KGNC
CityAmarillo, Texas
Frequency710 kHz
BrandingNewstalk 710 & 97.5 KGNC!
SloganAmarillo's News Leader...Newstalk & Sports 710 AM & 97.5 FM KGNC!
Programming
FormatNews/Talk/Sports
Ownership
OwnerAlpha Media LLC
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
KXGL, KVWE
History
First air date
1922 (99 years ago) (1922) (as WDAG)
Call sign meaning
K Globe News Company
Technical information
Facility ID63159
ClassB
Power10,000 watts
Translator(s)97.5 K248DE (Amarillo)
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitekgncnewsnow.com
KGNC-FM
CityAmarillo, Texas
Broadcast areaAmarillo, Texas
Frequency97.9 MHz
BrandingAmarillo's Country 97.9
SloganAmarillo's Country
Programming
FormatCountry
AffiliationsABC News Radio
Ownership
OwnerAlpha Media LLC
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
KXGL KVWE
History
First air date
1992 (29 years ago) (1992)
Call sign meaning
K Globe News Company
Technical information
Facility ID63161
ClassC
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT398 meters
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitekgncfm.com

KGNC is a radio broadcast service in Amarillo, Texas, United States. It operates KGNC (710 AM) and KGNC-FM (97.9 FM). Both stations are owned by the Alpha Media LLC. Studios for both AM and FM partners are located in southwest Amarillo near the former Western Plaza shopping center.

KGNC was formed when the Amarillo Globe-News Publishing Company purchased two radio stations, WDAG and KRGS. WDAG was the first radio station in Amarillo. On December 24, 1958, KGNC aired the first FM broadcast in the Amarillo region.

KGNC boasts a relatively large coverage area, due to its fairly high power (10,000-watt signal) and the surrounding area's high ground conductivity, based from its transmitter northeast of Amarillo in Carson County. KGNC provides at least secondary coverage of large portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and New Mexico, including such cities as Lubbock and Abilene, Texas; Clovis and Roswell, New Mexico and Garden City, Kansas. Under the right conditions, KGNC's signal has been received during the day in the suburbs of Dallas and Oklahoma City. At night, KGNC can sometimes be heard as far west as Tucson, Arizona.

710 AM is a United States clear-channel frequency, on which WOR in New York, New York and KIRO in Seattle, Washington share Class A status. Other stations on this frequency must protect the nighttime skywave signals of the Class A stations, with reduced power and/or directional signals.

KGNC-FM airs a country music format while KGNC broadcasts news and provides syndicated talk show programs such as The Rush Limbaugh Show and The Kim Komando Show. The transmitter for this station is in unincorporated Potter County north of Amarillo.

Both stations are responsible for the activation of the Emergency Alert System in the Amarillo area.

Programming

Newstalk 710 broadcasts ABC News on the hour, every hour, along with local news and weather updates (except during sporting events).

Weekdays

The KGNC-AM control board
The KGNC-AM control board

Local news updates are broadcast at 4 minutes past the hour. Weekday programs include NewsDay Amarillo, The Chat with David Lovejoy, Lori Crofford, Chuck Williams simulcast TV broadcast on Newschannel 10 from 7am to 9am Brian Kilmeade & Friends, The Rush Limbaugh Show, Markley, Van Camp and Robbins, and The Dave Ramsey Show

Saturday

Local news updates are broadcast at 4 minutes past the hour until 5:04 PM. Regular programs include Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, The Golden Spread Agri-Business Hour, NewsDay Amarillo, Southwest Outdoors with Mel Phillips, Smart Money Radio with Mark and Marcy McKay, The Panhandle Greenhouse Garden Show, Dale Buckner's Financial Clinic, Let Me Speak To The Realtor with Greg Glenn, Rush Limbaugh Week in Review, and The Dave Ramsey Show.

Sunday

Regular programs include Coast to Coast AM with Ian Punnett, The Horse Show, The Cowboy Corner, The Kim Komando Show, The Dave Ramsey Show, Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, and select paid programming.

Sporting events

Programming will resume as scheduled after the conclusion of the sporting event.

History

KGNC arose from a 1935 merger of two stations, WDAG and KGRS, that shared the 1410 kHz broadcasting frequency in Amarillo. After Federal Communications Commission approval of the merger, KGNC operated with 2,500 W (daytime) and 1,000 W (night). It was owned and operated by the Amarillo Globe-News.[1]

Translator

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class FCC info
K248DE 97.5 MHz Amarillo, Texas 147975 250 157 m (515 ft) D FCC LMS

KGNC-FM

AIRSTAFF - KGNC FM

Big D and Bubba/Mornings - 5am - 9am

Kelsey K/ Middays - 9am - 3pm

Scott Gaines/ Afternoons - 3pm - 7pm

BDub /Evenings - 7pm -12am

Lori Crofford - Weekends

Zac Granthem - Weekends

Kaleb Collins - Weekends

References

  1. ^ "Newspaper Operates KGNC" (PDF). Broadcasting. July 1, 1935. Retrieved 24 October 2014.

KGNC

KGNC-FM

Coordinates: 35°25′11″N 101°33′24″W / 35.41972°N 101.55667°W / 35.41972; -101.55667