KTXT-FM returns to the airwaves - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/16/09

KTXT-FM returns to the airwaves

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By Karin Slyker | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - After six months of silence, Texas Tech's campus radio station is back on the air. However, KTXT-FM has undergone a few changes since January, including new management and a new format.

"The programming right now is primarily BBC world service through the day and jazz programming through the evenings, overnights and weekends. We'll probably add programs to it in sooner months as resources become available," said Derrick Ginter, general manager of KOHM-FM and KTXT-FM.

Back in December of 2008, 88.1 went off the air over concerns about high operating costs. Now, the station is fully automated with one single computer running the whole show.

"It's probably going to remain automated on the computer until we're able to get a studio established for it," Ginter said.

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Farewell to KTXT 88.1 FM
After 47 years on the air, 88.1 FM, Texas Tech's student run radio station, signed off for good. It was a decision that Tech officials say was a tough one, but it was even tougher for those who love KTXT. "I think we've lost a cultural beacon," said KTXT Program Director Jorge Penso.

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