KPYN
Frequency900 kHz
BrandingKPYN 900 AM - 103.9 FM
Programming
FormatNews-Talk
Ownership
OwnerFreed AM Corp.
History
First air date
1950
Former call signs
KALT (1950-2000)
Technical information
Facility ID2766
ClassD
Power1,000 watts day
33 watts night
Translator(s)103.9 K280GV (Atlanta)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitekpyn.net

KPYN is a radio station airing a News-Talk format licensed to Atlanta, Texas, broadcasting on 900 kHz AM. The station is owned by Freed AM Corp.[1]

KPYN is also heard on 95.5 FM and 103.9 FM through translators located in Atlanta, Texas.

History

The station was first licensed in 1950, as KALT, to the Ark-La-Tex Broadcasting Company, operating with 1,000 watts on 900 kHz, daytime only.

Expanded Band assignment

On March 17, 1997 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that 88 stations had been given permission to move to newly available "Expanded Band" transmitting frequencies, from 1610 to 1700 kHz. KALT was the only station in the United States authorized for 1610 kHz.[2] This new assignment inherited the KALT call sign, with the original KALT changing to KPYN on June 30, 2000.

The FCC provided that both the original station and its expanded band counterpart could optionally operate simultaneously for up to five years, after which owners would have to turn in one of the two licenses, depending on whether they preferred the new assignment or elected to remain on the original frequency.[2] It was ultimately decided to relinquish the 1610 kHz assignment, which was deleted on July 18, 2005,[3] and continue broadcasting on the original 900 kHz frequency.

References

  1. ^ KPYN fcc.gov. Retrieved October 5, 2012
  2. ^ a b "FCC Public Notice: Mass Media Bureau Announces Revised AM Expanded Band Allotment Plan and Filing Window for Eligible Stations" (FCC DA 97-537), March 17, 1997.
  3. ^ DKALT Call Sign History, Facility ID: 86827, (FCC.gov)

Coordinates: 33°04′58″N 94°10′58″W / 33.08278°N 94.18278°W / 33.08278; -94.18278