KXGL
Broadcast areaAmarillo, Texas
Frequency100.9 MHz
Branding100.9 The Eagle
Programming
FormatClassic hits
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
United Stations Radio Networks
Ownership
Owner
KGNC, KGNC-FM, KVWE
History
First air date
1997 (as KPQZ)
Former call signs
KPVY (1992–1997, CP)
KPQZ (1997–2002)
KJAZ (9/2002-10/2002)
Call sign meaning
K TeXas EaGLe
Technical information
Facility ID39781
ClassC0
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT398 meters
Links
WebcastListen live
Website1009theeagle.com

KXGL (100.9 FM) is a commercial radio station located in Amarillo, Texas. KXGL airs a classic hits music format branded as "The Eagle". Under ownership of Alpha Media, studios are located in southwest Amarillo (in the same building as sister stations KGNC-AM-FM), and its transmitter is north of the city in unincorporated Potter County.

History

Prior to its existence as a classic hits station, KXGL was a Spanish language format station called, "La Picosita" with the call sign KPQZ.[1] The station was purchased by Feuer/McCord Communications Inc. for US$3 million in 2002.[2] Feuer/McCord Communications became JMJ Broadcasting in 2005. KXGL was sold to Alpha Media in September 2015.

On a Sunday night in October 2002, Amarillo got a brand new radio station with a unique sound beginning its broadcast with "20,000 Songs In A Row".

By mandate, there would be fewer commercials. There would be several times a day where there would be no commercials no. "Eagle Commercial Free Flights" would span 100 minutes with Classic Hits.

The on-air personalities were announced over time, with the morning show members added first. Internal research of current Amarillo morning programs, with some out of town names included, indicated potential listeners had a preference.

Jamey Karr & Morgan Tanner, both inductees of the Texas Panhandle Broadcasters Hall Of Fame, were lured from their post at crosstown KPUR-FM. In December 2002, Karr was named Operations Manager of KXGL, and Tanner was chosen for the Production Manager position. On January 2, 2003, Jamey & Morgan became the first personalities heard on The Eagle and became the # 1 morning show in August 2003, a ranking they held until Karr retired and Morgan Tanner moved to the midday time slot, a position she holds to this day.

Other staffers since 2002 include Mike Anthony, Christi Stone, Mike Shannon, Amy Hart, Kari Foxx, Aaron Gamble, Mike Hill. Lisa Chrane, Eric Stevens, and Tom Young.

Johnny Black, an Amarillo radio veteran, became The Eagle's afternoon host in December 2014. Johnny Black was named “Favorite Local DJ” in the 2023 Amarillo Globe News ‘Best Of’ community awards, where 100.9 The Eagle received “Favorite Radio Station”.

The Eagle’s latest acquisition was Skylerr Byrd, a recent graduate of nearby West Texas A&M University. “After Hours With Skylerr Byrd” took its maiden flight the evening of Monday, October 23rd 2023.

100.9 The Eagle celebrated its 20th anniversary during the summer of 2023 with a large Birthday Party event for Eagle listeners, held at the Big Texan’s ‘Starlight Ranch’ which featured Kenny Metcalf, an Elton John Tribute artist".[needs update]

References

  1. ^ "Bidders sought for La Picosita". Amarillo Globe-News,. Retrieved on August 28, 2006.
  2. ^ "Sale of radio station approved; details hold up payment of claims". Amarillo Globe-News. Retrieved on August 28, 2006.

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