|Broadcast area||Greater Houston|
|Format||Catholic talk radio|
|Owner||Relevant Radio, Inc.|
First air date
|March 18, 1980|
Call sign meaning
|Power||2,500 watts (daytime)|
2,500 watts (critical hours)
|Translator(s)||See § Translator|
Public license information
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.
|City of license||Facility
|K241CM||96.1||Houston, Texas||140620||250||304 m (997 ft)||D||FCC LMS||First air date: December 30, 2016|
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.
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.