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For the Portland, Oregon FM station that used this call sign from 1977–79 and 1985–89, see KXL-FM.
For other uses, see KYTE (disambiguation).
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City Newport, Oregon
Broadcast area Lincoln County, Oregon
Branding KYTE 102.7
Slogan "Today's Hits and Yesterday's Favorites"
Frequency 102.7 MHz
First air date October 25, 1976 (as KNPT-FM at 102.5)
Format Adult Contemporary
ERP 66,000 watts
HAAT 269 meters (883 feet)
Class C1
Facility ID 9848
Transmitter coordinates 44°45′22″N 124°02′57″W / 44.75611°N 124.04917°W / 44.75611; -124.04917
Callsign meaning KYTE = "Kite" (The Y replaces I)
Former callsigns KNPT-FM (1976–1984)
KBKN (1984–1985)
KNPT-FM (1985–1986)
KYQT (1986–1991)[1]
Former frequencies 102.5 MHz (1976–1988)
Owner Yaquina Bay Communications
Sister stations KBCH, KCRF-FM, KNCU, KNPT, KWDP

KYTE (102.7 FM, "KYTE 102.7") is a radio station licensed to serve Newport, Oregon, United States. The station is owned by Yaquina Bay Communications.


KYTE broadcasts an adult contemporary music format.[2]


This station began regular broadcasting as KNPT-FM on October 25, 1976, on a frequency of 102.5 MHz and aired a beautiful music format.[3] In May 1979, Yaquina Radio, Inc., reached an agreement to sell this station to Charmar Broadcasting, Inc.[3] The deal was approved by the FCC on July 20, 1979.[4] The station was moved to 102.7 MHz on September 24, 1988.[1]

Facing financial difficulties, an application was made in September 1986 to involuntarily transfer the broadcast license for this station from Charmar Broadcasting, Inc., to Dennis P. McManus, acting as receiver. The transfer was approved by the FCC on October 16, 1986.[5] McManus arranged a sale of the station to Central Coast Broadcasting Company, Inc. The new owners had the call sign changed to KYQT on November 10, 1986.[1] The station was assigned the current KYTE call sign by the FCC on January 1, 1991.[1]

In October 1995, Central Coast Broadcasting Company, Inc., reached an agreement to sell this station to Yaquina Bay Communications, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on December 8, 1995.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved May 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ a b "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada". Broadcasting Yearbook 1979. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1979. p. C-181. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19790501EC)". FCC Media Bureau. July 20, 1979. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19860916FO)". FCC Media Bureau. October 16, 1986. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19951023EC)". FCC Media Bureau. 

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