|Simulcast of KLEY-FM Jourdanton|
|City||Karnes City, Texas|
|Broadcast area||San Antonio, Texas|
|Owner||Alpha Media (sale to Educational Media Foundation pending) |
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
|KJXK, KLEY-FM, KSAH, KSAH-FM, KTFM, KTSA, KZDC|
First air date
|March 2005 (as KTXX)|
Former call signs
|HAAT||179 meters (587 ft)|
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.
In August 2005, KTXX became the 70th Air America Radio affiliate. In December 2006, the station dropped Air America and switched to a new format. According to BMP's San Antonio web page, the station broadcast a mix of Contemporary Spanish Christian Music, satellite news, and commentary.
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.
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.
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.