KTEK
Broadcast areaGreater Houston
Frequency1110 kHz
BrandingRelevant Radio
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatCatholic talk radio
AffiliationsRelevant Radio
Ownership
OwnerRelevant Radio, Inc.
History
First air date
March 18, 1980 (1980-03-18)
Call sign meaning
TEKxas (Texas)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID10827
ClassD
Power2,500 watts (daytime)
2,500 watts (critical hours)
Transmitter coordinates
29°22′51″N 95°14′15″W / 29.38083°N 95.23750°W / 29.38083; -95.23750
Translator(s)See § Translator
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen live
Websiterelevantradio.com

KTEK (1110 AM) – branded Relevant Radio – is a non-commercial Catholic radio station licensed to Alvin, Texas. Owned by Relevant Radio, Inc., the station serves Greater Houston but does not broadcast any local programming, instead functioning as a repeater for the Relevant Radio network. KTEK also simulcasts over Houston translator K241CM (96.1 FM). The KTEK transmitter is located in Alvin, while the transmitter for K241CM resides in Friendswood.

KTEK broadcasts only during the daytime as a Class D facility because it shares its frequency with clear channel KFAB in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Class FCC info Notes
K241CM 96.1 Houston, Texas 140620 250 304 m (997 ft) D FCC LMS First air date: December 30, 2016

History

KTEK in the 1990s once featured Vietnamese language programming and was declared the Voice of Vietnam in Houston. Salem Communications then acquired the station for its Christian-related programming. Then on December 11, 2007, Biz Radio bought the station as part of breaking away from a lease agreement with Multicultural Broadcasting's KXYZ, making KTEK the first Biz Radio O&O station. The signal is much weaker than that of its previous affiliate KXYZ. On March 16, 2010, KTEK was sold back to Salem. The deal included the cancellation of BizRadio's 2008 loan from Salem, estimated to be worth $1.26 million USD. Salem also received $800,000 in cash, but BizRadio was allowed the opportunity "purchase airtime for programming on certain stations" owned by Salem, according to the agreement.[1]

On August 15, 2019, Salem Communications announced its intent to sell KTEK, and the 96.1 translator relaying it, to Immaculate Heart Media. Immaculate Heart Media assumed control of the facility on November 14, 2019, and it became an affiliate of Relevant Radio.[2][3][4]

References

  1. ^ "Houston's KTEK (1110), sold for $7.8 million in 2008, goes back to Salem for $3.7 million". Radio-Info.com. March 17, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Jacobson, Adam. "Update: Salem Reveals Stations In Latest Sale As Stock Slides", Radio & Television Business Report. August 16, 2019. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  3. ^ Venta, Lance. "More On Immaculate Heart Media's Purchase Of Nine Stations From Salem", Radio Insight. August 16, 2019. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Application Search Details – BAL-20190814AAU, fcc.gov. Retrieved November 23, 2019.