KTMY (107.1 MHz FM) is a radio station broadcasting to the Minneapolis-St. Paul region. The station is owned and operated by Hubbard Broadcasting, and airs a non-political, female-oriented talk format branded as "My Talk 107.1." The station's studio facility, located on the boundary line between St. Paul and Minneapolis, is shared with sister stations KSTP-AM (1500 AM), KSTP-FM (94.5 FM), KSTP-TV (channel 5) and KSTC-TV (channel 45). The station's transmitter is located at Telefarm Towers in Shoreview, Minnesota.

Station history

The station was originally licensed to serve New Richmond, Wisconsin as WIXK-FM, simulcasting the country music format of that city's WIXK 1590 AM. Hubbard Broadcasting bought both stations in 2000 for $27 million and moved WIXK-FM to the immediate Twin Cities area, where the station's city of license was changed from New Richmond to Coon Rapids, Minnesota and its transmitter moved to the Telefarm installation in Shoreview.

On June 3, 2002, WIXK-FM adopted the WFMP call sign and dropped country in favor of a talk format, originally branded as "FM 107" ("real. life. conversation."), that emphasized issues, topics, and conversations that catered to a female audience.[2][3] The original FM 107 schedule included national call-in/advice shows featuring Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Dr. Joy Browne, and Clark Howard, but locally-produced programming would make up a majority of the schedule in later years (with national shows such as Dr. Joy Browne's still airing in nighttime and weekend slots). The tone of programming would modify over time as well, moving from a mix of serious and lighthearted discussions to a larger emphasis on gossip, pop culture, and other not-so-serious topics by the time the station adopted the current KTMY call sign and "My Talk" branding in February 2010.[4][5]

In 2007, the station gained a measure of national exposure by heeding a call from condemned inmate Philip Workman to have vegetarian pizza delivered to homeless residents of Nashville, Tennessee.[6]

HD Radio

KTMY has been broadcasting a HD radio signal since October 2011. The station's HD-2 subchannel aired a simulcast of the sports format of sister station KSTP (AM); that simulcast moved to a subchannel of KSTP-FM in December 2013. The HD2 is now simulcasting WDGY, with an oldies format. [7]