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|Slogan||The Basin's Classic Rock Station|
|First air date||November 1, 1983 (as KGEE)|
|Former callsigns||KGEE (1981-2005)|
|Owner||Townsquare Media |
(Townsquare Media Odessa-Midland II License, LLC)
|Sister stations||KMND, KNFM, KODM, KRIL, KZBT|
KBAT, or K-BAT 99.9 is a radio station that serves the Midland–Odessa metropolitan area with a classic rock format. The station is under ownership of Townsquare Media. KBAT call letters were originally located on 93.3 FM and were moved over to 99.9 FM on September 13, 2005 to re-launch the rock station format the call letters had and made famous from 1985-1998. Re-launched on September 15, 2005 as "The Basin's Real Rock 99.9 K-BAT." You can listen to them online at http://kbat.com/listen-live .
Prior to changing to rock in September, 2005 the station was known as KGEE "Joy 99.9" and broadcast a contemporary Christian format for about a year. Prior to that, it had been country as KGEE "KG-100" since signing on in the early 1980s.
KGEE began as a sister station to KVKM (AM) Monahans, TX in 1982. The original CP was issued to KVKM and called for a 100 kW signal at a few hundred feet from the KVKM tower between Monahans and Kermit. That was never built. The CP was modified to specify a 500 tower near Penwell and Duro, Texas. Studios were in Monhans at KVKM, then an additional set of studios were built in Odessa, and the Monahans studios were dismantled once FCC rules changed in 1986.
On January 8, 2018 KBAT shifted their format from album-oriented rock to classic rock.
During the 1960s KBAT-AM was a top 40 station broadcasting out of San Antonio Texas.
- KBAT Flips to Classic Rock Radioinsight - January 10, 2018
- KBAT official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KBAT
- Radio-Locator information on KBAT
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KBAT
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