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CitySilsbee, Texas
Broadcast areaBeaumont-Port Arthur
BrandingNash FM 101.7
Slogan90’s to Now
Frequency101.7 MHz
First air dateDecember 10, 1979 (as KWDX)
ERP10,500 watts
HAAT153.2 meters (503 ft)
Facility ID31109
Transmitter coordinates30°6′54″N 93°59′56″W / 30.11500°N 93.99889°W / 30.11500; -93.99889Coordinates: 30°6′54″N 93°59′56″W / 30.11500°N 93.99889°W / 30.11500; -93.99889
Former call signsKWDX (1979-2000)
KLOI (2000-2002)
OwnerCumulus Media
Sister stationsKBED, KIKR, KQXY, KTCX-FM
WebcastListen Live

KAYD-FM (101.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format.[1] Licensed to Silsbee, Texas, United States, the station serves the Beaumont-Port Arthur area. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media.[2] Its studios are located on South Eleventh Street in Beaumont and its transmitter is located in Vidor, Texas.


KAYD was one of the oldest FMs in Texas. It began broadcasting March 1, 1948, on 99.5 MHz as KRIC[3] and continued on that frequency in the 1950s until interference to viewers trying to watch KGUL (now KHOU) TV in Galveston caused the FCC to swap frequencies with Lake Charles, Louisiana, and put KRIC on 97.5 FM. Later the callsign was changed to KAYD to match its AM counterpoint, 1450 KAYC. Later, the callsign was changed to KFNC and a new 2,000-foot tower was built for the 97.5 frequency near Winnie, Texas so it could try to move to the Houston market in 2001. The callsign KAYD was moved to 101.7, licensed to Silsbee, TX. 101.7 was assigned the call letters KWDX on December 10, 1979. On February 11, 2000, the station changed its call sign to KLOI; & on April 10, 2002 to the current KAYD.[4]


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  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Summer 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-24.
  2. ^ "KAYD-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2009-08-24.
  3. ^ "KRIC-FM at Beaumont Is Launched on 99.5 mc" (PDF). Broadcasting. March 22, 1948. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  4. ^ "kayd Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2009-08-24.

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