KXTE
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Broadcast areaClark County, Nevada
San Bernardino County, California
Mohave County, Arizona
Frequency107.5 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingAlt 107.5
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatAlternative rock
SubchannelsHD2: Classic hits "DLC Radio"
Ownership
Owner
KCYE, KKLZ, KOAS, KVGS
History
First air date
1986 (1986) (as KLVV)
Former call signs
KLVV (1986–88)
KUDA (1988–93)
KFBI (1993–96)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID2100
ClassC
ERP24,500 watts
HAAT1,137 meters (3,730 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
35°57′58″N 115°30′07″W / 35.966°N 115.502°W / 35.966; -115.502
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen live (via Audacy)
Listen live (HD2)
Websitewww.x1075lasvegas.com

KXTE (107.5 FM, Alt 107.5) is an alternative rock radio station licensed to Pahrump, Nevada. Owned by Beasley Broadcasting Group the station's studios are located in the unincorporated Clark County area of Spring Valley, while its transmitter is atop Potosi Mountain.

History

K-Love (1986-1988)

KLVV began broadcasting in Las Vegas on the 107.5 frequency in April 1986. It was an adult contemporary station as "K-Love."

Oldies 108 (1988-1992)

In November 1988, the station, now owned by EZ Communications, became KUDA, "Oldies 108 FM." Norm N. Nite once had a show on the station, called Solid Gold Scrapbook. In 1989, KUDA was purchased by Americom Broadcasting, which owned stations in Reno and Fresno.

KFBI (1992-1996)

Americom, headed by Tom Quinn, added Howard Stern’s show to the station in 1992, changed the station's call letters to KFBI and transitioned from oldies to classic rock in 1993. This was the first time Stern agreed to appear on a station outside of a top-10 radio market, and KFBI immediately surged to the top of ratings in Las Vegas, making KFBI the city's dominant radio station.

X 107-5 (1996-2020)

Three years later, in April 1996, Americom sold KFBI to American Radio Systems (ARS), where PD Mike Stern and GM Alan Gray changed the call letters to KXTE, flipped the station's format to alternative rock, and rebranded the station as “X 107.5”.[1] ARS later merged with Infinity Broadcasting (now CBS Radio).

Stern stayed on KXTE until the station pulled him in November 2005, a month before he left terrestrial radio for Sirius Satellite Radio. He was replaced by Adam Carolla, which began airing on January 3, 2006, and ended on February 20, 2009. Dave Farra and Jason Mahoney, hosts of "The Dave and Mahoney Morning Show", returned to the Las Vegas airwaves to take over mornings on April 20, 2009. On August 3, 2015, it was announced that the Dave and Mahoney Morning Show would be moving to CBS Radio sister station KHMX in Houston.[2] On January 15, 2017, The Las Vegas Review Journal ran an article announcing that Dave and Mahoney would be returning to Las Vegas and KXTE starting February 6.[3]

On February 2, 2017, CBS Radio announced it would merge with Entercom.[4] The merger was approved on November 9, 2017, and was consummated on November 17.[5][6]

Alt 107.5 (2020-present)

On September 14, 2020, KXTE rebranded as Alt 107.5 as part of a nationwide expansion of networked programming and the Alt brand across Entercom's alternative stations.[7][8] By mid-2022, the station had dropped most of the out of market programming and was being programmed again locally.

On October 6, 2022, it was announced that Audacy and Beasley Broadcasting Group would swap a pair of stations in Las Vegas, with Audacy swapping ownership of KXTE to Beasley in exchange for KDWN. The company states that the syndicated Dave & Mahoney show, based at KXTE, will remain on the station upon closing of the deal.[9] Beasley would begin operating the station through a local marketing agreement on November 15; the first days under their operation, the station ran jockless outside of the Dave & Mahoney show, with limited imaging and spotloading; this is expected to lead to a reversion back to the X107.5 branding at a time yet to be determined by Beasley, as radio news website RadioInsight had noted the station reverting to its former domain of x1075lasvegas.com with the move, as well as the website's embedded code identifying the site as “X1075 Las Vegas”.[10]

Other appearances

Dave Farra's interview with cast members from the 2011 season of MTV reality television series, The Real World: Las Vegas, who were promoting their fundraiser for "Let the Kids Rock" to raise money for school children, was depicted in that season's finale, which premiered on June 1, 2011.[11]

KXTE HD Programming

References

  1. ^ https://worldradiohistory.com/Archive-RandR/1990s/1996/R&R-1996-04-26.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "Las Vegas News | Breaking News & Headlines".
  3. ^ "External forces bring popular morning DJs back to Vegas radio waves". Las Vegas Review-Journal. 2017-01-15. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  4. ^ CBS Radio to Merge with Entercom
  5. ^ "Entercom Receives FCC Approval for Merger with CBS Radio". Entercom. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Venta, Lance (November 17, 2017). "Entercom Completes CBS Radio Merger". Radio Insight. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  7. ^ Entercom Sets Programming Plans for Alternative & Country
  8. ^ Entercom Rebrands Alternative Stations in Buffalo, Kansas City, Las Vegas & Richmond
  9. ^ Beasley and Audacy Swap Stations in Las Vegas
  10. ^ "Domain Insight 11/14: Is a Rebrand Coming to Alt 107.5 Las Vegas?"- RadioInsight
  11. ^ "Leaving Las Vegas", The Real World: Las Vegas (2011), MTV.com, Season 25, Episode 13, accessed June 4, 2011.
  12. ^ "EDM Spins Into Las Vegas On 'Sin 1075' HD" from All Access (January 22, 2014)
  13. ^ "HD Radio station guide for Las Vegas, NV". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-10-05.