KZZB
KZZB 990 AM.jpg
CityBeaumont, Texas
Broadcast areaBeaumont–Port Arthur
Frequency990 AM (kHz)
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatGospel music
Ownership
OwnerMartin Broadcasting, Inc.
KWWJ, KYOK, KEES, KGLD, KANI
History
First air date
July 9, 1947 (as KTRM)
Former call signs
KTRM (July 9, 1947-September 1, 1980)
KALO (September 1, 1980-May 5, 1986)
KGIC (May 5, 1986-June 12, 1986)
KYND (June 12, 1986-February 9, 1987)
Technical information
Facility ID40485
ClassB
Power1,000 watts
Translator(s)107.5 K298CB (Beaumont)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitehttp://www.kzzbradio.org/home

KZZB (990 AM) is a radio station licensed to Beaumont, Texas. The station airs a Gospel music format and is owned by Martin Broadcasting, Inc.[1]

History

KZZB was first licensed as KTRM in Beaumont on July 9, 1947, as a 250-watt daytime-only facility, from a licensed transmission site at 3240 Washington Boulevard, and owned by KTRM, Incorporated. The original studio location for KTRM was the South Coast Life Building at 230 Orleans Street in Beaumont. KTRM was originally programmed as a country music station, which it continued as for several decades. George Gautney was the licensed Engineer for KTRM.

2 years later, in 1949, KTRM would move its transmission site from Washington Blvd. to a new location at Crow Rd. & Odom St., while also taking the daytime-only facility to the current 1 kilowatt full-time operation. In 1970, KTRM would again change its transmission and studio location to 4590 Dowlen Rd.

KTRM was sold to Central Broadcasting Corporation in 1974, and was sold again in 1978 to Security Broadcasting Company of Beaumont, Incorporated.

J.P. Richardson (more commonly known by his stage name The Big Bopper) made his debut at KTRM in 1949 as an announcer before becoming a Top-40 performer. Country music legend George Jones worked there when his career was first starting out.

Martin Broadcasting, the current owner of KZZB, purchased the facility in 1992.

Translator

KZZB’s FM translator, K298CB, transmits on 107.5 MHz. It signed on the air on December 4, 2015.

Broadcast translators of KZZB
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class FCC info
K298CB 107.5 Beaumont, Texas 156318 250 145 m (476 ft) D FCC LMS

References

  1. ^ KZZB fcc.gov. Accessed December 22, 2013


Coordinates: 30°08′57″N 94°07′59″W / 30.14917°N 94.13306°W / 30.14917; -94.13306