KKMY
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Broadcast areaBeaumont/Port Arthur
Frequency104.5 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding104.5 Kiss FM
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatRhythmic Top 40
SubchannelsHD2: Urban contemporary "103.3 The Beat"
AffiliationsPremium Choice
iHeartRadio
Ownership
Owner
KCOL-FM, KYKR, KIOC, KLVI
History
First air date
July 14, 1972
(50 years ago)
 (1972-07-14)
Former call signs
  • KOBS (1972–1974)
  • KZOM-FM (1974–1980)
  • KZOM (1980–1984)
Call sign meaning
previous "My 104.5" branding
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID62239
ClassC1
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT233 meters (764 ft)
Translator(s)HD2: 103.3 K277AG (Beaumont)
Links
Public license information
Webcast
Websitekiss1045fm.iheart.com
1033thebeat.iheart.com (HD2)

KKMY (104.5 FM, "104.5 Kiss FM"), is a Rhythmic Top 40 formatted radio station in Orange, Texas. It serves the entire Golden Triangle (Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange) and is owned by iHeartMedia. Its studios are located southeast of the I-10/US 69 interchange in Beaumont, and its transmitter is located in Vidor, Texas.

History

KOBS signed on the air July 14, 1972, with an ERP of 55 kilowatts, at a height of 215 meters, from a transmission site on Moss Lane in Orange County, 7 miles northwest of Orange, Texas. The facility was originally owned by Charles Hubert Kobs, who requested the original KOBS call sign for the facility.

The station became Album Oriented Rock "Zoom 104 & 1/2" as KZOM-FM on March 13, 1974. The -FM suffix was dropped from the KZOM call set on April 1, 1980.

On February 1, 1984, by this point branded as "Zoom 104", the station changed formats from Rock to Adult Contemporary "My 104.5", accompanied by a call change to the current KKMY. In the 2000s, KKMY tweaked its format from Adult Contemporary to Hot Adult Contemporary as "Mix 104.5".

The station flipped formats to the current Rhythmic Top 40 playlist in 2011. KKMY plays hit music from iHeartMedia Premium Choice's "Wild" Rhythmic format feed, targeted towards a younger audience.[1] The station's main competition is Cumulus Media's Top 40/CHR KQXY.

KKMY-HD2; "103.3 The Beat"

On August 1, 2014, KKMY's HD2 subchannel and FM translator K277AG, which had aired a comedy format, was launched with a R&B/Hip-Hop format as "103.3 The Beat," which is also using programming from the Premium Choice feed. Patterned after its sister station in Houston, KQBT, the translator/HD2 combo is targeting younger listeners as it takes on Cumulus Urban KTCX, who, like sister station KQXY, caters to adult listeners with a conservative playlist.[2]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
K277AG 103.3 Beaumont, Texas 51844 90 51.3 m (168 ft) D 30°04′33″N 94°07′49″W / 30.07583°N 94.13028°W / 30.07583; -94.13028 FCC LMS

References

  1. ^ "KKMY Brownsville Kisses Into Town" from Radio Insight (December 26, 2011)
  2. ^ "Beat Launches In Beaumont" from Radio Insight (August 1, 2014)

Coordinates: 30°09′22″N 93°59′10″W / 30.156°N 93.986°W / 30.156; -93.986