Saturday, October 31, 2009

Austin Radio Changes Coming reports that massive changes are coming to the Austin radio landscape on Monday, November 2.  Many, but not all of the changes involve Spanish radio stations flipping to English formats, courtesy the financially troubled BMP Radio.  Here's a quick summary of the changes:

  • 1490 KFON:  switching to an undisclosed format from Tejano.
  • 1530 KZNX:  moving its local programming to 104.9 (see below).
  • 92.5 KXXS:  switching to an undisclosed format.
  • 98.9 KXBT (formerly KHHL):  apparently switching to news/talk.  A possible website,, has been registered this week.
  • 99.7 K259AJ:  the former Hot 93.3 translator is now simulcasting 590 KLBJ.
  • 104.9 KHHL (formerly KXBT):  flipping to sports, possibly as "104.9 the Horn".

I'll be listening Monday and intend to update as I learn anything, but if you know something, feel free to comment.

Check out's entire report for more information.

Update 10/31:  It appears from a update (same link as before) and an Austin American-Statesman article that 1490 KFON will keep its current format, which is listed as Spanish oldies by the Statesman and Tejano by  92.5 KXXS will remain a simulcast of 104.9 with the new format.  Meanwhile, former KVET morning host Sammy Allred will have a daily show on news/talk 98.9 KXBT.