KATZ
KATZ Hallelujah1600 logo.png
Broadcast areaGreater St. Louis
Frequency1600 kHz AM
BrandingHallelujah 1600
Programming
FormatUrban Gospel
Ownership
Owner
KATZ-FM, KLOU, KSD, KSLZ, KTLK-FM, W279AQ
History
First air date
1955
Technical information
Facility ID48968
ClassB
Power6,000 watts day
3,500 watts night
Translator(s)93.3 MHz K227DS (St. Louis)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitehttps://hallelujah1600.iheart.com/

KATZ (1600 AM, "Hallelujah 1600") is an Urban Gospel radio station serving the area of St. Louis, Missouri, United States. The iHeartMedia, Inc. (previously Clear Channel Communications) outlet broadcasts with power level of 6 kW day/3.5 kW night. Its transmitter is located in East St. Louis, Illinois, and operates from studios in St. Louis south of Forest Park.

KATZ is licensed by the FCC to broadcast a HD digital (hybrid) signal.[3]

History

KATZ began broadcasting in 1955 as a Rhythm and blues/Soul music station. Broadcasters who worked at KATZ in the 1950s and 1960s include Gloria Pritchard, Dave Dixon, Jesse "Spider" Burks, Bernard Hayes, and Willie Mae Gracy.[4]

In 1957 KATZ's ownership was transferred from the original owner, Bernice Schwartz, to Rollins Broadcasting, and in 1960 Laclede Radio Inc. purchased the station. Laclede maintained control of the station until 1986. Inter Urban Broadcasting, a minority-owned and local company, purchased KATZ AM and its sister station KATZ FM.[5]

References

  1. ^ KATZ in the FCC AM station database
  2. ^ KATZ on Radio-Locator
  3. ^ "Station Search Details". licensing.fcc.gov. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  4. ^ "AFRICAN-AMERICAN PIONEERS IN JOURNALISM COLLECTION" (PDF). The State Historical Society of Missouri.
  5. ^ "KATZ 1600 AM". St. Louis Media History Foundation. Retrieved 11 May 2022.

Coordinates: 38°37′02″N 90°04′52″W / 38.61722°N 90.08111°W / 38.61722; -90.08111