|City of license||Bridgeport, Texas|
|Broadcast area||Dallas-Fort Worth/Denton/
|Branding||La Z 98.3|
|Callsign meaning||BridgepOrt's Country (station's former format)|
|Former callsigns||KWCS (1980-1993)|
(Liberman Broadcasting of Dallas Licensee, LLC)
|Sister stations||KNOR, KZMP-FM/AM, KZZA
Also part of the Liberman cluster: TV station KMPX.
KBOC (branded as La Z 98.3) is a radio station serving the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with a Regional Mexican format. This station broadcasts on FM frequency 98.3 and is under ownership of Liberman Broadcasting. It is ssimulcasted on KMPX channel 29.13.
This station was first established in 1980 as KWCS on FM frequency 96.7 MHz with a Country format that was semi-automatically run by computers. It was nicknamed "Wise County Stereo". In 1993, the station swapped signals with KDVS (now KPMZ) and has changed its callsign to KBOC and leaning more to locally programmed country. For a time, it briefly was a sister station to KNOR 93.7 FM. Its former owner Dick Witkovski announced the sale of KBOC to Entravision Communications in 2005 and it apparently fell through (an intent to buy was on record back to 1999, pending station power upgrades). It then began simulcasting country music from KTFW-FM until November 11, 2005 when the station went dark. Entravision revived KBOC with a Tejano format on February 6, 2006 as "Jose 98.3", and after Liberman purchased the station in August 2006 (full acquisition took place in November), it became known as "El Norte 98.3" (since Liberman acquired KBOC and KNOR, they're now sister stations again).
As of 2011, KBOC has rebranded the station as "La Z 98.3" while maintaining its current Regional Mexican format.
- La Z 98.3 - Official Website
- DFW Radio/TV History
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KBOC
- Radio-Locator information on KBOC
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KBOC