|City of license||FM: Helotes, Texas
AM: San Antonio, Texas
|Broadcast area||San Antonio, Texas|
|Slogan||San Antonio's Greatest Hits|
AM: 860 kHz
|First air date||FM: 1971 (as KNAF)
|Power||AM: 5,000 watts (day)
900 watts (night)
|ERP||FM: 96,000 watts|
|HAAT||FM: 302 meters|
|Facility ID||FM: 50030
|Callsign meaning||San AntONiO|
|Sister stations||KCYY, KISS-FM, KKYX, KTKX, KSMG|
KONO-FM (101.1 FM) is a classic hits music formatted radio station licensed to Helotes, Texas. It is owned by Cox Radio and simulcasts the programs of its sister station, KONO, 860 AM, located in San Antonio, Texas.
KONO-FM has been simulcasting KONO AM since May 1990. During that time KBKK 107.9 FM started broadcasting KFAN's previous format from Johnson City, Texas about a 1 year later acquiring the KFAN calls.
KONO-FM and AM, formerly an oldies AM and FM simulcast, now features a playlist of hit songs from the station's long history of Top 40 music from the mid '60s to the late '70s. KONO-FM is simulcast on its original AM signal of 860 AM, and is known for "San Antonio's Greatest Hits". Playlist artists include The Eagles, Spinners, Al Green, Supremes, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Billy Joel and others from the '60s to '70s era of hit music radio.
KONO is the fourth oldest AM frequency in the San Antonio, TX. KONO, began as a hobby in the early days of radio broadcasting by Eugene Roth in a room over his garage in downtown San Antonio. Later, Eugene Roth's son, Jack Roth, inherited the station from his father. Its original format was country & western. In the sixties, KONO (the Big 86) was one of the leading "top-40" stations in San Antonio for several years. Some of the on air personnel were Howard Edwards, Don Couser, Woody Roberts, Skinny Don Green, Lee 'Baby' Simms, Dave Mitchell, Johnny Shannon, Charlie Scott, Nick St John and Frank Jolley plus many more. Many still live in the San Antonio area or parts of Texas. KONO in the 1960s won national awards for their popularity and creativity. In 1965, Bob Pearson and Howard Edwards were selected as two of the top radio personalities in the country. KONO was the number one AM station in San Antonio an•d KITY-FM, its sister station was the top rated FM station.
• Dave E. Rios - 5:30am - 10am
• Steve Casanova - 10am - 3pm
• Steven O. Sellers - 3pm - 8pm
• Roger Allen - 8pm - Midnight
• Casey Kasem - "American Top 40: The '70s" - Sundays 8am - 11am
• Charlie Tuna - "Charlie Tuna: The '70s" - Sundays 7pm - 12am
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