|City of license||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Broadcast area||Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex|
|Branding||Univision America Dallas 1270 AM|
|Frequency||1270 kHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1929 as KSAT|
|Power||50,000 Watts (day)
5,000 Watts (night)
|Former callsigns||KSAT (1929-1930), KTAT (1930-1935), KGKO (1935), KTAT (1935-early 1940s), KFJZ (early 1940s-1984), KSSA (1984-1986), KESS (1986-1990), KSBN (1990-1991), KESS (1991-2004)|
(KESS-AM License Corp.)
|Sister stations||KDXX, KESS, KFZO, KLNO
Also part of the Univision Cluster: TV Stations KUVN and KSTR
KFLC (1270 AM) is a Spanish language talk radio station broadcasting in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. This station is licensed in Fort Worth, Texas under Univision Radio. KFLC is a Class B station broadcasting on a Regional AM frequency.
KFLC calls were once used in Dallas at 1330 kHz in 1924 for a temporary station set up at the State Fair of Texas.
The station that became today's KFLC signed on in 1924 at 1180 kHz as KFJZ. KFJZ later moved to 1140, 1200, 1370 (1928) and 1240 (1939) before settling on its permanent home of 1270 in the early 1940s. During the 1960s and 1970s, KFJZ was a leading Top 40 station in Fort Worth. The KFJZ call letters were reassigned to frequency 870 kHz and is now a Spanish Catholic station. In 1980 the station changed format to Music of Your Life (having moved the Top 40 format onto KFJZ-FM 97.1).
Marcos A. Rodriguez purchased the station in November 1986 and moved the Spanish Format from FM (see KLTY) to the AM dial. AM 1270 has been a Spanish-language station since under various calls, including KESS (from 1986 until 2004, when the current KFLC calls were instituted).
The station has operated from towers sites in Birdville (north east Fort Worth), 4801 West Vickery (now site of a school) in south west Fort Worth, and the present site on the Arlington/Fort Worth line. From 1976 to 2006 the station operated at 5,000 watts on six towers (nominal power while actual input was 5,400 watts by day and 4,600 by night). A refit spearheaded by station engineering manager Patrick Parks and VP/Engineering David Stewart led to a rebuild, new towers, and a power increase to 50,000 watts. Matt Folkert at duTreil, Lundin and Rackley designed the new digital capable phasing and distribution system.
The first station to broadcast Dallas Mavericks basketball games in Spanish. KFLC is now part of the Univision America Talk Radio network as of July 4, 2012. The name was changed to Univision America Dallas 1270.
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