Tuesday, July 31, 2007

KNUZ Station Profile

Original Call Letters: KNUZ

Original air date: February 18, 1948

Occupied 1230 KiloHertz, replacing KTHT which moved to 790.

Current Call letters: KQUE

Current Format: Spanish

The original call letters referred to the fact two of the original partners had been newsmen; the company was named Veterans Broadcasting because all four partners were WWII veterans.

Pictures in the Bob Bailey Collection at the Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin labeled KNUZ.

Pictures in the Bob Bailey Collection at the Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin labeled Paul Berlin, one of the station’s most famous personalities.

There are additional pictures in the Bailey collection of personality Arch Yancey and of a big promotion at Sharpstown Center involving the station which do not appear to be online yet.

All Posts
on this blog labeled KNUZ (in reverse order as published).

A Facebook page for former employees of KNUZ and KQUE-FM.

To find additional mentions of the call letters, use the Blog Search feature.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When I first "immigrated" to Houston 40 years ago finding KQUE on the radio dial could be compared to finding a breath of fresh air in the middle of Pasadena at the time. KQUE would have to be considered one of the more pleasant and yet unique listening experience in the country for at least two decades. All of those who worked there were obviously painfully aware of all the ownership changes that eventually lead to its ultimate programming format demise. For those of us who loved KQUE it might as well have gone dark.

So thanks to all the former on air personalities for making radio listening so enjoyable for all those years. And thanks to former personality Ken Smith for basically taking his show to XM Satellite Radio.

Jim E.