KAND

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KAND
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City of license Corsicana, Texas
Broadcast area Corsicana/Ennis/Waxahachie
Branding Real Country 1340
Frequency 1340 kHz
First air date May 17, 1937
Format Country
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 13968
Callsign meaning CANneD chili
Affiliations ABC News
Texas State Network
Owner New Century Broadcasting
Website kandradio.com

KAND (1340 AM) is a radio station that serves the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and is owned by Yates Communications. This station runs a country music format, and is also the home of Corsicana High School Tigers and Navarro College Bulldogs football games, and the latest news from the Texas State Network News, and ABC News. As of July 11, 2008, it airs sports programming from Fox Sports Radio during overnights and weekends. For many years, the KAND call sign was assigned to the station now called KWPW.

History[edit]

KAND began in 1937 as a Variety/Entertainment station on 1310 kHz but 10 years later moved to AM 1340 and has maintained its variety format until the 1980s when they made a slow transition to Country music. The original station owner was J.C. West, who also owned the Wolf Brand (canned) Chili plant in Corsicana. West had applied for callsign WOLF, but the Federal Communications Commission wouldn't permit it due to the fact that the WOLF call letters are currently in use on Syracuse, New York's AM and FM stations.

In March 2008 Yates Communications announced FCC approval to buy KAND. Although the 1,000 watt station doesn't cover the immediate Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, KAND will be streaming online to North Texas listeners with a Real COuntry format that offers programs currently not available on Dallas.

On July 9, 2010; Yates decided to sell this station to New Century Broadcasting[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ KAND Radio Sale Finalized - Corsicana Daily Sun (released July 9, 2010)

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