North Texas Public Broadcasting AAA “91.7 KXT” KKXT Dallas has relaunched with a greater emphasis on locally produced content. Under a new “Republic of Music” positioning statement, KXT has revamped its on-air lineup. Assistant Program Director Brad Dolbeer moves from afternoons to mornings from 5-10am. Program Director Amy Miller moves up an hour from 11am-3pm to 10am-2pm, and will also host a local music show on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Dave Emmert slides up from 8-10pm to afternoons from 2-7pm. Former morning host Gini Mascorro will host nights from 7-11pm including a new music show on Mondays from 7-8pm. The World Cafe moves back an hour to 11pm-1am, while overnights will be jockless. KKXT also adds an airing of A Prairie Home Companion on sunday mornings.
North Texas Public Broadcasting has debuted a new aural and visual brand package for its two radio stations, television station, and online properties. The logos for Public News/Talk 90.9 KERA-FM, AAA “91.7 KXT” KKXT, KERA-TV, KERANews.org and ArtAndSeek.org will all feature a speech bubble that the stations state “exemplifies the civil conversations audiences can find on KERA every day”. The stations will all be branded under the “Go Public” moniker. The radio stations will feature a new audio theme. Producer Nick Seeley created the new KERA-FM mnemonic and themes for KERA News and Art&Seek performed by local musicians. North Texas Public Broadcasting will launch a brand awareness campaign consisting of print, digital, outdoor and train/bus adverti...[Read More]
North Texas Public Broadcasting is relocating it two FM’s to a new location on Dallas’ Cedar Hill. 90.1 KERA-FM will go from operating with 100kW at 388 meters to 29.7kW at 571.7 meters, while 91.7 KKXT will shift from a Class C with 100kW at 335 meters to a Class C0 with 19.29kW at 571.7 meters. Saga Broadcasting has purchased a pair translator Construction Permits from Edgewater Broadcasting for a combined $65,000. 99.1 W256CI Clarksville, TN will operate with 250 watts rebroadcasting 107.9 WCVQ Fort Campbell, KY and 98.5 K253BQ Jonesboro, AR will operate with 250 watts rebroadcasting 106.3 KJBX Cash. Curtis Media’s Eastern Airwaves has agreed to purchase the CP for 104.9 W285EU Jamestown, NC from Triad Family Network for $100,000. The translator applied last month to u...[Read More]
North Texas Public Broadcasting, owners of NPR News/Talk 90.1 KERA-FM Dallas, has announced the acquisition of Christian Talk 91.7 “The Truth” KVTT from Covenant Educational Media for $18 Million. Upon closure of the sale the station will flip to AAA.