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"
HD3: Sports gambling (KXST)
Ownership
Owner
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.audacy.com/alt1075lv

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

History

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

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] The station's weekday broadcasting talent includes "The Dave and Mahoney Morning Show" (with hosts Dave Farra, Jason Mahoney, Audrey Drake, and Ian Schebel), middays with Dallas (who is also heard in Miami and Portland), afternoons with "The Church of Lazlo" (with hosts Lazlo, Slimfast, Snowcone, and Julia) from KRBZ Kansas City, and nights with Kevan Kenney (from WNYL New York).

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.[9]

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. ^ "Leaving Las Vegas", The Real World: Las Vegas (2011), MTV.com, Season 25, Episode 13, accessed June 4, 2011.
  10. ^ "EDM Spins Into Las Vegas On 'Sin 1075' HD" from All Access (January 22, 2014)
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-10-05.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)