Radio Station Information

News Radio 690 KTSM


El Paso's News Talk Station

City of License:
El Paso, TX


El Paso, TX

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iHeartMedia (Ihm Licenses, LLC)

4045 N Mesa St
El Paso, TX 79902


KTSM is an AM radio station broadcasting at 690 KHz. The station is licensed to El Paso, TX and is part of that radio market. The station broadcasts News/Talk programming and goes by the name "News Radio 690 KTSM" on the air with the slogan "El Paso's News Talk Station". KTSM is owned by iHeartMedia.

Nearby Radio Stations

KROD 600 AM, KAWU 97.1 FM, 92.3 The Fox, Sunny 99.9, The Q 95.5 FM, KAMA 750, 96.3 KHEY Country, KISS-FM 93.1, La Suavecita 93.9, K-Love 102.7

Co-Owned Radio Stations in El Paso, TX

96.3 KHEY Country, FOX Sports Radio 1380, Power 102.1, Sunny 99.9

Listener Comments and Reviews

I have just talked by phone to your program director, Bill Tole,concerning the change of your morning talk show from Laura Ingraham to Glenn Beck. I would like to register my complaint again by e-mail. Replacing Laura's morning show with Glenn's is ridiculous since he is also carried at the very same time slot at KSNM in Las Cruces. Having the same show at the same time coming from two stations about 35 miles apart does not make any sense irregardless of the El Paso market vs. the Las Cruces market. You have deliberately downgraded her slot to 7:00pm during prime television time. I hope you have so many complaints that you change your format to what it was before today. If somebody reads this, I would like an answer as to how long Laura will be on the air each night---three hours as her morning show? Don't replace her last two hours with Alan Combes, who is impossible. Please respond. Listening to KTSM since Karl Wyler was playing his guitar, I am Ruth Bilodeau, a very long time listener. Don't drive me away.
By: Ruth Bilodeau on January 10, 2011

I echo the sentiments above. Please put Laura Ingraham back on at 7am! Way too much Glenn Beck around here.
By: BDA on February 3, 2011

Well, now Laura's been dropped altogether and we have this Schnitt guy. The quality level of talk radio has seriously dropped in El Paso with the elimination of Laura and Bill Bennett. What a shame. I must confess that I'm actually listening to the commies on NPR.
By: Stephen Irwin on February 25, 2011

The only good thing I can say about Schnitt is that at least he's not Laura Ingraham. It remains to be seen whether I can stand listening to him, or whether my radio still stays off until Coast to Coast comes on at 11:00. Glad I can still catch Alan Colmes' show online. It's too bad KTSM couldn't continue running a couple of hours of talk that didn't center on making everyone in the audience who's not a right-winger out to be an enemy of the state. It was refreshing.
By: Christine on March 3, 2011

Thanks for Rush and Mark Levin
By: Charlie East on March 23, 2012

I am really dissapointed with the change from Mark Lavin to Andy Dean. I feel that he is a poor replacement and not entertaining at all to listen to. I will not be listening to 690am during those times. It has definatly changed the mood of my commute home.
By: jenn on April 5, 2013

I have turned off my radio and logged onto my computer in order to listen to Mark Levin. Andy Dean is nowhere near the caliber of radio host that you had with Mark Levin. The same goes for Todd schnitt. He is terrible. He's just a know it all that reads his tweets to us every day so he can try to get more followers to join. Very tired of listening to him as well. I am very disappointed in the programming changes in the last year, but to drop Mark Levin was a very bad move.
By: Bob Burchett on April 19, 2013

Yes, Andy Dean is a terrible replacement for the great Mark Levin. I really enjoyed my ride home from work listening to Mark's show. I will no longer be listening to KTSM at this time because Andy Dean is an amateur replacement. What were you thinking! Obviously you weren't!
By: R.M. Norris on April 24, 2013

I will not be listening to KEEL from 6:00-9'00 on week nights now, since you have Mark Levin.
By: Anonymous on June 30, 2014

You can see from previous posts that the Glen Beck replacing Laura Ingraham was not popular and was ignored by the station. Unfortunately, Glenn Beck is still the morning program and a waste of the air wave space. Please listen to your audience and provide the caliber of radio we deserve.
By: Rick T. on November 8, 2016

Please replace Glenn Beck with Laura Ingraham, and do something about the nuts that come on after Mark Levin. Glenn Beck: D- Rush: A- Hannity: B+ Mark Levin: A- Schnitt: F - idiotic Space aliens conspiracy guy: F - if we have to have a complete nutcase can we at least have Alex Jones instead?
By: Anonymous on January 25, 2017

I waited until I listened to the new show replacing Doug Stephen before deciding (Hey, it might be better!) but THE NEW SHOW SUCKS!! Drivel. If you keep that, I guess I;ll just listen to local TV. At leas they have REAL local road conditions, instead of somebody from out of town reading what what the conditions were LAST HOUR. THAT SUCKS BADLY.
By: Tim Jones on May 8, 2017

I wish you would get a local person to do the traffic reports,the idiot that's doing now obviously doesn't know El Paso,yesterday he said there was an accident at Yarbrough and N. Mesa,that's clearly an impossibiliy and wrongfully misleading. That's not the first time,and they also mispronounce street names. Please fix it.
By: Pat Laffler on May 16, 2017

I'm not happy with NBC news at the top and bottom of the hour. Why did you take FOX NEWS off???
By: Milt Blankenship on January 3, 2018

What happened to Glenn Beck? I turned off whatever that was this morning!
By: Kathy Gilyard on February 10, 2020

Yes, What happened to Glenn Beck. Don't like the change that has happened. Not going to tune in anymore.
By: Heidi R. Aragon on February 10, 2020

Hoping your station was hacked today because your online presence still indicates Glenn Beck should be on air. Not a pleasant change this morning. Will Rush or Mark even be on today?
By: Amy Stell on February 10, 2020

What in the world is on the radio this morning ?!? I turned it on to find a screeching woman bashing the President. No thank you! Guess listener support isn't important to KTSM.
By: SP on February 10, 2020

Is there a programming change ? Or a change in radio ownership? If so, there was no on-air notification (which is customary). iHeart Radio and this website say that Glenn Beck should be streaming right now -- clearly it's not. What mind-rotting program is on the air right now ? It's terrible !! I turned off my radio and am streaming online instead.
By: M. Martinez on February 10, 2020

By: Anonymous on February 10, 2020

Can't believe what I heard on your station this morning … terrible, awful nonsense with laughing hyenas and non-stop Trump hatred. Shame on you !
By: sl on February 10, 2020

Your web sites indicate that Mark Levin is scheduled from 1600 to 1900 hrs on KTSM-AM. However, from 1700 to 1800 hrs, there's a local man who talks about his slant on mostly local politics. Please let me know if this local person will go away once the general election is over. I much prefer Mark Levin. Thank you for considering this request.
By: Kevin Thomas Rowan on October 21, 2020

Why did the station drop Mark Levin. MR. Polk is a local political guy.
By: Mario a puga on October 21, 2020

What happened to Mark Levin. Such a shame I cannot hear him on my commute home. Sadly, I won't be listening to this station much any longer.
By: Tresa Marie Briseno on January 19, 2021

Bring back Mark Levin at 4 PM.Your local show is not worth listening to.Please bring back Mark Levin.
By: David Parry on January 26, 2021

Hello. Its been three weeks now since your am band 690 ktsm has been having much lower transmission power output. Thank you for carrying Glenn Beck, But it would be great to be able to hear him clearly again. Thank you for looking into and be well.
By: will on March 13, 2023

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