KJON
CityCarrollton, Texas
Broadcast areaDallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Frequency850 kHz
Programming
FormatSpanish Catholic
Ownership
OwnerChatham Hill Foundation
(Carrollton Broadcasting of Texas, LP)
KATH
History
First air date
1997
Former call signs
KRPT
Technical information
ClassD
Power5,000 Watts (Daytime Only)
Links
WebsiteGuadalupe Radio Network

KJON (850 kHz) is an AM radio station licensed to Carrollton, Texas, and serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It is owned and operated by Chatham Hill Foundation, which runs the religious Guadalupe Radio Network. KJON carries a Spanish-language Catholic talk and teaching radio format. It is sister stations with KATH 910 AM, which broadcasts a similar format in English.

By day, KJON is powered at 5,000 watts. 850 AM is a clear channel frequency reserved for Class A KOA Denver. For that reason, KJON is a daytimer station and must leave the air at night to avoid interference. The transmitter is off Dallas Parkway in Celina, Texas.

History

The station was KRPT until 1997 in Anadarko, Oklahoma, when it became KJON. The station moved to the Dallas area on June 10, 2003. Station signed on with a Tropical music format on May 3, 2004.

In November, 2006 the station license was transferred[permanent dead link] from BMP Fort Worth to Chatham Hill Foundation. details



Coordinates: 33°16′42″N 96°49′16″W / 33.27833°N 96.82111°W / 33.27833; -96.82111