Tejano station returns

KTXZ 1560-am radio has been broadcasting Tejano music since just after midnight on Saturday. I’ve heard no live d.j. yet. I have heard two commercials, one for a private outfit that confers undergraduate degrees and one for the fiestas patrias commemorating el diez y seis de septiembre at Fiesta Gardens, Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13.

The Encino Broadcasting site has not been enlightening. I had checked it and it was up as recently as 7 am this morning; at the moment it’s not even available. I’ve found what seems to be from a press release at the Austin Business Journal, in which eventual simultaneous broadcasting on 95.1-fm is promised.

KTXZ is located in West Lake Hills, and reception is good in most parts of town. It was Tejano in the past and at one time Fred Cantu was the station’s voice. In the 16 de septiembre announcements, the news is that Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz, plus Los Texmaniacs with vocalist and accordionist supreme David Farias, will star on Friday. Saturday will feature a rotation of lesser-known groups, apparently mostly conjuntos. No firm schedule is up at the Web site, but I’ve heard that Los Texmaniacs will take the stage at 8:30 Friday night and that the gates open at noon on Saturday. The info hotline has been announced as 538-1351.

KTXZ, as much as I’ve heard so far, has been playing oldies, including lots of Texan favorite Intocable, very recently reviewed in the NYT. Chris “Tejano Man” Tristan, it would seem, is still a source for the latest news (Univision Radio Recuerdos 107.7, Sundays starting at 6 pm). And another is Isidoro Lopez on KOOP 91.7, Fiesta Musical, Fridays from 11 am to 1 pm.

Welcome back, KTXZ!

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  1. Tejano and conjunto music roundup | Austin Metblogs (pingback) on October 2nd, 2008 @ 1:13 pm

    […] Tejano radio KTXZ 1560-AM is at last simulcasting on the FM dial at 95.1, a boon for those who’ve been having trouble with reception on the AM band. […]

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