Licensed to San Antonio, Texas, United States, the station serves the San Antonio metropolitan area. The station is owned by Univision Radio, under the license of Tichenor License Corporation.[1] The station also broadcasts on KVBH's HD-2 signal. Its studios and transmitter are located separately in Northwest San Antonio.

History[edit]

KCOR first signed on in 1946 as a 1,000-watt daytimer, owned by Raoul A. Cortez.[2] The original call sign contained the first three letters of his last name. The station has been mostly Hispanic-owned and programmed through its seven-plus decades on the air, airing Tejano and Regional Mexican music.

In 2003, the station was acquired by Univision Radio, a subsidiary of the top Spanish-language television network in the United States, Univision.[3] Univision later switched the format to Spanish-language talk, mostly from its own radio network.

On December 20, 2016, Univision announced that KCOR would be one of the charter affiliates of the company's new Spanish-language sports network, Univision Deportes Radio. The launch occurred in March 2017.[4] From 2014 to 2015, the station had been simulcasting the Tejano music format of co-owned KXTN-FM and used the KXTN call sign. With the switch to sports, the call letters returned to KCOR.

In April 2019, KCOR dropped its longtime call sign, as well as the Univision Deportes Network, beginning a simulcast with Tejano sister station 107.5 KXTN-FM, becoming KXTN in the process. On April 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m., the two stations ended their simulcast. That left the Tejano format solely on AM 1350 and on an HD Radio subchannel of 107.5, now known as KVBH-HD2.[5] The FM station switched its call letters to KVBH, playing Rhythmic AC music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KXTN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1947 page 194
  3. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2010 page D-543
  4. ^ RadioInsight.com "Univision To Launch Univision Deportes Radio" December 19, 2016
  5. ^ InsideRadio.com "Univision Creates New Vibe in San Antonio" April 12, 2019

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