Travel DX Log: Houston, TX area

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  • Log last updated: 4/14/15
  • Log started: 4/13/15
  • 69 FM stations received
  • States received: LA, TX

I visited the Houston area during my trip to Texas in April 2014. While there, I DXed throughout the city, my hotel in the Houston suburb of League City, TX, and in nearby Galveston, TX.

A dike in Texas City, TX (just NE of Galveston) provided an exceptional spot for DXing. On the night of 4/13/14, water-enhanced tropo brought signals over 220 miles away into Louisiana to my rental car’s radio while on the dike. Reception, at times, proved to be difficult as signals would come in clearly then either disappear or swap with another strong station as I drove down the dike, much like what one would encounter during a Sporadic E opening.

The logs below are updated as I revisit the area. HD Radio and RDS screenshots are added when received and they may not reflect the initial logging of the stations listed below.

 

Frequency,   CALLS,   city of license,   “Station Name” – format,   date first received,   propagation method,   mileage

88.1   KFTG   Pasadena, TX,   spanish,   4/13/15 7:10 PM,   tropo,   32 miles

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88.7   KUHF   Houston, TX,   “Houston Public Radio” – public radio,   4/13/15 7:10 PM,   tropo,   43 miles

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89.3   KSBJ   Houston, TX,   “89.3 KSBJ” – ccm,   4/13/15 7:10 PM,   tropo,   60 miles
90.1   KPFT   Houston, TX,   “Free Speech Radio” – public radio,   4/13/15 7:10 PM,   tropo,   56 miles
90.5   KJIC   Santa Fe, TX,   gospel,   4/13/15 7:10 PM,   tropo,   27 miles

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90.9   KTSU   Houston, TX,   “Choice 90.9” – jazz,   4/13/15 7:10 PM,   tropo,   41 miles
91.1   KYBJ   Lake Jackson, TX,   “Next Gen Radio” – ccm,   4/13/15 7:11 PM,   tropo,   39 miles

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91.3   KVLU   Beaumont, TX,   public radio,   4/13/15 7:11 PM,   tropo,   69 miles
91.5   KBAN   De Ridder, LA,   4/13/15 9:00 PM,   tropo,   138 miles
91.7   KUHA   Houston, TX,   “Houston Public Radio” – classical,   4/13/15 7:11 PM,   tropo,   55 miles

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92.1   KROI   Seabrook, TX,   “Boom 92” – classic urban,   4/13/15 7:11 PM,   tropo,   26 miles
92.3   KETX   Livingston, TX,   4/13/15 8:24 PM,   tropo,   95 miles

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92.5   KCOL   Groves, TX,   “Cool 92.5” – classic hits,   4/13/15 7:02 PM,   tropo,   65 miles

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92.9   KKBQ   Pasandena, TX,   “93Q” – country,   4/13/15 7:11 PM,   tropo,   44 miles

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93.3   KQBU   Port Arthur, TX,   “Que Buena 93.3” – spanish,   4/13/15 7:11 PM,   tropo,   50 miles

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93.7   KQBT   Houston, TX,   “93.7 The Beat” – urban,   4/13/15 7:11 PM,   tropo,   43 miles
93.9   KMXR   Corpus Christi, TX,   “Big 93.9” – classic hits,   4/13/15 8:35 PM,   tropo,   204 miles

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94.1   KQXY   Beaumont, TX,   “Q94” – CHR,   4/13/15 7:11 PM,   tropo,   71 miles

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94.5   KTBZ   Houston, TX,   “94.5 The Buzz” – rock,   4/13/15 7:11 PM,   tropo,   44 miles

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95.1   KYKR   Beaumont, TX,   “Kicker 95.1” – country,   4/13/15 6:52 PM,   tropo,   69 miles

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95.7   KKHH   Houston, TX,   “Hot 95-7” – CHR,   4/13/15 7:11 PM,   tropo,   44 miles

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96.1   KYKZ   Lake Charles, LA,   country,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   107 miles

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96.1   KIOX   Edna, TX,   “96 Country” – country,   4/14/15 10:59 AM,   tropo,   101 miles

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96.5   KHMX   Houston, TX,   “Mix 96-5” – hot AC,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   44 miles

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96.9   KXBJ   El Campo, TX,   “KSBJ” – ccm,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   88 miles

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97.1   KTHT   Cleveland, TX,   “Country Legends 97.1” – classic country,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   63 miles
97.3   KMDL   Kaplan, LA,   “Big Dawg 97-3” – country,   4/13/15 8:38 PM,   tropo,   175 miles

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97.5   KFNC   Mont Belvieu, TX,   “ESPN Radio” – sports,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   34 miles

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97.9   KBXX   Houston, TX,   “97-9 The Box” – urban,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   44 miles
98.1   WDGL   Baton Rouge, LA,   “Eagle 98.1” – classic rock,   4/13/15 8:38 PM,   tropo,   226 miles

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98.5   KTJM   Port Arthur, TX,   “La Raza” – spanish,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   48 miles
98.7   KTXN   Victoria, TX,   “98-7 Jack FM” – adult hits,   4/13/15 7:38 PM,   tropo,   141 miles

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99.1   KODA   Houston, TX,   “Sunny 99.1” – AC,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   44 miles

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99.5   KNGT   Lake Charles, LA,   “Gator 99.5” – country,   4/13/15 7:14 PM,   tropo,   98 miles
99.5   KHEA   La Marque, TX,   religious,   4/13/15 8:50 PM,   tropo
99.5   K258BZ   Sugar Land, TX,   “KSBJ” – ccm,   4/14/15 1:22 PM,   tropo
99.7   KVST   Willis, TX,   “105.3, 94.3, 99.7” – country,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   86 miles

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99.9   KSHN   Liberty, TX,   “Shine All Nine” – country,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   50 miles

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100.3   KILT   Houston, TX,   “100.3 The Bull” – country,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   44 miles
100.7   KKHT   Lumberton, TX,   “The Word” – religious,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   50 miles

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101.1   KLOL   Houston, TX,   “Mega 101” – spanish,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   44 miles
101.3   KKGB   Sulphur, LA,   “Rock 101.3” – rock,   4/13/15 7:17 PM,   tropo,   107 miles

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101.5   WYNK   Baton Rouge, LA,   “Country 101.5” – country,   4/13/15 7:20 PM,   tropo,   222 miles

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101.7   KNTE   Bay City, TX,    “La Ranchera 101.7” – spanish,   4/13/15 7:40 PM,   tropo,   88 miles

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102.1   KMJQ   Houston, TX,   “Majic 102.1” – urban AC,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   43 miles
102.5   KTCX   Beaumont, TX,   “Magic 102.5” – urban,   4/13/15 7:02 PM,   tropo,   55 miles

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102.5   KMKS   Bay City, TX,   “Hot Country 102.5” – country,   4/13/15 7:02 PM,   tropo,   90 miles
102.5   WFMF   Baton Rouge, LA,   “102.5 WFMF” – CHR,   4/13/15 6:56 PM,   tropo,   222 miles

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102.9   KLTN   Houston, TX,   “102.9” – spanish,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   42 miles
103.3   KJOJ   Freeport, TX,   “La Raza” – spanish,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   61 miles
103.5   KLAA   Tioga, LA,   “LA 103.5” – country,   4/13/15 7:23 PM,   tropo,   202 miles
103.5   KBPA   San Marcos, TX,   “103.5 Bob FM” – adult hits,   4/13/15 8:28 PM,   tropo,   190 miles

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103.7   KHJK   La Porte, TX,   “Air 1” – ccm,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   43 miles

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104.1   KRBE   Houston, TX,   “104.1 KRBE” – CHR,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   44 miles

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104.5   KKMY   Orange, TX,   “104-5 Kiss FM” – CHR,   4/13/15 6:56 PM,   tropo,   74 miles
104.7   KNEK   Washington, LA,   “Magic 104.7” – urban AC,   4/13/15 8:44 PM,   tropo,   177 miles

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104.9   KAMA   Deer Park, TX,   “104.9 Latino Mix” – spanish,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   42 miles
105.1   KYKS   Lufkin, TX,   “Kicks 105” – country,   4/13/15 6:56 PM,   tropo,   139 miles

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105.7   KHCB   Houston, TX,   “Keeping Him Close By” – religious,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   43 miles
105.9   KFXZ   Opelousas, LA,   “Z105.9 Louisiana Soul” – urban AC,   4/13/15 8:57 PM,   tropo,   181 miles

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106.1   KIOC   Orange, TX,   “Big Dog 106.1” – rock,   4/13/15 7:02 PM,   tropo,   74 miles

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106.5   KOVE   Galveston, TX,   “106.5 Mas Variedad” – spanish,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   18 miles
106.7   KSIG   Rayne, LA,   “Your Country 106.7” – country,   4/13/15 8:49 PM,   tropo,   161 miles

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106.9   KHPT   Conroe, TX,   “The Eagle, 106.9, 107.5” – classic rock,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   63 miles
107.1   KOGM   Opelousas, LA,   “Mustang 107.1” – country,   4/13/15 8:50 PM,   tropo,   184 miles

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107.5   KGLK   Lake Jackson, TX,   “The Eagle 106.9, 107.5” – classic rock,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   26 miles

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107.9   KQQK   Beaumont, TX,   “El Norte 107.9, 101.7” – spanish,   4/13/15 7:15 PM,   tropo,   48 miles