KTON (defunct)

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KTON
City of licenseBelton, Texas
Broadcast areaKilleen-Temple, Texas
BrandingCountry Legends
Slogan"Where The Country Legends Live!"
Frequency940 kHz
FormatDefunct
Power1,000 watts (day)
5 watts (night)
ClassD
Facility ID60091
Transmitter coordinates31°02′37″N 97°24′46″W / 31.04361°N 97.41278°W / 31.04361; -97.41278
Callsign meaningBelTON, Texas
OwnerJLF Communications, LLP
 
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KTON
City of licenseBelton, Texas
Broadcast areaKilleen-Temple, Texas
BrandingCountry Legends
Slogan"Where The Country Legends Live!"
Frequency940 kHz
FormatDefunct
Power1,000 watts (day)
5 watts (night)
ClassD
Facility ID60091
Transmitter coordinates31°02′37″N 97°24′46″W / 31.04361°N 97.41278°W / 31.04361; -97.41278
Callsign meaningBelTON, Texas
OwnerJLF Communications, LLP

KTON (940 AM) was a radio station serving the Killeen-Temple, Texas, area. The station's broadcast license was most recently held by JLF Communications, LLP. Prior to shut down, it was a simulcast of KTFW-FM 92.1 in Glen Rose, Texas.

In March 2009, the Commission learned that the station fell silent on December 30, 2008, when the owner of the transmitter site seized control of the transmitter and dismantled the station's broadcast towers after KTON failed to make required rent payments. The station formally notified the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that they had fallen silent on March 9, 2009.[1] The station applied to the FCC for special temporary authority to remain silent which was then granted.[1]

An application to change the station's frequency to 950 kHz and the city of license to Kaufman, Texas, was submitted in July 2009.[2] The Commission accepted the application for filing but never formally approved the move.[2]

As of June 2010, KTON is no longer licensed by the FCC. The FCC revoked KTON's license due to being silent for more than one year and for not notifying the FCC regarding the station being dark in a timely manner. The KTON call sign was deleted from the FCC database on June 2, 2010.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Application Search Details (20090309ACQ)". FCC Media Bureau. March 19, 2009. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Application Search Details (BP-20090714AAQ)". FCC Media Bureau. July 15, 2009. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau. June 2, 2010. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 

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