KJCE (1370 kHz) is an AM radio station licensed to Rollingwood, Texas, and serving the Greater Austin. The station airs a talk radio format and is owned by Entercom Communications. The station has studios and offices on Westbank Drive, off Loop 360, near Westlake High School.[1] The transmitter is off Johnny Morris Road, near Loyola Lane.[2]

KJCE
KJCE logo.jpg
CityRollingwood, Texas
Broadcast areaGreater Austin
Frequency1370 kHz
BrandingTalk 1370
SloganThe Right Choice
Programming
FormatTalk radio
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
Westwood One Network
CBS Radio News
Ownership
OwnerEntercom Communications
(Entercom License, LLC)
KAMX, KKMJ-FM, K240EL
History
First air date
1948
Former call signs
KTXN (1947-1958)
KOKE (1958-1991)
KKMJ (1991-1992)
KFGI (1992-1993)
Call sign meaning
K-JuiCE (former station branding)
Technical information
Facility ID1243
ClassB
Power5,000 watts day
500 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
30°18′16″N 97°38′53″W / 30.30444°N 97.64806°W / 30.30444; -97.64806Coordinates: 30°18′16″N 97°38′53″W / 30.30444°N 97.64806°W / 30.30444; -97.64806
Repeater(s)KKMJ 95.5 HD2
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitetalk1370.com

In 2015, the station began simulcasting on HD Radio, using the HD2 carrier of FM sister station 95.5 KKMJ.

ProgrammingEdit

KJCE runs mostly nationally syndicated talk shows. Weekdays begin with This Morning, America's First News with Gordon Deal. Then at 8 a.m., Brian Kilmeade airs, followed by Dave Ramsey, Sean Hannity and Michael Berry, based at KTRH in Houston. In the evening, Joe Pags and Michael Savage are heard, with Red Eye Radio overnight.

Weekends feature shows on money, health, the outdoors, home improvement and cars. Many weekend shows are paid brokered programming. KJCE carries CBS Radio News at the top and bottom of the hour. The station also carries college football and basketball games from Texas A&M University.

HistoryEdit

The station began broadcasting in 1948, and held the call sign KTXN.[3][4] It ran 1,000 watts during daytime hours only.[4] On August 28, 1958, its call sign was changed to KOKE,[4] the AM side of the legendary KOKE-FM Country music radio brand in Austin in the 1970s. (An FM sister station 95.5 KOKE-FM, signed on in 1968, not related to today's KOKE-FM 99.7.)

In 1991, it switched to a simulcast of the soft adult contemporary sound on KKMJ-FM, using the call sign KKMJ.

In 1992, the station rebranded as "K-Juice 1370," with the call letters changing to KJCE. KJCE's new format originally consisted exclusively of satellite-delivered soul oldies, before a much-heralded switch in 1996 under new program and news director Benjamin Bryant,[5] to a mix of satellite-delivered urban adult contemporary music with limited local news, public service, and sports programming (when KJCE first began broadcasting Texas A&M football games). In 1997, Bryant received two Paul R. Ellis Media Awards from the American Heart Association of Texas for KJCE's coverage of heart disease and stroke risk in Austin's most vulnerable communities.

KJCE became a talk station in 2002. The station formerly simulcast on the HD3 carrier of sister station Majic 95.5 as well as translator K242CC at 96.3 MHz. On July 29, 2013, both outlets dropped KJCE. In 2015, KKMJ put KJCE's talk programming on its HD2 subchannel.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Talk1370.radio.com/contact-us
  2. ^ Radio-Locator.com/KJCE
  3. ^ 1958 Broadcasting Yearbook, Broadcasting, 1958. p. A-371. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c History Cards for KJCE, fcc.gov. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  5. ^ Herndon, John (3 March 1996). "The Juice changes its on air fare". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 23 May 2019.

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