Local radio station changes hands | Business


Chalk Hill Communications has purchased Sports Talk East Texas, KYZX 1240 AM and 95.7 FM in Tyler from ATW Media’s Paul Glieser.

KYZX has switched its format to a simulcast of Classic Hits, KDOK 1240 AM, which is licensed by Kilgore. KDOK has several FM translators in the area. It can be heard on 105.3 FM in Kilgore, 101.9 FM in Longview, 106.1 FM in Henderson, 94.9 in Chalk Hill – Lake Cherokee and now 95.7 FM and 1490 AM in Tyler.

Chalk Hill owner Chuck Conrad describes the station as “a mix of 1960s English invasion hits through the mid to late 1980s.

“For a lot of people, it’s the music they grew up with,” Conrad said. “You’ll find artists like the Rolling Stones, Jackson Browne, Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, the Beatles, Carole King and many more.”

Conrad said a typical weekly playlist is around 1,500 songs, so there’s always variety.

Although the official call letters remain in Kilgore, it marks a homecoming. At one point, KDOK was on 1490 in Tyler. It was the major Top 40 station in the region from 1965 to 1990.

Chalk Hill Communications is locally owned and operated. It also owns KZQX FM, popularly known as QX-FM. The oldies station can be heard on 100.3 FM in Longview and 97.9 FM in Tyler.

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