KGLD
CityTyler, Texas
Broadcast areaTyler-Longview area
Frequency1330 kHz
BrandingGospel 1330 & 104-9
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatGospel
Ownership
OwnerSalt of the Earth Broadcasting
KEES, KRMY, KWWJ, KANI, KYOK
History
First air date
February 16, 1956 (as KDOK)
Former call signs
KDOK (1956-1965)
KZAK (1965-1979)
KTYL (1979-1990)
KDOK (1990-1993)
Call sign meaning
K G o L D (former oldies format)
Technical information
Facility ID24246
ClassD
Power1,000 watts day
77 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
32°22′35″N 95°15′55″W / 32.37639°N 95.26528°W / 32.37639; -95.26528Coordinates: 32°22′35″N 95°15′55″W / 32.37639°N 95.26528°W / 32.37639; -95.26528
Translator(s)See § Translator
Links
WebcastListen live
WebsiteOfficial website

KGLD (1330 AM, 104.9 FM; Gospel 1330 & 104-9) is a terrestrial American radio station, relayed by an FM translator, broadcasting a Gospel music format.[1] Licensed to Tyler, Texas, United States, the station serves the Tyler-Longview area. The station is currently owned by Salt of the Earth Broadcasting.[2]

Translator

Broadcast translators of KGLD
Call sign Frequency
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City of license Facility
ID
ERP
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Height
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Class FCC info Notes
K285GY 104.9 Tyler, Texas 156351 250 81 m (266 ft) D FCC LMS First air date: February 7, 2017

History

KDOK began broadcasting activities on February 16, 1956 as the original Top 40 station in Tyler, owned by Buford Broadcasting, and co-owned and operated with KLTV television. In 1965, Buford Broadcasting dropped the Top 40 format on KDOK after 9 years, and flipped formats to country music as "K-Zak", obtaining new call letters KZAK in the process, to match the new branding put in place. "K-Zak" featured several East Texas legends such as Hoss Huggins over the 12 years it programmed country music. The format would continue until 1979, when the station became KTYL.

On May 18, 1990, 1330 returned to its heritage KDOK call, and also returning to a 1950s and 1960s Oldies format, which featured many of the same hits of the era that KDOK had originally played in its initial Top 40 days.

On August 24, 1993 the call letters were changed to the current KGLD. Standing for "K-GOLD", the station continued to air a "golden oldies" format, featuring hits from the 50s and 60s.

Today, KGLD is a part of the Martin Broadcasting family of Gospel formatted stations across the State of Texas. It is co-owned with stations in Killeen, San Antonio, and Houston. KGLD currently airs Gospel programming independently and in conjunction with its sister station, the Salt of the Earth Broadcasting flagship, KWWJ Baytown.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Summer 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  2. ^ "KGLD Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  3. ^ "KGLD Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2009-08-31.