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CityPort Arthur, Texas
BrandingPower 1340
FrequencyAM 1340 kHz
First air date1947
FormatBrokered programming
Power1,000 watts
Facility ID62238
OwnerBirach Broadcasting Corporation

KOLE 1340 AM is a radio station licensed to Port Arthur, Texas. The station airs brokered programming and is owned by Birach Broadcasting Corporation.[1] The station was sold in 2015 to OnPointMedia and resumed broadcasting soon thereafter with a mix of soul and gospel music.


KOLE received its license in 1947. It was owned by the Port Arthur Broadcasting Company and broadcast with 250 watts. Radio Southwest, Inc. bought the station in 1959; Gulf States Broadcasting Company took control in 1972, selling five years later to Northstar Broadcasting. KOLE began broadcasting during the day with 1,000 watts in 1971 and later upgraded its nighttime power to match.

The station was damaged in Hurricane Harvey when flooding swamped the transmitter site. It is expected that KOLE will be off the air for three months.[2]


  1. ^ KOLE fcc.gov. Accessed December 19, 2013
  2. ^ "FCC Reports Fewer Radio Stations Silent From Harvey". InsideRadio. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.

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Coordinates: 29°54′15″N 93°56′10″W / 29.90417°N 93.93611°W / 29.90417; -93.93611