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KROI
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City of license Seabrook, Texas
Broadcast area Greater Houston
Branding Praise 92.1
Slogan Houston's Inspiration Station
Frequency 92.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Format Urban Contemporary Gospel
ERP 21,360 watts
HAAT 526 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 35565
Callsign meaning Radio One Incorporated, the station's owner
Former callsigns KZRQ (Sep 1983 - Feb 1985)

KYND (Feb 1985 - Apr 1986)
KLEF (Apr 1986 - Sep 1987)

KRTS (Sep 1987 - Sep 2004)
Owner Radio One
Sister stations KBXX, KMJQ
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.praisehouston.com

KROI is owned by Radio One and broadcasts at 92.1 FM with an urban contemporary gospel format. It is licensed to Seabrook, Texas.

Signed on in September 1983 as top 40/CHR KZRQ "Z92". They took heavy shots against its CHR neighbor on the dial, KKBQ "93FM" and even had a song parody of then hit, Ray Parker Jr's Ghostbusters called "Zoobusters" that poked fun of KKBQ's Q-Zoo morning show. The station also claimed to be the first station to play CDs and the world's first all digital station. By the fall of 1984, KZRQ was gone, the station flipped to a beautiful music format under the KYND callsign. (ironically KKBQ-FM's previous incarnation). Later on the station was known as KRTS with a Classical format. KRTS was created to fill the void when KLEF, at 94.5 FM, flipped from Classical to Adult Contemporary as KJYY.

Radio One purchased KRTS in 2004, changed its calls to KROI with a new short-lived Regional Mexican format as "La Mera Mera". When that was unsuccessful, its owners, which mainly specialize in Urban radio formatted station ownership, flipped it one more time to the current Urban Gospel format.

KROI is the flagship of the nationally syndicated Yolanda Adams Morning Show, which debuted March 2007. Outside of that, it is mainly jockless throughout the day except for several specialized programs on the weekends.

Callsign & Moniker History

  • KZRQ - 9/1983 (Z-92)
  • KYND - 02/05/1985
  • KLEF - 04/28/1986
  • KRTS - 09/01/1987 ("KRTS Seabrook, Houston. K-ARTS: Houston's classical radio station on the air at 92.1 FM and on the web at KRTS.com")
  • KROI - 09/15/2004 (La Mera Mera 92.1, Praise 92.1)

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