However, AM Stereo broadcasts are still conducted by several DFW stations today, and Kahn Communications has recently unveiled a improved system, "Cam-D," which might create a resurgence of interest in AM broadcasting in the future.Also in the late 1980s, The FCC decided to extend the AM band to 1710 k Hz.
However, five different companies were pushing their systems to become the broadcasting standard.
This included Kahn Communications (who was at the forefront of AM Stereo development in 1958,) Harris, Motorola, Magnavox and Belar Electronics.
AM radio in Dallas-Fort Worth, as with the rest of the nation, was mostly entertainment and news programming in its infancy; however, its value and importance was secured during World War II as the center of information for a concerned public.
With the introduction of television to the masses in the late 1940s, radio's demise was assumed to be imminent.
Laura Schlessinger (via satellite, began 1/7/2002,) Neal Boortz, Leon Simon, Chris Myers, Darrell Ankarlo, Ed Budanauro, Ron De Roxtra (known as Ron Barr during his ten years at KRLD-AM,) John Shomby (1993,) Tim Vasquez (traffic,) Bill Jackson (traffic, 2005-present,) Jim Reeves, Steve Coryell, Brian Wilson. KLDD was to have become DFW's first all-sports station in 1/1990 when sister KZEW's format changed; but management decided otherwise. Original personalities for the station were drawn from columnists and editors at sister "Dallas Morning News." The phrase, "Shut 'er down, Eddie! Programs: "Early Birds" (premiered 3/31/1930; hosted by John Allen with entertainment by Lynn Hoyt, Katy Prince, Frances Beasley, Terry Lea, Louise Mackey and Dale Evans [yes, THE Dale Evans!
Special thanks to Susquehanna senior VP Dan Halyburton for providing me with a copy of the book, "Susquehanna Radio: The First Fifty Years," which provided otherwise unfindable answers to the history of post-Mc Lendon KLIF and Susquehanna's presence in the DFW market...thanks, Dan! Station retained the KLDD call letters with the new simulcasted "Warm" format until 1/9/1990 (the temporary legal ID was a mouthful..."The new Warm, 97.9FM... First AM station in DFW to broadcast in AM Stereo (C-QUAM.) First station in US to be programmed with classic rock. Pre-Roy Rogers, she was married to piano player Frank Butts]), "Hymns We Love" (began in 1952 and moved to KAAM-1310 years later,) "Dramatic Moments in Texas History," "Cadenza" (1940s,) "Radio Frolics" (late 1940s; hosted by Norvell Slater and Dorothy Bell,) "Midnight Nostalgia" (1/27/1974-4/7/1974,) "57 Nostalgia Place" (4/14/1974-10/31/1976,) "Reuben's Record Room," "Farm Report," "Melodic Living," "At Issue" (audience-participation show, began 11/1975,) "Musical Party Line," "Hogan's Hall of Hits," "The Ted Cassidy Show," "Behind the News" (1950-1960,) "Ed Busch Show," "Man Around the House," "Saturday Night Shindig" (began 1944,) "Texans-Let's Talk Texas Hour," "Quiz of Two Cities," "Herb Jepko Nitecap Show" (syndicated,) "Hotline," "Carnival of Music," "Football Scoreboard," "Sports Review" (began 7/5/1948,) "Business News," "Hackberry Hotel" (featuring "Hack Berry," and "Little Willie," played by Ben Mc Clesky," "Saturday Night Shindig," "Mrs.Nickname: "La Poderosa," "Gospel 540." Program: "Mambo Express." Notables: Jim Henderson, Ted Sauceman (GM,) Lazaro Saldaña, Wilbert Mejia, Yary Uhing, Luiz Munguia, Juan Benitez, Sara Treviño.Once applied for change of license city to De Soto. Westmoreland, then Red Bird Mall (to 10/2005,) then to 5801 Marvin D. Station moved from its 43-year home at 1190 AM on 11/29/1990, although it was simulcast on both frequencies until 12/6/1990. First radio station in the world to simulcast on the internet. Program: Talknet (syndicated talk show programming,) "Weekend Workout," "Love, Sex and Relationships," "The Skip Bayless Show," "The Gary Cogill Show," "The Deborah Norville Show" (via satellite, 1991.) Notables: Terese Arena (ND; hired away from a long stint at KRLD in 2003,) Martin Birnbach, Ed Busch, Freddie Mertz (1992,) David Gold (to 1997; known as "The Conservative Freight Train,") Bob Ray Sanders, Norm Hitzges, Dr.Other local stations modified their formats to concentrate on news, country, rhythm and blues, or Spanish.While KLIF posted incredible ratings during the 1950s and 1960s, others like KRLD and WBAP found successful programming niches that catered to older audiences.) AM started out as a freewheeling, 'throw up a transmitter and go with it' gamut of radio waves in its earliest days, with a couple of assigned frequencies (833 kc [primarily news and weather] and 618.6 kc [primarily music.]) and virtually no rules to allow a fair distribution of the dial for broadcasters.