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KNGT Gator99.5 logo.png
CityLake Charles, Louisiana
Broadcast areaSouthwest Louisiana/Southeast Texas
BrandingGator 99.5
SloganToday's Country Hits
Frequency99.5 MHz
First air dateNovember 8, 1965 (as KPLC-FM)[1]
FormatModern Country
ERP100,000 Watts
HAAT357 meters (1,171 ft)
Callsign meaningGaTor (branding)
Former callsignsKPLC-FM (1965-1982)
KHEZ (1982-1983)
KHEZ-FM (1983-1985)
KHLA (1985-2002)
KBXG (2002-2005)[2]
AffiliationsNew Orleans Saints radio network
OwnerTownsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Lake Charles License, LLC)
Sister stationsKHLA, KKRC, KJMH, KLCL, KTSR

KNGT (99.5 FM, "Gator 99.5") is a radio station licensed to Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States, broadcasting a country music format. The station is currently owned by Townsquare Media.[3] The station is home to Mike Soileau in the Morning, Middays with Tracy, and Ryan Keith in the Afternoon (till 2018). KNGT is one of three country stations in Lake Charles. The station broadcasts from the KVHP TV tower 5 miles northwest of Edgerly, and its studios are located northwest of downtown Lake Charles.

The station adopted the country format in 2002 as K-BIG 99 with call letters KBXG. In 2005 the station switched to gator 99.5 with call letters KNGT. From 1985 to 2002 the station had an adult contemporary format as LA 99 with call letters KHLA.

In January of 2018, Gator 99.5 welcomed Your Buddy Russ into the afternoon slot, and on the air, replacing Ryan Keith from 3p-7p.


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  2. ^ Call Sign History, Accessed November 18, 2015
  3. ^ "KNGT Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

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Coordinates: 30°17′28″N 93°34′37″W / 30.291°N 93.577°W / 30.291; -93.577