KTSN
KTSN SunRadio100.1 logo.png
Broadcast areaAustin area
Frequency1060 kHz
BrandingSun Radio
Programming
FormatAdult Album Alternative - Americana
Ownership
OwnerTownship Media, LLC DBA The Sun Radio Network
See § Repeaters, KFIT
History
First air date
March 15, 1967 (1967-03-15)
Former call signs
  • KHRB (1967–1973)
  • KCLT (1973–1983)
  • KHJK (1983–1988)
  • KFIT (1988–2022)
Call sign meaning
K T S u N
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID34430
ClassD
Power2,000 watts day
Transmitter coordinates
30°19′13″N 97°38′59″W / 30.32028°N 97.64972°W / 30.32028; -97.64972Coordinates: 30°19′13″N 97°38′59″W / 30.32028°N 97.64972°W / 30.32028; -97.64972
Translator(s)See § Repeaters
Repeater(s)See § Repeaters
Links
Public license information
Websitewww.sunradio.com

KTSN (1060 AM) is a radio station licensed to Lockhart, Texas, United States, serving the Austin area. The station is currently owned by Township Media, LLC, and broadcasts an adult album alternative and americana format known as Sun Radio.

History

KHRB signed on March 15, 1967, as Lockhart's first radio station. It was owned by Heath–Reasoner Broadcasters (Dan Heath of Lockhart and Marion Reasoner of Fort Worth) and operated with 250 watts.[1] Radio Caldwell County acquired the station in 1973 and changed the call sign to KCLT.[2] Triple R Broadcasting purchased it in 1979.[3]

The station was assigned the call letters KHJK on November 8, 1983. On February 9, 1988, the station changed its call sign to KFIT.[4]

The station operated as a 250-watt daytimer located in Lockhart for many years. The late Mike Venditti, working with prolific consultant Don Werlinger (one time principal of KFCC Bay City, Texas) worked to relocate the station to the 3-tower, 2,000-watt operation it is today. Upon moving toward Austin, the station adopted a Christian and secular talk format.[5]

On May 29, 2022, following the acquisition of KFIT by Township Media, KFIT became KTSN and began originating the adult album alternative and americana "Sun Radio" format previously originated by KTSN (1490 AM) (now KFIT), feeding K261DW (100.1 FM) among other signals.[6]

Repeaters

Sun Radio rebroadcasts on numerous FM outlets, including translator stations, plus a low power (LP) station and an HD radio subchannel, all located around Central Texas. Most are owned by the Sun Radio Network or a co-owned subsidiary. KDRP-LP 103.1 MHz in Dripping Springs is owned by Principle Broadcasting Foundation. Sun Radio also leases the HD3 subchannel of KLZT 107.1 in Bastrop, which is owned by Sinclair Telecable Inc. and operates under the name Waterloo Media.

There is also a service agreement to provide underwriting sales for KOWO-LP 104.1 MHz, in Wimberley, operating as Wimberley Texan Radio. Mary López owns a translator associated with this station before its switch to Sun Radio.

Location Frequency Call sign Effective radiated power Height above average terrain Ownership Notes
Austin, Texas 100.1 MHz K261DW 99 watts 373.8 meters (1,226 ft) Sun Radio Network
San Marcos, Texas 99.9 MHz K260CB 250 watts 46.8 meters (154 ft) Sun Radio Network
Luckenbach, Texas 106.9 MHz K295CK 62 watts 94 meters (308 ft) Sun Radio Network
Dripping Springs, Texas 103.1 MHz KDRP-LP 5 watts 137 meters (449 ft) Principle Broadcasting Foundation
Blowout, Texas 88.9 MHz KTSN-FM 125 watts 135 meters (443 ft) Sun Radio Network
Gonzales, Texas 88.1 MHz KCTI-FM 1,300 watts 117 meters (384 ft) Sun Radio Network
Llano, Texas 96.3 MHz KTHE-FM 25,000 watts 92 meters (302 ft) Sun Radio Network
Mason, Texas 104.1 MHz KMSN-FM 25,000 watts 96 meters (315 ft) Sun Radio Network
Bastrop, Texas 107.1 MHz KLZT-HD3 49,000 watts 152 meters (499 ft) Waterloo Media Group Sun Radio Network leases the HD3 subchannel.
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class FCC info
K280GN 103.9 MHz Austin, Texas 147692 170 105 m (344 ft) D FCC LMS

The Sun Radio Network has two construction permits for new stations, one for 96.3 KTHE, a 25,000-watt FM station in Llano, to cover the Upper Highland Lakes, and KMSN 104.1 MHz, a 25,000-watt FM station in Mason, to cover the western portion of the Texas Hill Country to the Edwards Plateau.

References

  1. ^ "Radio Station KHRB Signs On in Lockhart". The Austin American. Austin, Texas. March 15, 1967. p. 11. Retrieved July 2, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ FCC History Cards for KTSN
  3. ^ "Radio station changes hands". Lockhart Post-Register. Lockhart, Texas. April 5, 1979. p. 6. Retrieved July 2, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "KFIT Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  5. ^ Herndon, John (May 28, 1989). "New Christian-information station does the talking". Austin American-Statesman. Austin, Texas. p. Show World 16. Retrieved July 2, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Jack Arrives To Challenge Bob In Austin". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2022-05-29.