KTMY

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KTMY
KTMY myTalk107.1 logo.png
CityMinneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Broadcast areaMinneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Branding"myTalk 107.1"
Slogan"Everything entertainment"
Frequency107.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Repeater(s)WARH-HD2 (St. Louis)
First air date1968 (as WIXK-FM)
FormatTalk
HD2: Classic hits / oldies (WDGY simulcast)
ERP22,000 watts
HAAT179 m (587 ft)
ClassC2
Facility ID60641
Transmitter coordinates45°3′45.0″N 93°8′22.0″W / 45.062500°N 93.139444°W / 45.062500; -93.139444
Callsign meaningDerived from the "MY Talk" branding
Former callsignsWIXK-FM (1979–2002)
WFMP (2002-2010)
AffiliationsABC News Radio
OwnerHubbard Broadcasting
(KTMY-FM, LLC)
Sister stationsRadio: KSTP, KSTP-FM
TV: KSTC-TV, KSTP-TV
WebcastListen Live
Websitemytalk1071.com

KTMY (107.1 MHz FM) is a non-political, female-oriented talk radio station broadcasting to the Twin Cities region. The station is owned and operated by Hubbard Broadcasting. The station's studio facility, located on the boundary line between St. Paul and Minneapolis, is shared with sister stations KSTP (1500 AM), KSTP-FM (94.5 FM), KSTP-TV (channel 5) and KSTC-TV (channel 45). The station's transmitter is located at Telefarm Towers in Shoreview, Minnesota.

Station history[edit]

The station was originally licensed to serve New Richmond, Wisconsin as WIXK-FM, simulcasting the country music format of that city's WIXK 1590 AM. Hubbard Broadcasting bought both stations in 2000 for $27 million and moved WIXK-FM to the immediate Twin Cities area, where the station's city of license was changed from New Richmond to Coon Rapids, Minnesota and its transmitter moved to the Telefarm installation in Shoreview.

On June 3, 2002, WIXK-FM adopted the WFMP call sign and dropped country in favor of a talk format, originally branded as "FM 107" ("real. life. conversation."), that emphasized issues, topics, and conversations that catered to a female audience.[1][2] The original FM 107 schedule included national call-in/advice shows featuring Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Dr. Joy Browne, and Clark Howard, but locally produced programming would make up a majority of the schedule in later years (with national shows such as Dr. Joy Browne's still airing in nighttime and weekend slots). The tone of programming would change over time as well, moving from a mix of serious and lighthearted discussions to a larger emphasis on entertainment news, gossip, pop culture, and other not-so-serious topics. This coincided with the station adopting the current KTMY call sign and the "myTalk" branding in February 2010.[3][4]

In 2007, the station gained a measure of national exposure by heeding a call from condemned inmate Philip Workman to have vegetarian pizza delivered to homeless residents of Nashville, Tennessee.[5]

HD Radio[edit]

KTMY has been broadcasting a HD radio signal since October 2011. The station's HD-2 subchannel aired a simulcast of the sports format of sister station KSTP (AM); that simulcast moved to a subchannel of KSTP-FM in December 2013. The HD2 is now simulcasting the oldies format of Borgen Broadcasting-owned WDGY.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hubbard's WIXK picks women talk", from The Business Journal (Minneapolis-St. Paul edition), May 17, 2002
  2. ^ https://archive.org/details/cftp-wixk-2002-06-10
  3. ^ "Best of the Twin Cities 2006: Best Radio Station About Nothing", from CityPages, April 26, 2006
  4. ^ "FM107 changing to myTalk107", from St. Paul Pioneer Press, 2/1/2010
  5. ^ "Executed man's last request honored—pizza for homeless", from cnn.com, May 2007
  6. ^ Source: Northpine.com (posted 12/26/2013)
  7. ^ https://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=16 HD Radio Guide for Minneapolis-St. Paul

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