KAMX (94.7 MHz "Mix 94-7") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Luling, Texas, and serving the Greater Austin radio market. It is owned by Entercom Communications and airs a hot adult contemporary radio format. The station has studios and offices on Westbank Drive, off Loop 360, near Westlake High School.[1]

KAMX
Mix 94.7.jpg
CityLuling, Texas
Broadcast areaGreater Austin
Frequency94.7 MHz
BrandingMix 94-7
SloganToday's Best Mix
Programming
FormatHot Adult Contemporary
Ownership
OwnerEntercom
(Entercom License, LLC)
KJCE, KKMJ, K240EL
History
First air date
March 22, 1987 (as KAPT)
Former call signs
KAPT (1987-1989)
KATG (1989-1992)
KFGI (3/1992-4/1992)
KFGI-FM (1992-1994)
KPTY (1994-1995)
Call sign meaning
K Austin's MiX
Technical information
Facility ID48651
ClassC0
ERP99,000 watts
(100,000 with beam tilt)
HAAT398 meters (1,306 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitemix947.com

The transmitter is off Buchman Mountain Road in Austin, amid numerous towers for other FM and TV stations.[2] KAMX broadcasts at 99,000 watts (100,000 with beam tilt), just about the maximum power allowed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for non-grandfathered FM stations. That gives KAMX one of the best FM signals in the Austin market, heard from the northern suburbs of San Antonio to Killeen and Temple.

On-Air StaffEdit

KAMX's air staff includes Booker, Alex and Sara in morning drive time (Brad Booker, Alex Franco, and Sara Osburn), midday host Heather Rivera, afternoon host Sean Mack and evenings with Orphan Andrew.

HistoryEdit

On March 22, 1987, the station signed on as KAPT.[3] It was owned by Mark Grubbs, who also served as general manager. The station debuted with a hybrid Top 40/Country music format under the name "Capital FM," with the call sign spelling out "Kapital." (Austin is the capital of Texas.)

KAPT found little initial success against established Top 40 stations KHFI and KBTS (now KGSR). The station experimented with other formats including beautiful music, country music "The Country Kat" KATG,[4] oldies "Froggy 94" KFGI, and Dance/CHR "Party 94.7" KPTY.

In 1994, the Amaturo Radio Group bought the station for $2.5 million.[5] On September 1, 1995, Amaturo changed the station's format to Modern Adult Contemporary "Mix 94.7" with the call sign KAMX. In 1998, the station changed hands again, this time being acquired by Infinity Broadcasting.[6] Infinity later was merged into CBS Radio.

Over time, KAMX moved from Modern AC to Hot AC. In 2006, CBS announced it would sell 15 radio stations across the country to Entercom, including KAMX. The ownership change became official on November 30, 2007.[7] Coincidentally, CBS Radio merged into Entercom in 2017, with all former CBS Radio stations now owned by Entercom.

In the fall of 2008, morning duo J.B. & Sandy renewed their contracts with Entercom for five years, keeping them on the air through the end of 2013. But in 2013, their contracts were not renewed.

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Coordinates: 30°19′23″N 97°48′00″W / 30.323°N 97.800°W / 30.323; -97.800