KRPT
CityDevine, Texas
Broadcast areaSan Antonio, Texas
Frequency92.5 MHz
Branding92.5 and 93.3 The Bull
SloganSan Antonio's Classic Country Station
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatClassic country
Ownership
OwneriHeartMedia
(iHM Licenses, LLC)
KAJA, KQXT-FM, KTKR, KXXM, KZEP-FM, WOAI
History
First air date
1982 (as KDCI)
Former call signs
KDCI (1982–1985)
KTXX (1985–1998)
KSJL-FM (1998–2004)
KHTY (2004–2005)
Call sign meaning
K R the PatrioT
K R Progressive Talk
(former formats)
Technical information
Facility ID25904
ClassC2
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT150 m (492 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
28°55′32.00″N 99°2′53.00″W / 28.9255556°N 99.0480556°W / 28.9255556; -99.0480556
Translator(s)93.3 K227BH (San Antonio, TX)
Repeater(s)104.5-3 KZEP-HD3
Links
WebcastListen live (via iHeartRadio)
Websitethebullcountry.iheart.com

KRPT (92.5 FM) is a commercial radio station broadcasting a classic country format. Licensed to Devine, Texas, United States, the station serves the San Antonio area. The station is owned by iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel Communications).[1] The KRPT studios are located in the Stone Oak neighborhood in Far North San Antonio, and the transmitter site is in Pearsall.

History

The station first signed on November 17, 1982 on the 92.1 FM frequency as KDCI with a middle of the road music format.[2] The station changed its call sign to KTXX in June 1985[3] and later moved to 92.5 FM.

In August 1998, KTXX-FM Inc. president Kahn Hamon sold the station to San Antonio-based Clear Channel Communications for $1.5 million; at the time of the sale, it aired a country music format.[4] A month later, the station changed its call letters to KSJL-FM and flipped to urban adult contemporary as a simulcast of KSJL (760 AM). On February 20, 2004, KSJL-FM changed its format to rhythmic contemporary with the branding "Hot 92-5";[5] new call letters KHTY followed on June 9, 2004.

On March 17, 2005, the station adopted the call sign KRPT to match its new progressive talk format. The lineup featured a program hosted by television talk show personality Jerry Springer in the mornings. This format lasted only until Thanksgiving weekend, when KRPT launched an all-Texas country music format known as "92.5 The Outlaw". On April 15, 2010, KRPT switched to a conservative talk radio format, branded as "92.5 The Patriot". KRPT restored most of KPWT's lineup which was dropped when that station flipped to classic rock on April 1.

On September 19, 2012, KRPT added an FM translator station, K289BN (105.7 MHz) and changed formats to rhythmic contemporary as "Wild 92.5/105.7".[6]

On February 22, 2013, KRPT changed their format to classic country, branded as "92.5 "K-BUC".[7] The "WiLD" format continued on 105.7 and 101.9-HD3 until being replaced by a regional Mexican format as "La Preciosa" on January 20, 2014.

On June 24, 2015, KRPT began simulcasting on sister station KZEP-FM's HD3 subchannel and translator K227BH (93.3 FM) in San Antonio.[8]

On October 29, 2015, KRPT and K227BH/KZEP-FMHD3 rebranded as "92.5 and 93.3 The Bull", making no changes to music or disc jockeys. This was a preemptive action by iHeartMedia following a report that rival radio company Alpha Media had a website, nearly completed, indicating that a flip of KHHL to country as "103.1 The Bull" was imminent.[9]

References

  1. ^ "KRPT Facility Record". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada" (PDF). Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook 1984. Broadcasting Publications Inc. 1984. p. B-248. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. June 3, 1985. p. 112.
  4. ^ "Changing Hands" (PDF). Broadcasting & Cable. R.R. Bowker. August 31, 1998. p. 54. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "KSJL-FM Moves To CHR/Rhythmic" (PDF). Radio & Records. February 27, 2004. p. 3. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  6. ^ Venta, Lance (September 19, 2012). "Wild 92.5/105.7 San Antonio Debuts". RadioInsight. RadioBB Networks. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  7. ^ Venta, Lance (February 22, 2013). "92.5 K-Buc Debuts in San Antonio". RadioInsight. RadioBB Networks. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  8. ^ Venta, Lance (June 24, 2015). "93.3 KZEP Returns to a K-Buc Simulcast". RadioInsight. RadioBB Networks. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  9. ^ Venta, Lance (October 29, 2015). "K-Buc San Antonio Rebrands As The Bull". RadioInsight. RadioBB Networks. Retrieved December 19, 2018.