About KCTX
KCTX 96-1 FM


A 50,000 watt station, KCTX 96.1 FM covers a large area of northwest Texas and southwest Oklahoma with country music from the '70s through today. We have farm blocks at 6am and noon focused on agricultural markets, industry developments, and agricultural news. We're well known for longtime live call-in trade program "The Trading Post," we offer ABC News and weather updates at the top of every hour, sports news throughout the day, local news updates, and lots of localized programming. Seasonally, we offer play-by-play of area high school sporting events, and we are the Dallas Cowboys affiliate for the region.


J. Boles holds down the morning block 6 to noon with music, agriculture and entertainment news, community calender, while handling your song requests and dedications.

Middays with Mona from 12 to 5 with the best Country Music of yesterday and Today.

J. Boles is back on the air from 5 to 6, playing the music that'll take you through the drive home. After the Drive at Five he heads home himself, and hands the reins over to Larin.

Larin is on from 6 to midnight Monday through Saturday. Her show consists of the best country music of the 90's to now.


Here's a little history of 96.1 FM. The station was assigned the call letters KQAI on April 5, 1984. On September 29, 1986, the station changed its call sign to KSRW,. Then on February 23, 2001, the call sign changed to the current KCTX.

KCTX 1510 AM / 92-1 FM


A 250 watt Daytime AM, KCTX was the first radio station to operate in Childress. It went on the air on July 3, 1947, and faithfully served as Childress's only radio station until 1984. AM stations had already begun losing their music-listening audience to the high fidelity of FM Radio, and with the new FM operating in Childress, KCTX AM began it's downhill slide.

In June of 2009 things began looking up for KCTX AM 1510. The FCC passed FCC 09-59 which basically allowed stations such as KCTX AM 1510 to broadcast on an FM frequency 24 hours per day, thus creating an all new FM Station. Jim Boles of Boles Broadcasting put things in motion, and by February of 2010, 92.1 The Cat was born.

The Cat was designed to be the radio station for Childress, just as it began. With it's Hot AC mix format, the music you'll hear may be the latest in the pop and alternative music scene, or it may take you back a few years. While mostly 90's through Today, some of the biggest hit's of the 80's will pop up from time to time on "The Cat." On the hour, every hour get an updated weather forecast, and Texas State Network news from 6a to 7p.


Ryan Seacrest hosts the Saturday night American Top 40 countdown, which also airs Sunday afternoon from 2 to 6.


From football through basketball to baseball; If it's Childress sports, you'll hear it on The Cat.



KCTX 1510 went on the air July 3, 1947. It was owned by Golden West Broadcasting Company, and was licensed to operate from it's current location on highway 83 south, around the intersection of prison road. The original tower is still operating, although after a quick study of it, you'll wonder how it's still standing. It was struck by an airplane over 50 years ago, but due to it's unique guy-wire design it has remained standing. The pilot of the aircraft, sadly, was killed in the collision. The studio address on the original FCC application was 217 and 1/2 Main Street. If you go to this location today, look down at the sidewalk. You'll see the call letters stamped into the concrete.

KCHT 99-7 FM


A Class C3 FM, KCHT 99.7 is our newest addition. Aquired in November of 2013 by James Boles Jr., it was launched as ESPN 99.7 on April 1st, 2014. WIth 24/7 Sports Talk, ESPN is a favorite of men around the area who enjoy it's sports-based talk format.











What our listeners say about us

Every time I put an item on Trading Post it sells immediately!......

trading post listener

I love 99.7 ESPN. Thank you!

Paducah resident

I just love your stations! You play stuff I don't hear anywhere else

Childress Resident