91.7 Houston

K-Dance Stunting In Houston

As KSBJ Educational Foundation’s newly acquired 91.7 KXNG Houston has began stunting as “K-Dance” as it tests its new transmitter and facilities. Playing what could be best described as a Party Hits format, the station is being “hosted” by Houston based rapper Mike Jones with artists including Beyonce, Drake, Taylor Swift and The Beatles. KSBJ Educational Foundation purchased then Classical KUHA from the University of Houston earlier this year and took the station off the air on July 15 to replace the station’s transmitter. Despite the fact that the Houston Chronicle has bitten on the stunt and thinks its a permanent format, KXNG will still launch its new Christian CHR “NGEN Radio” format on Monday, August 8. https://vimeo.com/176717932/b3f29...[Read More]

91.7 KUHA Houston Sale To KSBJ Closes

KSBJ Educational Foundation closed on the acquisition of Classical 91.7 KUHA Houston from from Houston Public Media this morning. The station went Silent at 9:00 this morning to allow KSBJ to install their distribution equipment and a new transmitter. When it returns to the air it will do so with the Christian CHR “NGEN Radio” brand and new KXNG call letters. The Classical programming will now be heard on 88.7 KUHF-HD2. Original Report 2/24: KSBJ Educational Foundation will pay $10 million for KUHA and 91.3 K217GB Houston. Original Report 2/24: Houston Public Media has announced it has agreed to sell Classical 91.7 KUHA Houston to KSBJ Educational Foundation for an undisclosed price. KSBJ will flip KUHA to its Christian CHR “NGEN Radio” brand currently heard in the ...[Read More]

Houston Public Media To Sell 91.7 KUHA; Classical Format To Move Online

Houston Public Media has announced its intends to sell Classical 91.7 KUHA Houston. The company will continue the Classical format on 88.7 KUHF-HD2 and online once the sale takes place. The board of Houston Public Media has approved the intent to sell the frequency. No buyers have been approached yet regarding a price for the station. Station General Manager Lisa Shumate told KUHF: “We are making this change in recognition of the growing popularity, superior broadcast quality and greater efficiency of digital broadcasting. Placing our focus on HD radio and digital streaming for our classical music programming enables us to make the best use of technology and resources to continue providing the music and arts and culture content that our listeners enjoy.” Houston Public Media, t...[Read More]

KUHA Houston Cuts Airstaff Amidst Fundraising Woes

A poor fundraising campaign is being blamed for Classical 91.7 KUHA Houston’s decision to lay off four on-air hosts and a handful of off-air personnel today. CultureMap Houston reports that the cuts were made after a nine day fundraising campaign that ended last Friday left KUHA $74,000 short of its $200,000 goal while sister NPR News/Talk 88.7 KUHF fell $200,000 short of its $1 million goal. On-air hosts Bob Stevenson, Elaine Kennedy, Chris Johnson and Chris Hathaway were all dismissed today and replaced by American Public Media’s “Classical 24” Network. The local arts and music program “The Front Row” was also cancelled with the cuts. KUHF agreed to purchase then KTRU from Rice University for $9.5 Million in 2010. It began operating the station as All-...[Read More]