Coordinates: 30°05′21″N 99°05′11″W / 30.0893°N 99.0863°W / 30.0893; -99.0863

KRNH
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KRNH Hill Country Patriot logo.png
Broadcast areaKerrville, Texas
Fredericksburg, Texas
Frequency92.3 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingThe Ranch
Programming
FormatCountry music
SubchannelsHD2: "The Hill Country Patriot" 104.3/102.1 (News-talk)
HD3: KFXE simulcast "The Fox"
HD4: "106.5 The Raptor" (Classic rock)
Ownership
Owner
  • Lyndell Grubbs
  • (Radio Ranch, Ltd.)
KKVR KFXE
History
First air date
October 1990
Former call signs
KITE (1990-2000)
Former frequencies
92.1 (1990-1994)
Call sign meaning
RaNcH[1]
Technical information
Facility ID41061
ClassC2
ERP20,000 watts
HAAT203 meters
Links
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Website923theranch.com
www.hillcountrypatriot.com

KRNH 92.3 The Ranch FM is a radio station licensed to Kerrville, Texas. The station broadcasts a country music format and is owned by Lyndell Grubbs, through licensee Radio Ranch, LLC.[2]

History

The station began broadcasting in October 1990, holding the call sign KITE and airing a soft adult contemporary format.[3][4] It originally broadcast at 92.1 MHz, but moved to 92.3 MHz in 1994, concurrent with a power increase.[3][5] Its format shifted to mainstream AC in 1997.[6] In 1998, the station adopted a classic rock format.[7] In 2000, the station was sold to Lyndell Grubbs's Radio Ranch, LLC, for $245,000.[8] In September 2000, the station's call sign was changed to KRNH and it adopted a country music format, with programming from ABC Radio's Real Country network.[9][10]

Subchannels

Hill Country Patriot

In March 2018, KRNH launched a news-talk format branded "The Hill Country Patriot" on its HD2 subchannel, which is simulcast on translators at 104.3 FM in Kerrville and 102.1 FM in Fredericksburg, Texas.[11]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class FCC info
K282BI 104.3 Kerrville, Texas 140641 250 199 m (653 ft) D FCC LMS
K271CH 102.1 Fredericksburg, Texas 140636 250 97 m (318 ft) D FCC LMS

The Raptor

On October 1, 2020, KRNH launched a classic rock format on its HD4 subchannel, branded "106.5 The Raptor", which is simulcast on 106.5 K293CY.[12]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class FCC info
K293CY 106.5 Kerrville, Texas 140628 250 199 m (653 ft) D FCC LMS

References

  1. ^ "Call Letter Changes", The M Street Journal. Vol. 17, No. 38. September 20, 2000. p. 5. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  2. ^ KRNH fcc.gov. Accessed December 19, 2013
  3. ^ a b Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1993, Broadcasting, 1993. p. B-352. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  4. ^ The M Street Radio Directory. 1991. p. 374. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  5. ^ Application Search Details – File Number: BLH-19940603KD, fcc.gov. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  6. ^ "Format Changes & Updates", The M Street Journal. Vol. 14, No. 8. February 26, 1997. p. 2. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  7. ^ "Format Changes & Updates", The M Street Journal. Vol. 15, No. 21. May 27, 1998. p. 2. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  8. ^ "Changing Hands", Broadcasting & Cable. August 28, 2000. p. 57. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  9. ^ Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  10. ^ "Format Changes & Updates", The M Street Journal. Vol. 17, No. 38. September 20, 2000. p. 2. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  11. ^ "Belew joins Ranch Radio Group, format to change", Hill Country Community Journal. March 29, 2018. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  12. ^ "Raptor Attacks Texas' Hill Country", RadioInsight. October 13, 2020. Retrieved October 13, 2020.