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KEON
Broadcast areaVictoria and Columbus, Texas
Frequency94.9 MHz
Branding"Texas Mix"
Programming
FormatTexas Country
Ownership
Owner
  • Roy E. Henderson
  • (S Content Marketing, LLC)
KTWL, KNRG, KULM-FM, KLTR
History
First air date
December 21, 1998 (25 years ago) (1998-12-21)
Former call signs
KZAM (1996-2007)
KULF (2007-2008)
KHTZ (2008-2022)
Former frequencies
104.7 MHz (1996-2013)
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID27619
ClassC1
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT299 meters (981 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
28°53′23″N 96°21′42″W / 28.88979°N 96.36166°W / 28.88979; -96.36166
Links
Public license information

KEON (94.9 FM) is a radio station in Ganado, Texas. The station broadcasts a country music format branded as Texas Mix 105-3 & 94-9 FM in simulcast with sister facility KTWL.

History

KEON signed on the air December 21, 1998 as KZAM on 104.7 FM. It aired a country music format as "Lonestar 104.7".

On April 9, 2014, KHTZ completed a frequency relocation to 94.9 MHz filing for its license to cover, and signing on the air as the simulcast partner of co-owned KTWL Todd Mission. The two stations are branded as "Texas Mix 105.3 and 94.9".

The relocation was made possible through an agreement between station owner Roy Henderson and Victoria Radio Works, owner of Top 40 KVIC, which operated on the adjacent 95.1 frequency. As a result of the agreement, Victoria Radio Works would move KVIC to the 104.7 frequency that this facility was abandoning, using the same power and elevation that it had used at 95.1. 104.7, on the other hand, moved to the 94.9 frequency accompanied by an increase in power to a full 100 kilowatts, and reclassification to C1. The result gave KHTZ a city grade 70dBu signal in El Campo, Bay City, Port Lavaca, and Matagorda Bay. A listenable signal can be heard from near Goliad to Sugarland.

In September 2019, the FCC revoked and deleted KHTZ's license, citing its failure to properly provide financial compensation to KVIC for its frequency move. KHTZ's owner insisted on trading its silent station KJAZ in Point Comfort to Victoria Radio Works in lieu of paying roughly $100,000 to the broadcaster—an offer which Victoria Radio Works had declined. Yet the station remains on the air as of July, 2020.[2]

On March 17, 2022, the station changed callsigns to KEON. Around that time, the license was reinstated.

References

  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KEON". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "FCC Report 9/15: KHTZ Loses License For Failing To Reimburse KVIC's Move". RadioInsight. 2019-09-15. Retrieved 2019-09-15.