Update 6/20: KHPT began its simulcast of 107.5 KGLK at 5:30am today with the beginning of the Dean & Rog morning show. Original Report 6/17: Cox Media Group Classic Alternative “106.9 The Zone” KHPT Conroe, TX will flip to a simulcast of sister Classic Rock “107.5 The Eagle” KGLK Lake Jackson, TX on Monday, June 20. Both stations rimshot Houston from opposite sides of the market, with 106.9 coming from 35 miles northeast of the city and 107.5 35 miles south of the city. The move will give the format a city grade signal throughout the Houston market. 107.5 has had a simulcast northeast of Houston in the past when then 97.1 KKTL (now “Country Legends 97.1” KTHT) rebroadcast its programming from 1998-2000. Cox registered HoustonsEagle.com and HoustonsZ...[Read More]
Update 6/1/09: As expected, 107.5 relaunched as “107.5 The Eagle” with Dean & Rog’s debut this morning. Original Post 5/20/09: Cox Radio has changed the call letters of Classic Hits “K-Hits 107.5” KHTC Houston to KGLK. On June 1, Dean & Rog, the longtime morning team at crosstown Classic Rock KKRW “93.7 The Arrow” are to debut on the station following the expiration of their non-compete. Is a full rebranding of the station to accompany the debut of the new morning show? Looks like it, as 1075theeagle.com was registered in April by Cox’s registrar. Cox operates Classic Hits stations using “The Eagle” branding in Birmingham, Dayton, Jacksonville and Tampa. Thanks to @stelly on Twitter for bringing the scoop.