FM Technical Profile: KKND
- Station Name:
- 106.7 The Krewe
- Classic Hits
view] Along Delacroix Hwy., near the Jacks Canal area, south
of Bayou Rd.
- Power (ERP):
- 98 kW
- Beam tilt ERP
- Antenna HAAT:
- 981 feet.
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- AUX: 490 watts @ 656 feet. 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- An original
construction permit for a new station, licensed to Port Sulphur,
Louisiana on 106.7 MHz, was first issued to Mariner's Radio Relay
Company in the spring of 1980. It went through multiple permit
extensions before finally getting on the air from a site south of
Highway 23, a mile or so southeast of Port Sulphur, in 1985.
The first set of calls was KHAA and it ran 50 kW, carrying a Black
Gospel music format. The license was transferred to Salem
Media of Louisiana in 1986. Three years later, the station
signed on from a taller tower at the current site off Delacroix
Highway and became a New Orleans market competitor that also put
some signal into the western parts of the Biloxi radio market.
Beasley Broadcasting acquired the station in 1988. In 1989 the
station's call sign changed to KQLD and the format flipped to
The station was sold to Newmarket in August 1993. The call
sign changed to KGTR in September 1993, when the station flipped to
a "Rockin' Country" format as "The Gator"; one year later they sold
the station to Radio Equity Parntners, who abandoned country after a
few months for Jazz as KLJZ. Clear Channel acquired the station in
1996, and changed the call sign to KKND. Around this time the
station flipped to a Rock format, with Howard Stern in the
Clear Channel sold the station to Wilks License Company (who became
Citadel, who then eventually became Cumulus) in 2003, who went back
to the "Rockin' Country" format and nickname, later settling on "The
Wolf" as a moniker. At the end of May 2008, the call sign
changed to KXOS, and the station began simulcasting with New
Orleans-area KMEZ and its Rhythmic Oldies music format. Spots
on the station indicated that the rhythmic format would be moving
here, and one month later this became KMEZ.
The rhythmic oldies format had a good long run on the station until
the start of 2019, when Cumulus teased a change; at the start of the
new year, the format flipped to Classic Hits as "106.7 The Krewe".