Who We Were


Who We Are

Small market radio, locally owned and operated. KNTX is here to bring great music, local sports, local news, entertainment, and community events to Bowie-Nocona.

The history of KNTX dates back to May 29, 1959. Then known as Bowie’s KBAN, originally going on the air with a country music format. The Harlow-Lee original owner interests were quickly bought by Earle Fletcher and Ollie Carriker. In 1978, JW Harmon and Everett Mason bought the Carriker-Fletcher interests with Everett Mason becoming the sole owner in 1978. The next owner to jump on-board was Billy Etter. Etter was the sole owner until in 2000, Buckalew Media bought the station and changed the name to KNTX.

2019: KNTX celebrates 60 years of broadcasting in Montague County

In March 2003, Henderson Broadcasting CO, LP bought the station. Under the lead of Charley Henderson, Henderson Broadcasting changed the format and pursued major upgrades to the equipment and operations. The family joined the KNTX team and created an all hands on deck family business. The Henderson family’s love of broadcasting and music continues to inspire them into the future. May 4, 2020, 104.3 FM was added to 1410 AM simulcasting on two channels as well as online. On Halloween of 2022, we moved from 104.3 to 97.3 on the FM dial.

Today’s KNTX music line-up features the Best Hits from the Beatles to the ’90s including, light rock and favorites. You will find a few songs from the ’60s mixed in throughout the day. Lester Boyd, one of the original DJ’s, is still with the station as a Sunday Morning Announcer.

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Our Music

Today’s KNTX music line-up features the Best Hits from the Beatles to the ’90s including, light rock and favorites with some ’60s sprinkled in.

Our Station

Small-market radio at it’s best according to you the listeners.  We have ranked #1 in Montague County numerous times, competing against Wichita Falls and DFW stations.




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What our listeners say:

“Enjoy the wonderful radio personalities, great lineup of music, great info on local sports and just an all around great radio station.”

“Great folks, great content! I have enjoyed advertising thru KNTX.”

“Trade Fair and local news…recognizes birthdays and anniversaries. Small town but the station is “big”.”

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