KTAM
KTAM RadioAlegria1240-100.1 logo.png
Broadcast areaBrazos Valley
Frequency1240 kHz
BrandingRadio Alegria
Programming
FormatRegional Mexican
Ownership
OwnerBrazos Valley Communications, LLC
History
First air date
November 26, 1947 (as KORA)
Former call signs
KORA (1947-1973)
Call sign meaning
K Texas A&M
Technical information
Facility ID62002
ClassC
Power380 watts unlimited
Translator(s)100.1 K261EY (Bryan)
Links
Websiteradioalegria1240.com

KTAM (1240 AM) is an American radio station licensed to Bryan, Texas. The station airs a Regional Mexican music format, branded as "Radio Alegria". KTAM is owned and operated by Brazos Valley Communications, LLC. Brazos Valley Communications acquired the station in August 2006 from Equicom.[1][2]

History

KTAM was initially proposed by David C. Jones Jr. in June 1947, as a 250 watt fulltime broadcast facility, under the licensee name of Bryan Broadcasting Company. The facility was assigned the callsign KORA by request, as it was the first name of Jones's mother, and received an initial License to Cover on November 26, 1947.

KORA aired a Country and Western format for many years. On May 31, 1966, KORA-FM was signed on as the sister station to KORA, which continues to program the heritage Country format as the continuation to this facility. The callsign was changed to the current KTAM in 1973.

KTAM began airing Spanish language programming after competitor 99.5 KBMA "La Fabulosa" was sold to Clear Channel Communications in 2001, changed format to Classic Rock, and became KNFX-FM. Some of the former KBMA staff were hired by KTAM.

Prior to the format change to Spanish language, KTAM had broadcast an oldies music format.

Coordinates: 30°39′01″N 96°20′57″W / 30.65028°N 96.34917°W / 30.65028; -96.34917