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KTDY
Broadcast area Lafayette, Louisiana
Branding 99.9 KTDY
Slogan "The Best Variety of the '80s, '90s and Today!"
Frequency 99.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date September 15, 1966
Format Adult Contemporary
ERP 100,000 watts
Class C
Callsign meaning Today Radio
Former callsigns KPEL-FM
Owner Regent Communications
Sister stations KFTE, KMDL, KPEL, KPEL-FM, KRKA, KROF
Website 999ktdy.com

KTDY (99.9 FM) is an adult contemporary music formatted radio station in the Lafayette/Acadiana market. The station's 100,000-watt signal allows it to be picked up clearly 24/7 in Baton Rouge, 55 miles to the east.

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History

KTDY signed on in September 15, 1966 as KPEL-FM, and was at first a beautiful music simulcast of sister station 1420/KPEL. In the early 70s, due to FCC regulations discouraging full AM/FM simulcasts, KPEL-FM began programming a progressive rock format in the overnight hours, retaining the beautiful music format during the day. Eventually, KPEL-FM changed calls to KTDY, and the progressive format was expanded to broadcast the entire day. In 1979, KTDY began testing a 3-hour nightly disco format called "the Elecric Disco." The disco experiment only lasted a year before KTDY shifted to become Acadiana's first FM top 40 station as "FM100, Today Radio", beating KSMB by four years. After KSMB switched to top 40 on in October 1984, the two stations were engaged in a heated format competition until KTDY shifted to adult contemporary as "Magic 99.9" in 1986.

Since shifting to AC, KTDY has tweaked the format back and forth from mainstream AC to oldies-based Soft AC in the early 1990s to Hot AC in 1998, then back to mainstream AC in 2000.

KTDY at one point aired 'American Top 40 With Casey Kasem', 'King Biscuit Flower Hour', 'Record Report and The Special Of The Week with Robert W. Morgan', 'Scan', 'Powerline', 'Earth News', 'Dr. Demento', 'Off The Record With Mary Turner', '60 Second LP', and in the early days of the station a strange, daily comedy serial called 'Kremin Of The Star Corps'.

HD Radio

An Ibiquity-licensed station, KTDY began broadcasting HD Radio in August 2007. KTDY was the first commercial station in the Acadiana market to do so, and was the second overall, after KRVS. Currently, KTDY does not multicast.

Current personalities

Their morning show is hosted by C.J. and Debbie Ray. The mid-day show is hosted by Steve Wiley. The afternoon drive time is hosted by JayCee. They broadcast the syndicated "Delilah" starting at 7:00 p.m.

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