KTTY
Simulcasts KBYB, Hope
KBYB 101.7HOTFM99.3 logo.png
Broadcast areaTexarkana, Texas
Frequency105.1 MHz
Branding101.7/99.3/105.1 Hot FM
Programming
FormatCountry
Ownership
OwnerTexarkana Radio Center
(Texarkana Radio Center Licenses, LLC)
KBYB, KCMC, KTFS, KTFS-FM, KTOY
History
First air date
2009
Call sign meaning
KiTTY (referring to former "Cat Country" branding)
Technical information
Facility ID165971
ClassA
ERP4,300 watts
HAAT118 meters (387 ft)
Links
Website1017hotfm.com

KTTY is an FM radio station licensed to New Boston, Texas, and serving the Texarkana region. Owned by Texarkana Radio Center, it broadcasts a country music format branded as Hot FM, simulcasting KBYB 101.7 FM Hope, Arkansas. Studios are located on Olive in Texarkana, Texas just one block west of the Texas/Arkansas state line and its transmitter is in New Boston.

History

KTTY originally operated as a country music station, branded as Cat Country 105.1, under the ownership of Towers Investment Trust. The station went silent in June 2012, and was sold in November 2012 to Texarkana Radio Center. On April 19, 2013, the station returned to air as classic hits Hits 105, also simulcasting on KCMC and the FM translator K288FI.[1]

On January 24, 2017, KTTY announced that it would no longer play music by Madonna, in response to remarks she made during a speech at the Women's March on Washington on January 20, 2017. KTTY's general manager stated that their decision was "not a matter of politics", but "a matter of patriotism", because "it just feels wrong to us to be playing Madonna songs and paying her royalties when the artist has shown un-American sentiments."[2][3]

On January 22, 2019, KTTY changed their format from classic hits to country, simulcasting KBYB 101.7 FM Hope, AR.[4]

References

  1. ^ "KTTY Returns With Classic Hits". Radio Insight. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "Watch Madonna Drop F-Bomb on Live TV at Women's March on Washington". Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "Texas Radio Station Bans Madonna Following Women's March Remarks, Urges Other Stations to Follow Suit". Billboard. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  4. ^ Formats on the Move in Texarkana Radioinsight - January 22, 2019

Coordinates: 33°28′00″N 94°27′49″W / 33.466778°N 94.463528°W / 33.466778; -94.463528