On July 26, 2017, the BSPA was granted a License by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorizing it to service the Brownsville area with a Low Power FM (LPFM) Noncommercial Educational Radio Station under call sign KXIQ-LP on frequency 105.1 FM.
We broadcast 24/7 from our antenna and transmitter on Boca Chica Tower in Brownsville. We remain most grateful to Lone Star National Bank for allowing us to install our antenna tower on their rooftop. We air special interest and educational programs, emergency broadcasts and public service announcements. We support healthy living, our museums, our zoo and our parks. We will learn about community development, downtown revitalization and about the non-profits that support us and enhance our quality of life.
In the meantime, we'll continue playing lots of music! Just dial your radio dial to 105.1 FM, the old-fashioned way, and enjoy our playlist of over 5,000 personally selected tunes in an astounding variety of music genres. If your only radio is in your car, buy a couple of good radios for home and work.
Unlike full-power commercial AM and FM stations, our FCC License cannot be sold and is unassignable, unlimited and granted to the BSPA totally free of charge. Our service area covers all of Brownsville, parts of our neighboring communities and a good portion of Matamoros, adjacent to the Rio Grande River. The FCC predicts a population that exceeds 200,000 residents within the core of our service area, not including Mexico. Others point out that, because of our flat terrain and lack of high buildings obstructing the signal, our reach may be greater than expected, especially with the quality transmission equipment we use. Listeners in South Padre Island, Port Isabel, Los Fresnos, San Benito and Rancho Viejo with good radio receivers and an outdoor antennae should be able to enjoy our high fidelity broadcasts with no problem.