KWTS
Kwts-fm-logo.png
Canyon, Texas
Broadcast areaAmarillo, Texas
Frequency91.1 MHz
BrandingThe One
Programming
FormatCollege rock and various programs
Ownership
OwnerWest Texas A&M University
History
First air date
September 11, 1972
Call sign meaning
K West Texas State
Technical information
Facility ID71654
ClassA
ERP6,000 watts
HAAT43 m (141 ft)
Links
Websitehttps://www.wtamu.edu/academics/college-fine-arts-humanities/department-communication/get-involved/kwts.html

KWTS is a radio broadcast service in Canyon, Texas, United States, and is operated by the West Texas A&M University. The station started broadcasting in 1972 with 10 watts—just enough to cover the university's campus. In 1982, the Federal Communications Commission ordered all educational radio stations to increase power. Later that year, the station's power increased to 100 watts and broadcast in stereo. The station now broadcasts across nine different counties in the Texas Panhandle, as well as being available over the Internet.[1]

The station has continuously aired special shows, both music and talk shows, ranging from classical to contemporary music of varying genres. Talk shows have varied in topic from gaming and sports to relationships.[2] The station moved to the new Sybil B. Harrington fine arts complex in August 2006, but did not go live on the air until September 11, the birthday of the station.

On September 30, 2010, WTAMU opened up the AT&T High Definition Studio, which will be used by broadcasting students.[3][4] On November 8, KWTS broke in the new studio with its "ONE Sessions at the Live Lounge" program, a live show which featured local music.[5]

On April 11, 2022, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, KWTS will change its format to all 1990s music on October 1.[6]

References

  1. ^ Smyers, Darryl (June 30, 2009). "Does Amarillo Have Better Radio Than Dallas?". Dallas Observer.
  2. ^ "KWTS History". KWTS. Archived from the original on February 7, 2006. Retrieved February 3, 2006.
  3. ^ Skinner, Halei (September 21, 2010). "H.D Studio provides new learning opportunities". The Prairie.
  4. ^ Skinner, Halei (October 5, 2010). "H.D. Studio open for production, student use". The Prairie.
  5. ^ Inman, Courtney (November 10, 2010). "Students enjoy live music One Sessions show brings local artists to the Live Lounge". The Prairie.
  6. ^ "KWTS To Debut All-90s Format In October". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2022-04-12.

Coordinates: 34°59′20″N 101°54′47″W / 34.989°N 101.913°W / 34.989; -101.913