KWTX
Broadcast areaWaco metropolitan area
Frequency1230 kHz
BrandingNews/Talk 1230
Programming
FormatNews/talk
NetworkFox News Radio
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
Compass Media Networks
Ownership
Owner
KBGO, KBRQ, KIIZ-FM, KLFX, KWTX-FM, WACO-FM
History
First air date
May 1, 1946; 77 years ago (1946-05-01)
Call sign meaning
Waco, Texas
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID33057
ClassC
Power1,000 watts unlimited
Transmitter coordinates
31°31′42.00″N 97°7′14.00″W / 31.5283333°N 97.1205556°W / 31.5283333; -97.1205556
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen Live
Websitenewstalk1230.iheart.com

KWTX (1230 kHz) is an AM radio station broadcasting a news/talk radio format. Licensed to Waco, Texas, the station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.[2] Its studios are located on Highway 6 in Waco, and its transmitter is also located in Waco, south of Baylor University.

Programming

Most programs on KWTX are nationally syndicated. The weekday line-up includes The Glenn Beck Program, The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, The Sean Hannity Show, The Jesse Kelly Show, This Morning, America's First News with Gordon Deal and Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. Two additional weekday syndicated shows come from other iHeart stations in Texas, The Michael Berry Show from KTRH in Houston and The Joe Pags Show from WOAI in San Antonio. KWTX no longer features a local weekday morning show, instead airing Walton & Johnson from KPRC Houston. Past morning hosts include Mac Watson, Garret Lewis and Shane Warner.

Weekend programming includes At Home with Gary Sullivan, The Kim Komando Show, Handel on the Law with Bill Handel, The Weekend with Michael Brown, Gun Talk with Tom Gresham, The Jesus Christ Show with Neil Saavedra and Sunday Night with Bill Cunningham. Most hours begin with an update from Fox News Radio.

History

KWTX first signed on the air on May 1, 1946; 77 years ago (1946-05-01)[3] It was the second radio station in Waco, and originally broadcast with 250 watts.[3] KWTX was a network affiliate of the Mutual Broadcasting System.[4]

In 1955, it added a television station, Channel 10 KWTX-TV. In 1970, it signed on an FM radio station, KWTX-FM 97.5 MHz. Through the 1970s and 80s, KWTX 1230 aired a full service radio format, including middle of the road (MOR) music, news and sports.

References

  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KWTX". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "KWTX Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ a b Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook 1989 (PDF). 1989. p. B-301. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 9, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
  4. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1948 page 244, Broadcasting & Cable