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KQXT-FM
Q101.9Logo.png
Broadcast areaGreater San Antonio
Frequency101.9 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingQ 101.9
Programming
Language(s)
FormatAdult contemporary
Subchannels
Ownership
Owner
KXXM, KAJA, KRPT, KZEP, WOAI, KTKR
History
First air date
January 1, 1967; 55 years ago (1967-01-01)
Former call signs
KCOR-FM (1967–1971)
Technical information
Facility ID11962
ClassC1
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT202 m (663 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
29°25′07″N 98°29′02″W / 29.41861°N 98.48389°W / 29.41861; -98.48389 (KQXT)
Translator(s)105.7 K289BN (San Antonio, relays HD3)
Links
Webcast
Website

KQXT-FM (101.9 FM, "Q101.9") is an American adult contemporary formatted radio station in San Antonio, Texas. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, with studios located in the Stone Oak neighborhood of San Antonio. The station transmits from an antenna atop Tower of the Americas in downtown San Antonio.

History

For most of its existence, KQXT was known as easy listening or adult contemporary-formatted "KQ-102". The station began in 1967 as KCOR-FM with its antenna at sister station KCOR’s tower site at Abe Lincoln Road in North West San Antonio. KCOR was an established Spanish-language station, going back to 1946. The FM was always separate from the AM. The station was sold (with KCOR) in 1975 to Harbenito Radio (later known as Tichenor Media), along with KCOR. The FM moved from Abe Lincoln Road to the Tower of the Americas site in downtown San Antonio in 1972. It was sold to Westinghouse' Group W Broadcasting in 1984. In 1990, KQXT moved away from their longtime "Elevator Music" image to a more mainstream AC playlist[1] with the new slogan, "Continuous Soft Favorites" and was re-branded as "KQ-102". The station achieved great success in the early 1990s, and, at one point was the top adult station in San Antonio. It was acquired by Clear Channel in 1993 in a deal that involved other local stations.

In 2000, KQXT was re-branded as "Soft Rock 101.9" in an effort to move to a more contemporary playlist.

On January 2, 2007, the station rebranded as "Q101.9". The format remains intact with the addition of more rhythmic songs.

As with most iHeartMedia-owned adult contemporary stations, KQXT devotes the month leading to Christmas to playing continuous holiday music.

Delilah was previously heard on KQXT in recent years until 2011, when the station dropped her show. On July 3, 2017, KQXT brought back her show. Delilah was dropped again in August 2018.

On November 9, 2020, KQXT added the nationally syndicated Kidd Kraddick Morning Show to their programing line-up.

K289BN/KQXT-HD3

In May 2012, KQXT-HD3 was activated and began simulcasting sister station WOAI-AM, which was also simulcasted on translator K289BN (105.7 FM).

On September 19, 2012, K289BN began simulcasting KRPT, and changed their format to Rhythmic CHR, branded as "Wild 92.5/105.7".

On February 22, 2013, KRPT changed to Classic Country. K289BN kept the rhythmic CHR format and "WiLD" brand until the station changed to Regional Mexican, branded as "La Preciosa" on January 17, 2014.

References

  1. ^ "B/EZ KQXT Adopts Soft AC Approach" (PDF). Radio and Records. August 31, 1990. pp. 3, 30. Retrieved January 24, 2017.

Coordinates: 29°25′08″N 98°29′02″W / 29.419°N 98.484°W / 29.419; -98.484