|Broadcast area||Greater Houston|
|Branding||The Powerful 1520 KYND|
|Slogan||The KYND of Talk That Inspires CHANGE!|
|Translator(s)||99.9 K260CH (Dilley)|
|First air date||1520: December 1987
99.9: December 22, 2016
|Format||Motivational Talk, News Talk, Sports Talk, Urban Oldies|
|Audience share||0.0 (current, Nielsen Audio)|
|Power||1520: 25,000 watts day
18,000 watts critical hours
|ERP||99.9: 20 watts|
|HAAT||99.9: 76.9 meters|
|Facility ID||1520: 40696
|Callsign meaning||KYND (as in "kind", dating back to the calls association with Beautiful Music format "Kind 92.5" in Pasadena, Texas)|
|Owner||Pro Broadcasting, Inc.|
KYND (1520 AM, 99.9 FM) is an Urban Oldies and talk radio station in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area, catering directly to the African American community. KYND is owned by Pro Broadcasting, Inc., and KYND's programming time is leased out in full to Synergy Broadcasting. Pro Broadcasting's Bill Turner is the KYND facility's General Manager.
1520 KYND has been brokered for most of its existence. It was locally programmed with a classic hits music format after China Radio International (CRI) concluded its contractual lease agreement with Pro Broadcasting in December 2015.
The station was leased in May 2016, by a local group who returned the longtime Urban Oldies and Talk programming that had previously aired on the legendary KCOH radio until 2013.
On December 22, 2016, Class D translator K260CH Dilley received a license to cover, rebroadcasting KYND programming. A minor modification to allow K260CH to move into the Houston market on channel 268 (101.5 FM) was dismissed by the F.C.C. on November 16, 2016. The translator then signed on and received its license to cover from the original construction permit site near Dilley, Texas. It is unknown if another attempt will be made to move K260CH nearer to the main KYND broadcast coverage area.
KYND operates on the same frequency with legacy "clear channel" station KOKC-AM in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; which limits KYND to broadcast only during daytime hours, which is certain AM stations were licensed prior to December 1987.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KYND
- Radio-Locator Information on KYND
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KYND
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