KVUD
Simulcasts KHVU
Frequency89.5 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingVida Unida 91.7
Programming
Language(s)Spanish
FormatChristian adult contemporary
Ownership
Owner
  • Hope Media Group
  • (KSBJ Educational Foundation)
KHVU, KSBJ, KXBJ, KHIH, KEHH
History
First air date
August 17, 2005
Former call signs
KZBJ (2003-2021)
Call sign meaning
"Vida Unida"
Technical information
Facility ID91535
ClassC3
ERP13,000 watts
HAAT138.2 meters
Transmitter coordinates
28°48′0.00″N 96°7′32.00″W / 28.8000000°N 96.1255556°W / 28.8000000; -96.1255556
Links
WebsiteVida Unida

KVUD (89.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish Christian adult contemporary music format. Licensed to Bay City, Texas, United States, the station is currently owned by the KSBJ Educational Foundation.[1] KVUD broadcasts in HD radio,[2] with studios located in Humble. KVUD's transmission site is located northeast of Palacios in extreme southwestern Matagorda County.

History

KSBJ Educational Foundation was granted a license to cover for the facility on August 17, 2005. It was originally licensed as a Class C2 facility with its broadcast tower in the city limits of Bay City, but downgraded to the current C3 classification, with 13 kilowatts ERP, and moved further southwest in Matagorda County in order to accommodate the move of parent station KSBJ into the Houston city limits.[3]

On August 20, 2021, KZBJ's callsign was changed to KVUD. On September 16, 2021, Hope Media Group announced that NGEN Radio would be moved exclusively to digital distribution on its website and app on November 8, at which point a new, undisclosed format would launch on KHVU, KVUD, and KVUJ.[4] On August 31, 2021, Hope Media Group registered the trademark Vida Unida, presumably the new format for these stations.[5] On November 10, the stations flipped to Spanish Christian adult contemporary "Vida Unida".

References

  1. ^ "KVUD Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "HD Radio Station Guide". HD Radio. iBiquity.
  3. ^ "KVUD Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  4. ^ NGen Radio To Move To Digital Only On November 8 - Radio Insight (published September 16, 2021)
  5. ^ Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) - USPTO