A Brief History of KNCT-FM

Central Texas public radio station KNCT-FM signed on the air in November 1970 from studios located on the campus of Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas. During the early years, KNCT-FM operated on a limited broadcast schedule of 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Today, the station programs a beautiful music format combined with news, weather, and public affairs, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Broadcasting with 50,000 watts of power from a transmitter located near Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir, KNCT-FM serves a wide area of Texas including Killeen, Copperas Cove, Belton, Temple, Waco, Georgetown, Round Rock, and Austin.

The mission of KNCT-FM

We provide programming of the highest quality that is not available on commercially formatted radio stations including our primary format of Simply Beautiful music, as well as a variety of public service and special interest programs. These include public affairs (Senior Report), outdoor sports (On the Dock), national news from the Associated Press, features (Stardate and Sounds of Texas), plus music shows that are designed for our specific audience. These include Sock Hop Saturday Night (oldies), and two programs that spotlight the Big Band era – Swingin’ Down the Lane and Big Band Sunday. Our HD radio audience can tune to 91.3-2 for our Simply Classical channel, or listen live on the KNCT-FM website.

How KNCT-FM is funded?

KNCT-FM is partially funded through grants from Central Texas College and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and through generous donations from listeners like you. Donations to KNCT-FM are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.