KODA, known as "SUNNY 99.1", is an FM radio station licensed to Houston, Texas. The station's transmitters are in Missouri City, Texas. It is an Adult Contemporary/Soft Rock station, marketed to the at-work listener. The station's studios are located along the West Loop Freeway in the city's Uptown district.

The station, formerly simply identified as K-O-D-A or "Coda" and 99.1 at least since the late 1970s-early 1980s (when it was a member of Group W), relabeled itself as "The All-New SUNNY 99.1" in February 1991 evolving from a "jazz hybrid-soft vocal format" to "Mainstream Adult Contemporary" under the direction of General Manager Dusty Black and Program Director Dave Dillon. The programming of adult and soft-rock music did not substantially change. Between and including Thanksgiving and Christmas, the station switches formats to all-Christmas music.

The "Sunny" branding was also used on sister station KEGL in Dallas, Texas, which broadcast oldies AC music from 2004 to 2005.

This station was founded on December 24, 1946. Its broadcast area is Houston, Greater Houston, Sugar Land, Galveston, Conroe, Texas, Beaumont, Texas (Fringe Coverage), Brenham, and Pearland.

History

The station signed on Christmas Eve 1946 as KPRC-FM, the FM station for the Houston Post, which also owned KPRC 950 AM and KPRC-TV Channel 2. It was on 99.7 MHz until 1947 when it moved to 102.9 MHz. In 1958, the FM station was sold and changed call letters to KHGM-FM, changed to the current frequency in 1959, and then changed calls again to KODA-FM in 1961, right before the AM station was built (now KLAT). It operated as a daytime simulcast until the AM station had to shut down at sunset and continued the station's programming independently until the AM signed on again at sunrise again. The AM and FM combination was sold to Group W Westinghouse Broadcasting in 1978 and was shortly broken up when the AM station was quickly re-sold. The station cluster was sold to SFX Broadcasting in 1989. SFX was amalgamated into AM/FM Inc. and acquired by Clear Channel Communications in 1999.

When the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) were a National Football League team, it was the flagship radio station for at least the 1986 season.[12]

When the Electronic Program Guide aired on Warner Cable, KODA was used as the audio in Houston.

Notable syndicated programming includes Delilah's Love Songs show on weeknights (replacing long time Houston institution Zoe Bonet's Love Songs).

HD radio/Programming

In 2006, KODA signed on its HD radio format and began streaming as HD-2 programming as Classic rock Smooth Jazz (Now Kiss 99.1 as HD-2 broadcast since 2017) and HD-3 format as an Christian Spanish radio station known as "La Preciosa 105.7" from San Antonio, Texas.

On HD-2 format is called Classic Rock since 2008 until it dropped its Classic Rock format and changed its format to Top-40 format.The Smooth Jazz Network is broadcast on 99.1 HD-2 with a smooth jazz format. The network's feed on iHeartRadio identifies itself as originating from KODA HD-2 in Missouri City, Texas. HD radio personalities on The Smooth Jazz Network originate from other Clear Channel owned and operated smooth jazz formatted stations from across the United States. The station is used to be as Classic Rock's Smooth Jazz and now it is changed to the Top-40 title called "Kiss 99.1".In Fall 2017, KODA dropped the programming Kiss 99.1 into their sister station "Sports Talk 790 AM" known as KBME. KODA added this programming simulcast to their HD2 programming. Right now, 790 AM KBME is now playing in its HD2 format in KODA.

On HD-3 format is called Spanish Christian's format "La Preciosa 105.7" from San Antonio, Texas from KQXT-FM HD3 format/broadcasting its channel 105.7 and it is now broadcasting relying in other stations across the Harris Country and Austin Country.

In 2014, KODA's owner Clear Channel renamed itself iHeartMedia.

Delilah

KODA is an affiliate of the syndicated Delilah program.

Current Competitors