KRCM
CityShenandoah, Texas
Broadcast areaGreater Houston
Frequency1380 kHz
BrandingRadio Vida 1380 AM
Programming
Language(s)Spanish
FormatSpanish Religious
Ownership
OwnerDaij Media, LLC
KJOZ KQUE KFTG KMIC KBRZ KQUE-FM KUZN KABA-FM
History
First air date
June 30, 1947; 74 years ago (1947-06-30)
Former call signs
KPBX (1947-1953)
KJIM (1953-1954)
KJET (1954-1990)
KWIC (1990-1991)
KKFH (1991-1993)
KZXT (1993-1995)
KJUS (1995-1998)
KWBK (01/1998-06/1998)[1]
Technical information
Facility ID14228
ClassD
Power22,000 watts day/50 watts night
Repeater(s)38.8 KZHO-LD (Houston)
Links
Websitehttp://radioaleluya.org/

KRCM (1380 AM) is a terrestrial AM radio station, licensed to Shenandoah, Texas. The station broadcasts a Spanish Religious format as "Radio Vida 1380" and is owned by Daij Media, LLC.

History

KRCM originated in Beaumont, Texas as KPBX in 1947.[2]

During the 1950s and 1960s, KRCM was known as KJET, a blues and R&B station. It was the only black station in Beaumont. Johnny Winter said that he "spent hours each day listening to KJET" and it heavily influenced his music styles.[3] KJET (known on as air "K-Jet") continued through the 1980s, even as it faced competition from both FM operators and KALO, which had dropped country during the decade to become the Triangle's second Black targeted station as "Kay-Lo".

The facility relocated to a site east of Tamina Road in Shenandoah, TX in 2007.[4]

As of 18 January 2017, KRCM has received the grant officially increasing the daytime power level from 2.8 to 22 kilowatts, while the night power has decreased to 50 watts, down from 60.[5]

References

  1. ^ Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Accessed July 13, 2014
  2. ^ KRCM fcc.gov. Accessed December 13, 2013
  3. ^ [1] Wall Street Journal, "A True Bluesman". Accessed July 13, 2014
  4. ^ [2] radiodiscussion.com. Accessed July 13, 2014
  5. ^ [3] fccdata.org. Accessed March 4, 2017


Coordinates: 30°07′40″N 95°57′35″W / 30.12778°N 95.95972°W / 30.12778; -95.95972