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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s going on with the KTBB 97.5 FM Signal?? It’s terrible in the mornings!

What you are experiencing is an atmospheric phenomenon called “tropospheric propagation.” It happens when warm air aloft overruns cooler air on the surface. The result will be to set up conditions wherein VHF radio signals, such as those in the FM radio band, are able to travel well beyond their normal coverage limits. The phenomenon is referred to colloquially as “ducting,” because what in effect happens is that an atmospheric “duct” opens which then carries a VHF signal past the horizon and allows it to follow the curve of the Earth. (more…)

How do I contact KTBB?

You may send mail to: KTBB Radio 1001 E.S.E. Loop 323 Ste 455 Tyler, Texas 75701. Or phone numbers are: Main Office: (903)-593-2519, Fax: (903)-597-8378 and the KTBB Studio Line is (903)-593-5822.

How can I correct a news story?

Please either call our offices (903)-593-2519 and ask for the news dept, use the Contact Us Page or you can send an e-mail directly to news@ktbb.com. We will take your information, investigate and make corrections if needed.

Why does Dr. Bob sign off, “I’m Dr. Bob Peters and that’s thirty”?

In the days of linotype machines for setting type, multiple pages of copy contained the footer “-more-” at bottom of each page. The end of the copy on the last page carried the footer “-30-“. That told the typesetter in a definitive fashion that he had reached the end of his copy. Why “30”? No one I have ever asked knows. But the designation “30” has stuck as an indication of “the end”. Dr. Bob adopted this convention years ago when he was a neophyte broadcaster.

Will you be streaming Texas Rangers games online?

Unfortunately no, we will not. Major League Baseball retains Internet streaming rights. Individual teams are not allowed to offer streaming in their agreements with their radio network affiliates.
We would certainly like to but our hands are tied.

Do you have any plans to boost your AM station’s signal strength?

Yours is a question we get nearly every fall. If it were up to us, we’d be on the air at 100 kilowatts. The equipment to broadcast at a higher power output is relatively cheap and, despite the high energy costs that so dominate the headlines as I write this, so is the electricity. If we could, we’d go buy a gangbusters transmitter and crank it all the way up. And so would every other broadcaster. Therein lies the problem. (more…)

When I click the link the streaming player won’t open.

Make sure that your browser is set to allow popup windows from ktbb.com and securenetsystems.net. How do I enable or disable pop-ups in web browsers? If you would rather listen without the popup player you can use the direct player links. (more…)

How do I listen to KTBB on my smart phone?

To listen to KTBB we now offer an app for both Android & iPhone. To listen to 92.1 ESPN you may use a smart phone app like Tunein – then search for “KRWR or ESPN East Texas”. If you would like to access the mp3 streams directly see below for direct links.
ESPN 92.1FMhttp://ice7.securenetsystems.net/KYZSM

Why did you interrupt Rush for Obama’s Speech?!

KTBB bills its format as news and talk. We pass on very nearly all of President Obama’s speeches. But we treat major policy addresses as news events and we act accordingly. The decision to carry the speech today was based on long-standing editorial policy that has served us well and that stands irrespective of who happens to be holding the office at the moment. We made similar editorial decisions throughout the eight years of President Bush’s administration. We make the programming decisions that we make in as consistent a manner as possible and in a sincere effort to carry out our mission to keep our audience informed.

I missed one of your shows, is it possible to obtain a copy of that show?

Yes, if the show in question is part of our MP3/Podcasting program. The following shows are available, for 1 week, for download and podcasting – More information and a list of available podcasts:

Would you consider changing your on the hour and half hour news from ABC?

Changing networks to move away from ABC is not an option for us. There are a number of reasons.

First let me respond to the belief held by you and a number of others that ABC News Radio displays a liberal bias. As you may know from my weekly feature called “You Tell Me” www.ktbb.com/youtellme) I am a committed conservative. KTBB’s hospitality to conservative thought is well-evidenced by the fact that we are the home in East Texas for Glenn Beck, Rush
Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. (more…)

Why can’t I get your station 600 am before 7:30 in the morning?

Yours is a question we get frequently at this time of year as the sun begins rising later and setting earlier. You didn’t specify where you live in the area so my answer will be general in nature. But put simply, as the sun rises and sets, KTBB, like most AM radio stations, changes its power and the direction in which it more strongly radiates its signal. (more…)

How do I add my event to your Calendar of Events?

To get your events listed here you can mail your info to: KTBB/KDOK Radio Attn: Calendar of Events c/o: Mike Edwards 1001 ESE Loop 323, Tyler Texas 75701 Or Fax them to: (903)-593-4918. You can also e-mail Mike your items. use the form found Here