KCMC (AM)

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KCMC
KTFS 107.1-740 logo.jpg
CityTexarkana, Texas
Broadcast areaTexarkana, Texas
BrandingFreedom 107
Frequency740 kHz
First air date1933
FormatConservative talk (KTFS-FM simulcast)
Power1,000 watts (unlimited)
ClassB
Facility ID33729
Transmitter coordinates33°26′17.00″N 94°8′33.00″W / 33.4380556°N 94.1425000°W / 33.4380556; -94.1425000
Former callsignsKCMC (1933-2014)
KTFS (2014-2017)
OwnerTexarkana Radio Center Licenses, LLC
Sister stationsKBYB, KTFS, KTFS-FM, KTOY, KTTY

KCMC (740 AM) is a radio station licensed to Texarkana, Texas, United States. It serves the Texarkana area. The station is currently owned by Texarkana Radio Center. Studios are located on Olive Street, just west of the border with Arkansas, and the transmitter is west of Texarkana city limits in the town of Nash.

The station was founded in 1933 by Clyde E. Palmer as a sister outlet to his Texarkana Gazette. It was Texarkana's first radio station. By approval of the Federal Communications Commission, station WDIX, Tupelo, Mississippi, was shut down, and operation of KCMC in Texarkana, Arkansas, was authorized. KCMC operated on 1420 kHz with 100 Watts of power.[1]

The station is an affiliate of the Dallas Cowboys radio network.[2]

Disk jockey Barney Cannon (1955-2009), an authority on Country music who spent a quarter century with KWKH in Shreveport, once worked at KCMC.

On January 15, 2015, the then-KTFS changed formats to talk, branded as "Talk Radio 740".[3]

On July 1, 2017, KTFS went silent. On November 28, 2017, KTFS’s callsign was changed back to KCMC. A news release on the KTOY website said that KCMC could return to the air from a new facility at some time in the future.[4]

On January 22, 2019, KCMC returned to the air with conservative talk, simulcasting KTFS-FM 107.1 Texarkana, AR.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KCMC Soon Starts" (PDF). Broadcasting. January 15, 1932. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Dallas Cowboys on Radio". DallasCowboys.com.
  3. ^ Format Shuffle in Texarkana
  4. ^ http://www.ktoy1047.com/news/ktoy-local-news/texarkana-radio-center-the-first-to-bring-hd-radio-to-texarkana-airwaves/
  5. ^ Formats on the Move in Texarkana Radioinsight - January 22, 2019

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