Galveston’s only local FM radio station, KGBC, is off the air after broadcasting for about 13 months.

All that could be heard Tuesday afternoon on FM 101.5 was a static buzz.

A telephone number for the station’s operations manager had been disconnected, as had another for one of the station’s on-air personalities.

The station’s owner, Houston-based Siga Broadcasting Corp., didn’t respond to a message seeking comment Tuesday.

The station’s AM affiliate, KGBC-AM 1540, was still broadcasting music Tuesday afternoon.

When it was active, the FM station broadcast a more powerful version of the AM station’s programming.

KGBC-FM 101.5 went on the air in November 2016 during the Lone Star Rally. The frequency previously had been leased to China Radio International and another Houston-based company, Stockard Media, LLC.

When it was rebranded as a Galveston-centric station last year, KGBC began featuring feel-good music and news programs about local issues and politics.

KGBC-AM first went on the air in 1947. The FM station launched in October 2016.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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