Oldies 107.5

KLDE Moves to 107.5

Previous Format: Alternative “107.5 The Buzz” KTBZ/97.1 KKTL New Format: Oldies “Oldies 107.5” KLDE/97.1 KKTL Date & Time Of Change: July 18, 2000 at 8:00pm More Info: Wikipedia Following the merger of Clear Channel and AMFM, CC had to spin off some of it’s Houston stations and one of the stations it chose was 107.5 FM which was spun off to Cox along with 92.9 KKBQ and 97.1 KKTL. Through an agreement, Clear Channel gave the intellectual property of KLDE to Cox which moved the format and staff to 107.5 FM. Clear Channel moved it’s popular Modern Rock format of 107-5 The Buzz to the superior 94.5 signal after several weeks of on-air claims that “The Buzz is going off the air”. Buzz personalities all went along with the publicity complainin...

KTBZ Moves To 94.5

Previous Format: Oldies “Oldies 94.5” KLDE New Format: Alternative “94.5 The Buzz” KTBZ Date & Time Of Change: July 18, 2000 at 8:00pm More Info: Wikipedia Following the merger of Clear Channel and AMFM, CC had to spin off some of it’s Houston stations and one of the stations it chose was 107.5 FM which was spun off to Cox along with 92.9 KKBQ and 97.1 KKTL. Through an agreement, Clear Channel gave the intellectual property of KLDE to Cox which moved the format and staff to 107.5 FM. Clear Channel moved it’s popular Modern Rock format of 107-5 The Buzz to the superior 94.5 signal after several weeks of on-air claims that “The Buzz is going off the air”. Buzz personalities all went along with the publicity complaining of how they would be...

KKTL Becomes Hot 97.1

Historically, Rhythmic CHRs hadn’t performed very well in the Houston market (see 98.5 KHYS) but Cox had confidence with the sign on of “Hot 97-1”. After breaking it’s simulcast with sister “Oldies 107.5”, an electronic voice countdown began. The countdown didn’t reach 1 until the following day and “Hot 97-1, Houston’s Hottest Hit Music” was born. The KKTL-FM calls were later replaced with KTHT. The first song on “Hot 97-1” was “Party Up” by DMX http://formatchange.com/audio/45.mp3

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