|Broadcast area||Waco metropolitan area|
|Branding||94.5 The Beat|
HD2: CBS Sports 94.1
|Slogan||Central Texas #1 for Hip Hop and R&B|
|Frequency||94.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||94.5: 1996 (as KBCT)|
HD2: January 5, 2017
|Format||94.5: Urban Contemporary|
HD2: Sports talk
|ERP||94.5: 3,200 watts|
|HAAT||94.5: 138 meters (453 ft)|
|Facility ID||94.5: 33975|
|Transmitter coordinates||94.5: Coordinates:|
|Callsign meaning||Waco's BeaT|
|Former callsigns||KANF (1995-1995)|
|Affiliations||Premiere Radio Networks|
|Owner||Jerry and Loy Lenamon |
(Kennelwood Radio, LLC)
KWBT is licensed to Waco, Texas, United States, and the station serves the Waco metropolitan area. The station is owned by Jerry and Loy Lenamon, through licensee Kennelwood Radio, LLC. KWBT's studios are located in Waco, and its transmitter is located off Beverley Drive near the Waco VA Hospital.
94.5 The Beat, using the slogan "Central Texas' #1 for Hip Hop and R&B," is often a leader in the Nielsen ratings. With a successful nighttime show, The Tite at Nite Crew, hosted by BKLYN W/2oz & DJ ADezzy. Brooklyn and ADezzy feature gossip, games, music and conversation. KWBT also features local disc jockeys, DJ Precyse and Jazze. KWBT carries The Steve Harvey Morning Show, the DL Hughley Show and Keith Sweat's "Sweat Hotel," all syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks.
The station had planned to launch their HD2 feed on FM translator station K231CG in early October 2018, however the launch was delayed to the end of October due to "engineering and recent weather issues". On December 21, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission rescinded K231CG's broadcast license, as it had never properly been constructed before the expiration of its construction permit in 2016.
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