KFWR

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KFWR
City of license Jacksboro, Texas
Broadcast area

Mineral Wells/Weatherford/

Stephenville/Granbury/Fort Worth
Branding 95.9 The Ranch
Slogan The Sound of Texas
Frequency 95.9 MHz
First air date 1970 as KMWT
Format Texas Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 425 metres
Class C0
Facility ID 31062
Callsign meaning Fort Worth Radio
Former callsigns KMWT (1970-1981)
KYXS (1981-2002)
Owner LKCM Radio Group
Sister stations KRVF, KTFW
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.959theranch.com

KFWR is a country music FM radio station in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas, transmitting on 95.9 FM and playing a Texas Country format. This station is owned and operated by LKCM Radio Group. The station's studios are located in Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth.

History[edit]

The station first started out as KMWT in 1970, with an unknown format. In 1981, the call letters were changed to KYXS as a country music station. In 2002, the station made its permanent switch to KFWR, bringing listeners a country radio station with a blend of Texas country, current country hits, and country classics. On May 1, 2008, the station dropped most of the current country hits in favor of "totally 100% TEXAS country music."

KFWR focuses on the area west of the Tarrant-Dallas county line calling it the Westoplex as opposed to the entire area's nickname of Metroplex.

95.9 The Ranch also brings its listeners a free concert series featuring artists in Texas for 25 weeks every summer in downtown Fort Worth.

The Ranch radio format can also be heard on KRVF, 106.9, Corsicana, Texas, and KRVA-FM, 107.1, Sulphur Springs, Texas.

On February 21, 2013, KFWR upgraded its signal from 80kW at 329 metres to 100kW at 425 metres and moved the city of licence to Jacksboro. [1]This upgrade has caused better signal penetration in Fort Worth and Denton. [2] [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/80491/fcc-report-111/
  2. ^ http://maps.google.com/?q=http://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/contourplot.kml?gmap=2%26appid=610546%26call=KFWR%26freq=95.9%26contour=60%26city=MINERAL_WELLS%26state=TX.kml
  3. ^ http://maps.google.com/?q=http://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/contourplot.kml?gmap=2%26appid=1497863%26call=KFWR%26freq=95.9%26contour=60%26city=JACKSBORO%26state=TX.kml

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Coordinates: 33°04′19″N 98°00′28″W / 33.0720°N 98.0079°W / 33.0720; -98.0079