KROV community radio launching on HD-2


Trinity University’s Jazz KRTU-FM 91.7 is adding an HD-2 signal on 2/27, returning the African American community’s voice again to the local airwaves. At 6 p.m. KROV 91.7-HD2 FM will go on the air. KROV, for “Restore Our Voice,” traces its roots to the sale of KSJL-AM to Clear Channel in 2007 by the Percy Sutton’s Inner City Broadcasting Corporation (ICBC). It was dubbed “Your Station.” In 1993 the calls moved to 96.1 FM.

KSJL’s 760 frequency is now Clear Channel’s “The Ticket” KTKR-AM.

The new 24-hour, noncomm, urban-contemporary HD station will play “timeless R&B hits” as well as gospel, jazz, hip-hop and San Antonio-produced music of all genres, GM Tommy Calvert Jr. told the San Antonio Express-News.

KROV/San Antonio Community Radio is using Trinity ‘s 8,900-watt tower and leasing the school’s second HD frequency for $30,000 a year.

This will be the station’s website.