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CityTyler, Texas
Broadcast areaTyler-Longview
BrandingThe Light
Frequency1330 kHz
First air date1956
Power1,000 watts day
77 watts night
Facility ID24246
Transmitter coordinates32°22′35″N 95°15′55″W / 32.37639°N 95.26528°W / 32.37639; -95.26528Coordinates: 32°22′35″N 95°15′55″W / 32.37639°N 95.26528°W / 32.37639; -95.26528
Callsign meaningK G o L D (former oldies format)
Former callsignsKDOK (1956-1965)
KZAK (1965-1979)
KTYL (1979-1990)
KDOK (1990-1993)
OwnerSalt of the Earth Broadcasting
Sister stationsKEES
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteOfficial website

KGLD (1330 AM, The Light) is a radio station broadcasting a Gospel music format.[1] Licensed to Tyler, Texas, United States, the station serves the Tyler-Longview area. The station is currently owned by Salt of the Earth Broadcasting.[2]


The station was assigned the call letters KDOK 2-16-1956. 1330 KDOK was the original top-40 station in Tyler, owned by Buford Broadcasting. In 1965, KDOK dropped its Top 40 format after 9 years, and became KZAK, a country station featuring East Texas legends like Hoss Huggins. KZAK continued until 1979, when the station became KTYL. On May 18, 1990, 1330 returned to its heritage KDOK call, and then was dropped again on August 24, 1993 when it became the current KGLD. KGLD originally stood for "K-GOLD", the branding used for the golden oldies format 1330 ran at the time. KGLD airs independently and in conjunction with its sister station, and the flagship of Salt of the Earth Broadcasting, KWWJ Baytown. [3]


  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Summer 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  2. ^ "KGLD Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  3. ^ "KGLD Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2009-08-31.

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