KWTX
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Broadcast areaWaco area
Frequency1230 kHz
BrandingNews/Talk 1230
Programming
FormatTalk radio
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
Compass Media Networks
Fox News Radio
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
May 1, 1946[1]
Call sign meaning
Waco, Texas
Technical information
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
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

KWTX's programming, for the most part, follows the iHeartMedia standard talk radio lineup. Weekday syndicated programming includes Glenn Beck, The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, Sean Hannity, Coast to Coast AM with George Noory and This Morning, America's First News with Gordon Deal. Two other weekday syndicated shows come from other iHeart stations in Texas, Michael Berry from KTRH in Houston and Joe Pags from WOAI in San Antonio. Weekend programming includes At Home with Gary Sullivan, The Kim Komando Show, Handel on the Law, The Jesus Christ Show and Live on Sunday Nights, It's Bill Cunningham.

KWTX no longer features a local morning show, instead airing Gordon Deal. Past morning hosts include; Mac Watson, Garret Lewis and Shane Warner.

History

KWTX first signed on the air on May 1, 1946.[3] It was the second radio station in Waco, and originally broadcast with 250 watts. KWTX was a network affiliate of the Mutual Broadcasting System.

In 1955, it added Channel 10 KWTX-TV. And in 1970, it signed on an FM radio station, KWTX-FM 97.5 MHz.

References

  1. ^ Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook 1989 (PDF). 1989. p. B-301. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 9, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
  2. ^ "KWTX Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1948 page 244