KZAR
CityMcQueeney, Texas
Broadcast areaSan Antonio, Texas
Frequency97.7 MHz
BrandingAir 1
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatContemporary worship music
NetworkAir 1
Ownership
OwnerEducational Media Foundation
KZLV, KZAI
History
First air date
July 1989; 32 years ago (1989-07)
Former call signs
KQRO-FM (1987–1995)
KVCQ (1995–2003)
KNGT (2003–2005)
KLTO-FM (2005–2011)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID25588
ClassC1
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT299 m (981 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
29°22′11.00″N 97°39′44.00″W / 29.3697222°N 97.6622222°W / 29.3697222; -97.6622222
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
WebcastListen Live
Websiteair1.com

KZAR (97.7 FM) is an Air 1 affiliate radio station licensed to McQueeney, Texas, United States. The station serves the San Antonio area with a contemporary worship music format. The station is owned by Educational Media Foundation.[1]

History

KZAR began operations in July 1989[2] as KQRO-FM, a 3 kilowatt class A facility licensed to Cuero, Texas, changing call letters to KVCQ in 1995, KNGT in 2003, and KLTO-FM in 2005. It moved to its current tower, licensed to McQueeney, Texas, and upgraded to the current C1 class by 2008.

When it moved to San Antonio, KLTO-FM broadcast a reggaeton format until 2008, then changed to rock under the "977 Rock" branding.

On February 4, 2011, the station changed formats to top 40 as "Party 97.7". The station's direction leaned towards dance, but played the usual top 40/CHR fare, similar to rivals KXXM and KTFM.

On August 15, 2011, Univision Radio sold KLTO-FM to Educational Media Foundation, which flipped the station to the Air 1 network (which at that time carried a Christian rock format) in mid to late November. Its previous formats could be heard on KBBT HD2 when Univision had it.

See also

References

  1. ^ "KZAR Facility Details". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2009 (PDF). 2009. p. D-533. Retrieved January 2, 2020.