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KMKS 102.5 FM (logo).jpg
Bay City, Texas
Broadcast areaCentral Gulf Coast
Frequency102.5 MHz
Branding“Hot Country 102.5”
OwnerSandlin Broadcasting Co., Inc.
(Sandlin Broadcasting Co., Inc.)
First air date
27 July 1984
Former frequencies
92.1 (1984-1990)
Call sign meaning
K - Margaret Kay Sandlin (named for station owner)
Technical information
Facility ID58979
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT142 Meters
Transmitter coordinates
28°47′50″N 96°9′21″W / 28.79722°N 96.15583°W / 28.79722; -96.15583

KMKS (102.5 FM known as "Hot Country 102.5") serves Bay City, Texas and the region south of Houston. The radio station plays country music both National and Texas plus features topics of regional interest, regional news and weather, local personalities, and requests and dedications. Owned by Sandlin Broadcasting Co., Inc, KMKS is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to operate on 102.5 FM.[1] The KMKS transmitter is located near Palacios, Texas. The station's call sign is a tribute to the station's owner and president, Margaret Kay Sandlin, who built and has managed the station since 1984.


Class A: Application for Construction Permit was received by the Federal Communications Commission on June 23, 1982 to operate on the assigned frequency of 92.1 MHz at 3,000 watts. The station signed on at 92.1 FM on July 27, 1984 at 2:57 pm. At that time, KMKS played Adult contemporary music. In 1997 KMKS switched its formats to country music.

Class C2:50,000 watts: August 13, 1990 KMKS applied for a station license of its newly upgraded facility with its assigned new frequency of 102.5 kHz and 50,000 watts BPH-20030206ACK .

Class C1: 100,000 watts. KMKS filed an Application for an FM Broadcast Station License to operate as C1, 100,000 watts on July 20, 2007 (BLH-20070720ABH), which was accepted for filing by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) July 23, 2007. KMKS received its license to cover (BPH-20030206ACK) August 6, 2007. At that time, KMKS 102.5 FM went from 50,000 to 100,000 watts ERP with a country music format.


Studio location

Studio is located at 2309 5th Street in Bay City Texas. Mailing address is P.O. Box 789, Bay City, Texas 77404-0789