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Kaja-fm

KAJA
City of license San Antonio, Texas
Broadcast area San Antonio, Texas
Branding KJ97
Slogan "San Antonio is KJ Country!"
Frequency 97.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1951 (as KITE-FM)
Format Country Music
ERP 98,000 watts
HAAT 300 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 11919
Transmitter coordinates

29°31′26.0″N 98°43′26.0″W / 29.523889°N 98.723889°W / 29.523889; -98.723889 (KAJA)

Callsign meaning KaJa (pronounced KAJAy)
Former callsigns KITE-FM (1951-1957)
KENN-FM (1957-1958)
KEEZ (1958-1978)
WOAI-FM (1978-1981)
Owner Clear Channel Communications
(CCB Texas Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stations KXXM, KQXT-FM, KRPT, KZEP-FM, KTKR, WOAI
Webcast Listen Live
Website kj97.com

KAJA (97.3 FM) San Antonio, "KJ97" is a Country Music station owned by Clear Channel Communications.

History

The station was founded in 1951 as KITE-FM and later KEEZ, and owned by Charles Balthrope. It was sold to San Antonio Broadcasting Company in 1975. SABC was owned by Lowry Mays, BJ Red McCombs, and a Paul Schaffer (not the one from The Late Show). A year later the same owners bought WOAI (AM) in San Antonio, and owing to WOAI operating as a class I (now class A) named their company Clear Channel Communications. In the late seventies SBC and Clear Channel were merged into a new Clear Channel, which went on to own more than 1,000 radio radio stations.

Previously KEEZ and then WOAI-FM (from 1978-1981), the station adopted the KAJA calls and current format in 1981. They are also one of two country music FMs in the San Antonio market, the other being rival KCYY, whom they have competed with since 1987.

On October 18, 2010 it was announced that they won the 2010 CMA Large Market Radio Station of the Year award. This was the station's first CMA award win. They accepted the award at the show in November.[1] In October of 2012, Randy Carroll and Jamie Martin won the 2012 CMA Large Market Personality of the Year award. It was their first CMA win. They accepted their awards at the show on November 1st.

References

External links

  • KJ-97's website
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for KAJA
  • Radio-Locator information on KAJA
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KAJA
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