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KTMY
CityCoon Rapids, Minnesota
Broadcast areaMinneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Frequency107.1 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding"myTalk 107.1"
Programming
FormatEntertainment talk
SubchannelsHD2: WDGY simulcast (Classic hits / oldies)
AffiliationsABC News Radio
Ownership
OwnerHubbard Broadcasting
(KTMY-FM, LLC)
Radio: KSTP, KSTP-FM
TV: KSTC-TV, KSTP-TV
History
First air date
1968 (as WIXK-FM)
Former call signs
WIXK-FM (1979–2002)
WFMP (2002-2010)
Call sign meaning
Derived from the "MY Talk" branding
Technical information
Facility ID60641
ClassC2
ERP22,000 watts
HAAT179 m (587 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
45°3′45.0″N 93°8′22.0″W / 45.062500°N 93.139444°W / 45.062500; -93.139444
Repeater(s)106.5 WARH-HD2 (St. Louis)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitemytalk1071.com

MyTalk 107.1 (107.1 MHz FM) is an entertainment-oriented talk radio station. The MyTalk broadcast signal reaches the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, as well as parts of North Dakota and South Dakota. MyTalk streams via the MyTalk1071.com and the MyTalk107.1 Mobile App.[1] The station is owned and operated by Hubbard Broadcasting.[2][3]

Station history

The station was originally licensed to serve New Richmond, Wisconsin as WIXK-FM, simulcasting the country music format of that city's WIXK 1590 AM. Hubbard Broadcasting bought both stations in 2000 for $27 million and moved WIXK-FM to the immediate Twin Cities area, where the station's city of license was changed from New Richmond to Coon Rapids, Minnesota and its transmitter moved to the Telefarm installation in Shoreview.

On June 3, 2002, WIXK-FM adopted the WFMP call sign and dropped country in favor of a talk format, originally branded as "FM 107" ("real. life. conversation."), that emphasized issues, topics, and conversations that catered to a female audience.[4][5] The original FM 107 schedule included national call-in/advice shows featuring Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Dr. Joy Browne, and Clark Howard, but locally produced programming would make up a majority of the schedule in later years.

The "myTalk 107.1" branding officially went into effect in February 2010.[6][7]

MyTalk has been recognized for its loyal listening base.[8]

The original myTalk lineup was Ian and Margery (morning drive), Colleen and The Boys (mid-morning), Jason and Alexis (afternoons), Lori and Julia (afternoon drive), and Brian and Shelletta (evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.). The Brian and Shelletta show was cancelled in July 2010.[9] The 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. slot was replaced by a Jason and Alexis show rebroadcast. Colleen and The Boys (hosted by Colleen Kruse, Chris Reuvers, and G.R. Anderson) was cancelled March 2012,[10] and the timeslot was replaced by the Colleen and Bradley show (hosted by Colleen Lindstrom and Bradley Traynor). While minor on-air talent and schedule changes have occurred, the it has remained largely unchanged since adopting the myTalk branding in February 2010.[11]

In 2007, the station heeded a call from condemned inmate Philip Workman to have vegetarian pizza delivered to homeless residents of Nashville, Tennessee.[12]

HD Radio

KTMY has been broadcasting a HD radio signal since October 2011. The station's HD-2 subchannel aired a simulcast of the sports format of sister station KSTP (AM); that simulcast moved to a subchannel of KSTP-FM in December 2013. The HD2 is now simulcasting the oldies format of Borgen Broadcasting-owned WDGY.[13][14]

References

  1. ^ Ink, Radio (2017-07-05). "Why Is MyTalk The Talk of The Town". Radio Ink. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  2. ^ "Shows". myTalk 107.1. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  3. ^ Ink, Radio (2017-07-05). "Why Is MyTalk The Talk of The Town". Radio Ink. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  4. ^ "Hubbard's WIXK picks women talk", from The Business Journal (Minneapolis-St. Paul edition), May 17, 2002
  5. ^ https://archive.org/details/cftp-wixk-2002-06-10
  6. ^ "Best of the Twin Cities 2006: Best Radio Station About Nothing" Archived 2010-02-26 at the Wayback Machine, from CityPages, April 26, 2006
  7. ^ "FM107 changing to myTalk107", from St. Paul Pioneer Press, 2/1/2010
  8. ^ Ink, Radio (2017-07-05). "Why Is MyTalk The Talk of The Town". Radio Ink. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  9. ^ "'Brian and Sheletta Show' on MyTalk 107.1 canceled". Twin Cities. 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  10. ^ Staff, BMTN. "MyTalk 107 cuts Colleen Kruse, Chris Reuvers talk show team". Bring Me The News. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  11. ^ "Elizabeth Ries joining Margery Punnett as myTalk co-host". Twin Cities. 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  12. ^ "Executed man's last request honored—pizza for homeless", from cnn.com, May 2007
  13. ^ Source: Northpine.com (posted 12/26/2013)
  14. ^ https://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=16 Archived 2017-01-11 at the Wayback Machine HD Radio Guide for Minneapolis-St. Paul