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City Cypress, Texas
Broadcast area Greater Houston
Branding The Powerful 1520 KYND
Slogan The KYND of Talk That Inspires CHANGE!
Frequency 1520 kHz
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
Language(s) English
Audience share 0.0 Steady (current, Nielsen Audio[1])
Power 1520: 25,000 watts day
18,000 watts critical hours
ERP 99.9: 20 watts
HAAT 99.9: 76.9 meters
Class 1520: D
99.9: D
Facility ID 1520: 40696
99.9: 148492
Transmitter coordinates 30°0′37″N 95°41′40″W / 30.01028°N 95.69444°W / 30.01028; -95.69444
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.
Webcast Listen Live

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.[2]

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