|City||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Broadcast area||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
Santa Fe, New Mexico
|Slogan||Albuquerque's New Country Music Leader|
|First air date||September 15, 1965|
|HAAT||1,268.0 meters (4,160.1 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||Sandia CReST, a mountain landmark in Albuquerque|
|Owner||Cumulus Media |
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
|Sister stations||KDRF, KKOB-AM/FM, KMGA, KNML, KTBL|
KRST (Nash FM 92.3 KRST) is a commercial radio station located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, broadcasting to the Albuquerque-Santa Fe, New Mexico area on 92.3 FM. KRST airs a country music format owned by Cumulus Media. Its studios are located in Downtown Albuquerque and the transmitter tower is located atop Sandia Crest east of the city.
Album-oriented rock, out - country, in
92.3 KRST owes its current incarnation to movie actor and former "SweatHog" John Travolta. Prior to the release of the 1980 hit "Urban Cowboy," KRST was a very successful and widely popular Album Oriented Rock station. The station was the classic representation of what FM radio used to be: Silky-smooth voiced DJ's, Tracks played well into the deepest part of an artist's collection of albums and strictly vinyl.
The Get Up Gang, the KRST morning show, was nominated for an Academy of County Music award in 2006 for Best Show (Medium Market) with the cast including Dawson McKay, Kristina Carlyle, and Levi With. All have since exited the show and the station is airing syndicated programming.
On May 30, 2014, Cumulus Media expanded the "Nash FM" brand to Albuquerque via the rebranding of KRST as "Nash FM 92.3". The conversion of KRST to the Nash brand is part of Cumulus' plans to have their Country outlets adopt a national based brand using syndicated and local content, similar to Clear Channel's Top 40/CHR "Kiss-FM" model. The conversion also resulted in of the several KRST air staffers (except for Velasco) being let go, including The Get Up Gang morning show. Eventually, Nash FM was dropped and brought back to its original branding "92.3 KRST" on June 2019.
- "Nash Takes Left Turn Into Albuquerque" from Radio Insight (May 30, 2014)
- KRST official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KRST
- Radio-Locator information on KRST
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KRST
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