KAMX

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KAMX
Mix 94.7.jpg
City Luling, Texas
Broadcast area Greater Austin
Branding Mix 94-7
Slogan Today's Best Mix
Frequency 94.7 MHz
First air date March 22, 1987 (as KAPT)
Format Hot Adult Contemporary
ERP 99,000 watts
(100,000 with beam tilt)
HAAT 398 meters (1,306 ft)
Class C0
Facility ID 48651
Callsign meaning K Austin's MiX
Former callsigns KAPT (1987-1989)
KATG (1989-1992)
KFGI (3/1992-4/1992)
KFGI-FM (1992-1994)
KPTY (1994-1995)
Owner Entercom Communications
(Entercom License, LLC)
Sister stations KJCE, KKMJ
Webcast Listen Live
Website mix947.com

KAMX (94.7 MHz "Mix 94-7") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Luling, Texas, and serving the Greater Austin radio market. It is owned by Entercom Communications and airs a hot adult contemporary radio format. The station has studios and offices on Westbank Drive, off Loop 360, near Westlake High School.[1]

The transmitter is off Buchman Mountain Road in Austin, amid numerous towers for other FM and TV stations.[2] KAMX broadcasts at 99,000 watts (100,000 with beam tilt), just about the maximum power allowed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for non-grandfathered FM stations. That gives KAMX one of the best FM signals in the Austin market, heard from the northern suburbs of San Antonio to Killeen and Temple.

On-Air Staff

KAMX's air staff includes Booker, Alex and Sara in morning drive time (Brad Booker, Alex Franco, and Sara Osburn), midday host Heather Rivera, afternoon host Sean Mack and evenings with Orphan Andrew.

History

On March 22, 1987, the station signed on as KAPT.[3] It was owned by Mark Grubbs who also served as General Manager. The station debuted with a hybrid Top 40/Country music format under the name "Capital FM," with the call sign spelling out "Kapital." (Austin is the capital of Texas.)

KAPT found little initial success against established Top 40 stations KHFI and KBTS (now KGSR). The station experimented with other formats including beautiful music, country music "The Country Kat" KATG,[4] oldies "Froggy 94" KFGI, and Dance/CHR "Party 94.7" KPTY.

In 1994, the Amaturo Radio Group bought the station for $2.5 million.[5] On September 1, 1995, Amaturo changed the station's format to Modern Adult Contemporary "Mix 94.7" with the call sign KAMX. In 1998, the station changed hands again, this time being acquired by Infinity Broadcasting.[6] Infinity later was merged into CBS Radio.

Over time, KAMX moved from Modern AC to Hot AC. In 2006, CBS announced it would sell 15 radio stations across the country to Entercom, including KAMX. The ownership change became official on November 30, 2007.[7] Coincidentally, CBS Radio merged into Entercom in 2017, with all former CBS Radio stations now owned by Entercom.

In fall of 2008, morning duo J.B. & Sandy renewed their contracts with Entercom for five years, keeping them on the air through the end of 2013. But in 2013, their contracts were not renewed.

References

  1. ^ Majic.radio.com/contact-us
  2. ^ Radio-Locator.com/KAMX
  3. ^ {https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB/1988/B-Radio-Neb-Terr-1988-YB.pdf Broadcasting Yearbook 1988 page B-277]
  4. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1992 page A-345
  5. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1996 page B-416
  6. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2000 page D-444
  7. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2010 page D-535

External links

  • MIX 94.7 KAMX official website
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for KAMX
  • Radio-Locator information on KAMX
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KAMX

Coordinates: 30°19′23″N 97°48′00″W / 30.323°N 97.800°W / 30.323; -97.800

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