KHHL
Simulcast of KLEY-FM Jourdanton
CityKarnes City, Texas
Broadcast areaSan Antonio, Texas
Frequency103.1 (MHz)
BrandingTejano 95.7
Programming
FormatTejano
Ownership
OwnerAlpha Media (sale to Educational Media Foundation pending)
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
KJXK, KLEY-FM, KSAH, KSAH-FM, KTFM, KTSA, KZDC
History
First air date
March 2005 (as KTXX)
Former call signs
KTXX (2003-2009)
Technical information
Facility ID78984
ClassC2
ERP34,000 watts
HAAT179 meters (587 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
29°00′47″N 97°40′03″W / 29.0130°N 97.6675°W / 29.0130; -97.6675Coordinates: 29°00′47″N 97°40′03″W / 29.0130°N 97.6675°W / 29.0130; -97.6675
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitetejano957.com

KHHL (103.1 FM) is an American radio station, licensed to serve the community of Karnes City, Texas. The station broadcasts a Tejano format to the San Antonio area. It is managed by Alpha Media and the broadcast license is held by Alpha Media Licensee LLC; they have announced a planned transfer with the Educational Media Foundation, wherein EMF would assume ownership of KHHL in exchange for their remaining portion of EMF-owned, Alpha-operated translator K275CH in Portland, Oregon. Its studios are located in Northeast San Antonio, and the transmitter site is near Yorktown, Texas.

History

In August 2005, KTXX became the 70th Air America Radio affiliate.[1] In December 2006, the station dropped Air America and switched to a new format.[2] According to BMP's San Antonio web page, the station broadcast a mix of Contemporary Spanish Christian Music, satellite news, and commentary.[3]

Former logo
Former logo

In 2009, La Luz became "La Lupe 103.1 FM" playing Spanish favorites. KTXX dropped its Spanish Christian talk format. On November 2, 2009, the station changed their call letters to "KHHL". In 2010, the station changed formats once again to Spanish-language sports talk, branded as ESPN Deportes.

On May 6, 2019, KHHL began simulcasting sister station KLEY-FM and its Regional Mexican format.[citation needed]

On February 23, 2022, KHHL changed their format from Regional Mexican to Tejano, branded as "Tejano 95.7", still simulcasting KLEY-FM. This would ultimately be a placeholder format, as just over 2 weeks later on March 4, Alpha announced a transfer deal with the Educational Media Foundation; EMF would assume the license of KHHL in exchange for EMF's license for translator K275CH in Portland, Oregon, currently owned by EMF and operated by Alpha. While no cash will change hands in the license swap, Alpha will pay $111,000 to offset a portion of the rent remaining on KHHL’s lease.[4][5]

Signal issues

KHHL's reach is hindered in the San Antonio metropolitan area because it is a rimshot signal located roughly 50 miles southeast of the city's center, in rural Karnes City. Like many other rimshot signals in other markets, this has hindered the success of the station, and hence they have never made a serious impact in the San Antonio ratings.

In June 2012, KHHL was granted a construction permit by the FCC to upgrade its broadcast facilities and increase its effective radiated power. However that permit has since expired.

References

  1. ^ "FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!". www.fmqb.com. Archived from the original on 2005-11-22.
  2. ^ "LTR - Watching Alternative Media for Five Years".
  3. ^ "BMP RADIO - CORPORATE - Market / Stations [SAN ANTONIO]". www.bmpradio.com. Archived from the original on 2007-03-24.
  4. ^ Alpha Launches Tejano 95.7 San Antonio Radioinsight - February 23, 2022
  5. ^ Alpha & EMF Swap Portland & San Antonio Area Facilities