|City||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Broadcast area||Greater St. Louis|
|Frequency||1600 kHz AM|
|Owner||iHeartMedia, Inc. |
(iHM Licenses, LLC)
|KATZ-FM, KLOU, KSD, KSLZ, KTLK-FM, W279AQ|
First air date
|Power||6,000 watts day|
3,500 watts night
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.
KATZ began broadcasting in 1955 as a Rhythm and blues/Soul music station. This function was transferred to KATZ-FM in the 1980s. Currently, KATZ is a gospel music outlet, while KATZ-FM became WSDD in late 2009 with a new format.