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KMXB (94.1 FM, Mix 94.1) is a commercial radio station licensed to Henderson, Nevada, and serving the Las Vegas radio market. KMXB airs a hot adult contemporary radio format and is owned by Entercom. The station's studios and offices are located in the unincorporated Clark County community of Spring Valley, while its transmitter is atop Black Mountain in Henderson.

KMXB
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CityHenderson, Nevada
Broadcast areaLas Vegas Valley
BrandingMix 94.1
SloganVegas' Best Music Mix
Frequency94.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air dateFebruary 10, 1971 (1971-02-10) (as KXTZ)
FormatFM/HD1: Hot AC
HD2: LGBTQ talk/EDM "Channel Q"
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT354 meters (1,161 ft)
ClassC
Facility ID51676
Transmitter coordinates36°00′29″N 115°00′22″W / 36.008°N 115.006°W / 36.008; -115.006Coordinates: 36°00′29″N 115°00′22″W / 36.008°N 115.006°W / 36.008; -115.006
Callsign meaningK MiX B
Former callsignsKXTZ (1971–1995)
KJMZ (1995–1996)
OwnerEntercom
(Entercom License, LLC)
Sister stationsKLUC-FM, KXNT, KXQQ-FM, KXTE, KXST
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Websitemix941fm.radio.com
wearechannelq.radio.com (HD2)

KMXB broadcasts in the HD Radio format. Its HD2 subchannel carries "Channel Q," a radio.com format of LGBTQ talk and EDM dance music.[1]

HistoryEdit

The station signed on the air on February 10, 1971.[2]KXTZ was a beautiful music station from 1971 until 1994. The call sign spelled out the moniker "Ecstasy." KXTZ beat the market's easy listening music competitor KEER-FM 97.1, forcing that station to switch formats in 1984.

In 1994, KXTZ switched formats. It changed first to Soft Adult Contemporary music and then to Urban AC.

In the mid 1990s, KXTZ call letters switched from KXTZ to KJMZ. The station was known as "94.1 - Jamz". In 1996, KJMZ became KMXB ("Mix 94.1"). The first song played on KMXB was Nivana's "Come As You Are." In 1998, KMXB was acquired by Infinity Broadcasting, which later merged with CBS Radio.[3]

In 1999, KMXB's morning drive time show, "Mark and Mercedes in the Morning," appeared on an episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond," a popular TV sitcom. "Mark and Mercedes in the Morning," celebrated their 10-year anniversary in 2007.

On February 2, 2017, CBS Radio announced it would merge with Entercom.[4] The merger was approved on November 9, 2017, and was consummated on the 17th.[5][6]

In December 2007, KMXB's "Mark & Mercedes in the Morning" scored the first post-rehab interview with Lindsay Lohan in a contest where listeners had to get celebrities to call in for Hannah Montana tickets.

Former Mix Slogans include; Your Music, Your Station, Mix 94.1 Today's Best Music Mix (2003-2009) Mix 94.1 - Today's Best Music Mix (1998-2003) Today's Mix Alternative - Mix 94.1 (1998-1998) The 80's 90's and Today - Mix 94.1 (1996-1998) Your Music, Your Station - Mix 94 1.

Past Talent includes:

Mark of Mark and Mercedes

Jason Rooney

Paul Sands

Ty Sante

Kevin Savage a.k.a. Eric Roberts

Leah

Kevin Maxwell

Nikki

Brandon Schmook

Kade

Shark

Charese Fruge

Barry Funkhouser

KMXB-HD2Edit

 
Previous "Rewind 94.1 HD2" logo

KMXB-HD2 aired an 80s/90s Hits format, branded as "Rewind 94.1," which was previously located on sister station KXTE-HD2.[7]

On October 11, 2018, KMXB-HD2 switched to an LGBTQ talk/EDM format from Entercom, branded as "Out Now".[8] On November 1, 2018, the station rebranded as "Channel Q".

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ InsideRadio.com "LGBTQ Talk Format" October 12, 2018
  2. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1973 page B-124
  3. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook page D-352
  4. ^ CBS Radio to Merge with Entercom
  5. ^ "Entercom Receives FCC Approval for Merger with CBS Radio". Entercom. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Venta, Lance (November 17, 2017). "Entercom Completes CBS Radio Merger". Radio Insight. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  7. ^ http://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=38 HD Radio Guide for Las Vegas
  8. ^ Entercom Debuts Out Now LGBTQ HD Network in Five Markets Radioinsight - October 11, 2018