KVLM
Broadcast areaMidland, Texas
Big Spring, Texas
Odessa, Texas
Frequency104.7 FM (MHz)
Programming
FormatChristian
NetworkVCY America
Ownership
OwnerVCY America, Inc.
KVCE
History
First air date
June 1, 1977
Former call signs
  • KCOT (1976–1987)
  • KRTX (1987)
  • KLSC (1987–1992)
  • KMMX (1992–1996)
  • KIOL (1996–1999)
  • KAXT (1999)
  • KATX (1999)
  • KAXT (1999)
  • KTXC (1999–2022)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID71650
ClassC1
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT244 meters (801 ft)
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.vcyamerica.org

KVLM is a radio station airing a Christian format, licensed to Lamesa, Texas, broadcasting on 104.7 MHz FM. KVLM serves the areas of Lamesa, Texas, Midland, Texas, Big Spring, Texas, and Odessa, Texas, and is owned by VCY America, Inc.[1]

History

KVLM began broadcasting on June 1, 1977, as KCOT on 104.7 MHz, and was a sister station of KPET (690 AM).[2] It was sold in 1983 to a group that controlled KBYG Big Spring. The signal was expanded to 100 kilowatts from an 800-foot tower.

Another station started at 100.3 FM in the area in 1987. In 1988, the two stations exchanged dial positions. This was reversed in 1996 when the southern signal for Lamesa, Big Spring and Midland returned to 104.7.

On August 21, 2002, Graham Brothers Communications announced that it would sell KTXC to Drewry Communications for $740,000.[3] The deal marked Drewry's re-entry into radio, as the company had previously sold KSWO radio (now KKRX) in the company's homebase of Lawton, Oklahoma to Perry Publishing & Broadcasting Company in 1998.[4]

On August 10, 2015, Raycom Media announced that it would purchase Drewry Communications for $160 million.[5][6] The deal was completed on December 1, 2015.[7][8] KTXC, along with KEYU-FM in Amarillo, were Raycom's first radio stations since the company sold WMC AM-FM in Memphis, Tennessee to Infinity Broadcasting Corporation in 2000.

On June 25, 2018, Gray Television announced its intent to acquire Raycom for $3.65 billion, pending regulatory approval.[9][10] The sale was completed on January 2, 2019.[11]

In 2021, it was announced that VCY America would acquire the station for $650,000.[12][13][14][15] The sale was completed on April 14, 2022.[16] The station changed its call sign to KVLM on April 26.[17]

References

  1. ^ KVLM fcc.gov. Accessed October 19, 2012
  2. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1979, Broadcasting, 1979. p. C-217. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  3. ^ "Newsbreakers" (PDF). August 30, 2002.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Odessa, Texas, NBC Affiliate Agrees to Purchase Popular Radio Station". Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News. August 21, 2002. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  5. ^ Harry A. Jessell (August 10, 2015). "Raycom Buying Drewry For $160 Million". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheck Media. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  6. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  7. ^ Kuperberg, Jonathan (December 1, 2015). "Raycom Media Completes $160 Million Acquisition of Drewry Communications". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  8. ^ "Raycom Closes On Drewry TV-Radio Buy". TVNewsCheck. December 1, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  9. ^ Hufford, Austen (2018-06-25). "Gray TV to Buy Raycom in $3.65 Billion Deal". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  10. ^ Hayes, Dade (2018-06-25). "Gray Acquiring Raycom For $3.65B, Forming No. 3 Local TV Group". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  11. ^ "Gray Completes Acquisition of Raycom Media and Related Transactions", Gray Television, 2 January 2019, Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Gray TV Sells Its Only Radio Property; Vail, CO FM Pair Gets New Owners", All Access Music Group. June 8, 2021. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  13. ^ Jacobson, Adam. "Gray Sells That Former Drewery FM. The Buyer Is Faith-focused", Radio & Television Business Report. June 9, 2021. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  14. ^ "A Big TV Company Sells Its Radio Property", Radio Ink. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  15. ^ "VCY America Acquires KTXC From Gray Television", Radio Insight. June 8, 2021. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  16. ^ "Notification of Consummation", Licensing and Management System, Federal Communications Commission, 14 April 2022, Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  17. ^ "Call Sign History", CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 26 April 2022.

Coordinates: 32°23′45″N 101°57′20″W / 32.39583°N 101.95556°W / 32.39583; -101.95556