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KPWT
City of license Terrell Hills, Texas
Broadcast area San Antonio, Texas
Branding FM Talk 106.7
Frequency 106.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1986
Format FM Talk
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 310 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 70357
Callsign meaning "K" PoWer Texas (previous format)
Former callsigns KELZ-FM, KCJZ, KDIL, KKYX-FM, KMMX, KESI
Former frequencies 106.3 MHz
Owner Cox Radio
Sister stations KCYY, KISS-FM, KKYX, KONO, KONO-FM, KSMG
Webcast Listen Live
Website fmtalk1067.com

KPWT (FM Talk 106.7) is a Talk radio station serving the San Antonio area. The Cox Communications outlet operates at 106.7 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW and its city of licence is Terrell Hills, Texas.

History

KPWT's history began in 1986 when AC KESI (Star 106) switched frequencies from 106.3 to 106.7. In 1987 they evolved into KMMX (KMix 106.7) but kept its AC format intact until 1992 when it flipped to a simulcast of Country formatted KKYX From 1993 to 1995 the Station became Contemporary Country KDIL 106.7 The Armadillo. However that would go away in 1995 when it switched formats to Smooth Jazz and call letters to KCJZ (Smooth Jazz 106.7).

But after four years as Smooth Jazz, that too would go away by 1999 when it jumped on the Rhythmic Oldies bandwagon and became "106.7 JAMZ" (even though they retained the KCJZ calls). By August 2001 they would evolve into a Rhythmic/Dance Top 40, with the KCJZ calls and the "106.7 JAMZ" slogan left intact. During this tenure they would enjoy a loyal following and while the ratings weren't spectacular (plus they were in a four-way Top 40 war at the time), it did very well.

However that would all come to an end on October 31, 2003 at 10:00am, when KCJZ switch directions to Mainstream Top 40 and became KELZ, Michael Jackson's Thriller was 1067Jamz last song followed by a commercial break and then the following radio jingle "The All New Z1067 plays all of the hits not just some of them" The first song played on Z1067 was "Where is the Love by the Black Eyed Peas" giving the Alamo City two Mainstream Top 40s, the other being KXXM. At first their playlist was broad-based by playing "All The Hits" in an effort to cut into KXXM, whose direction at times tends to border toward Modern rock.

On October 6, 2006 they began to set their sights on the current market leader KBBT by evolving towards a Rhythmic direction and adopting the "Power 106.7" handle, along with a call letter change to KPWT to match the handle. The move now gives San Antonio its first Rhythmic battle since 2003. KPWT is also the second station in San Antonio to adopt the "Power" moniker; the last station to use the moniker was KITY from 1987 to 1990.

On May 28, 2009 KPWT began stunting with Christmas music as a format switch. But it was announced at 5 pm on June 1st that the station would turn into FM Talk 106.7. The lineup will include Mancow Muller, Neal Boortz, Laura Ingraham, Michael Savage, Clark Howard, and more.

The move behind this was said to be the release of the PPM in San Antonio to come soon.

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