- Via Grupo Mazz's Facebook page
- The late Jimmy Gonzalez takes the mic during an appearance on KXTN radio.
Instead, fans will have to turn to 107.5 FM HD2 or 1350 AM to support KXTN, the homegrown station long associated with the puro genre. The programming change comes after 30 years of playing Tejano hits from the likes of Selena, Emilio Navaira and Grupo Mazz.
At 107.5, listeners will now hear Vibe 107.5, which spins pop, hip-hop and R&B from the '80s and '90s. Meaning, basically, SA now has yet another station specializing in "hot adult rhythmic contemporary."
"We are excited to launch a brand-new format that reflects the distinct musical tastes of our community here in San Antonio — one of the most diverse in the nation," Chris Morris, vice president and general manager of Univision San Antonio — the station's owner — told the Express-News. "By reformatting and optimizing our audio portfolio, we're able to better serve our audience and give them more of the content they love."
Univision will still host Tejano-related events such as the Univision San Antonio Fan Fair, Tejano Thursdays and Fiesta Navideña.
While KXTN will still be available on FM HD2 and AM radio as well as online and on the Uforia app, social media posts suggest plenty of listeners will miss tuning in via their FM dial.
Where are the chanclas? Someone needs to give Univision Radio a pao pao for moving KXTN over to AM.— Eddie Vega (@ElTacolico) April 15, 2019
WTF?!?!! Like we need another r&b hip hop station in this town. We’re tejano capital of the world. 30 years kxtn just thrown— Erica Cruz (@pinkcell114) April 14, 2019
How am I supposed to to get through Fiesta without KXTN?? 😭— rosycordova (@rosycordova13) April 15, 2019
There’s some great borderland/Latinx-inspired/Mexican regional, music that could’ve been added to #KXTN ‘s format to open it up to a new generation. Instead they played the same old stuff (that we loved). It aged with its audience. Now it’s dying and we’re gasping for airtime.— Eddie Vega (@ElTacolico) April 15, 2019
Why is 107.5 no longer KXTN!? Do we really need another pop/r&b station!?— Tré B (@TruTre44) April 15, 2019
WHO GOT RID OF KXTN!? I JUST WANNA TALK 🤬— babygirl 🌹 (@SupremeC_) April 13, 2019
I've listened to kxtn since as far back as I can remember. I remember my mom always having it on in the morning when she would take me to school. I remember looking forward to hearing 'Johnny Ramirez in the morninggg" and the little traffic jingle.— Angel Fingahz (@thcadrian) April 13, 2019
Also, a reminder I made a petition to get KXTN Tejano & Proud back on 107.5 b/c I honestly feel like a part of me has died when I switch my radio station and don't hear Bobby Pulido or Ram Herrera or David Lee!!! https://t.co/tnXnZht4Bo— TejanaThings.com (@DeniseYLosDinos) April 16, 2019