KIKT
Broadcast areaGreenville, Texas and Vicinity
Frequency93.5 MHz
Branding93.5 The Coyote
Programming
FormatCountry music
AffiliationsToday's Best Country (Citadel)
Ownership
Owner
  • Christie Lynn Tate and Jonathan Tate Ellis
  • (E Radio Network, LLC)
KGVL
History
First air date
August 16, 1979
Former call signs
KGVL-FM (1984)
Call sign meaning
KIcK of Texas
Technical information
Facility ID21597
ClassC3
ERP18,000 watts
HAAT119.4 meters
Transmitter coordinates
33°13′16.00″N 95°41′20.00″W / 33.2211111°N 95.6888889°W / 33.2211111; -95.6888889
Links
Websiteeradio935.com

KIKT (93.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Cooper, Texas, United States, the station serves the Greenville, Hunt County area. The station is owned by Christie Lynn Tate and Jonathan Tate Ellis, through licensee E Radio Network, LLC.[1]

History

The previous Logo for KIKT under the previous moniker Kik-FM
The previous Logo for KIKT under the previous moniker Kik-FM

KIKT is owned by E Radio Network, LLC and the station is located in Greenville, Texas. The station went on the air as KGVL-FM on 1984-04-02. On 1984-09-04, the station changed its call sign to the current KIKT.[2]

Has aired different formats, including top 40 in the past. DJs who moved on to major market airwaves include Walt "the Trooper" Troup (KSCS/Dallas), Trey Elliot (KRSR Dallas) and Mike Sheppard (KRSR, KVIL, KZPS, 95.9 The Ranch/ Dallas), Brian Kulis (KVIL Dallas, Sportsradio with Mike Golic Phoenix, Kool FM Denver, KOA traffic Denver, The Doc Washburn National Podcast Talk Show).

With the recent change of logo and motto, "Hometown Radio" KIKT-FM was known as KIK-FM and played a variety of Country favorites.

KIK-FM carried on the tradition of broadcasting local events such as the Annual Rally Around Greenville, Greenville's Business Expo, Greenville Lions Friday Night Lights Tailgate Parties. Currently KIKT carries local area sports as well as local area events.

Cumulus Media announced on June 19, 2009 that it will sell its Greenville cluster (including KIKT) to KGVL Radio, LLC. One year later on June 29, 2010, KGVL Radio, LLC, announced that he would resell the station along with sister station KGVL back to Cumulus.[3]

KIKT was then sold to Hunt County Radio, LLC along with KGVL shortly after Cumulus resumed control. KIKT was then renamed "93.5 The Coyote" Continuing the Country Format.

On October 16, 2017, Hunt County Radio, LLC agreed to sell KIKT and KGVL to E Radio Network, LLC in an all cash transaction. On November 1, 2017, E Radio Network assumed programming control of KIKT 93.5 FM and KGVL 1400 AM. John Russell was named General Manager of the stations. The sale was consummated on March 14, 2018 at a price of $500,000.

References

  1. ^ "93.5 The Coyote". Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  2. ^ "KIKT Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "Local radio stations change hands again".