KGGR

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KGGR
KGGR AM-FM.png
City of license Dallas, Texas
Broadcast area Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Branding KGGR 1040 AM
Slogan "The Station That Never Stops Giving!"
Frequency 1040 KHz
First air date AM: 1947 as KIXL
FM Translator: 2009
Format Urban Contemporary Gospel
Power 3,300 Watts (Daytime)
2,800 Watts (Critical hours)
Class D
Callsign meaning Great Gospel Radio
Former callsigns KIXL (1947-1973), KPBC (1973-1990)
Owner Mortenson Broadcasting
(Mortenson Broadcasting Co. of Texas, Inc.)
Sister stations KHVN, KKGM, KRVA, KTNO, K273BJ
Website kggram.com

KGGR is an AM urban contemporary gospel radio station that serves the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, airing only during the Daytime hours on AM 1040 because this station shares the same frequency with "clear channel" station WHO-AM in Des Moines, Iowa. The station could be heard in and around Dallas over FM translator station K273BJ at 102.5 MHz 24 hours a day but that station began simulcasting KTNO 1440. The station has had its gospel format since 1990, and is owned by Mortenson Broadcasting. It's a sister station to KHVN (AM).

History[edit]

The station went on air in 1947 as KIXL. Daytime station was owned by Variety Broadcasting led by Lee Segall, and included celebrity stockholders Greer Garson and William Holden. Founded FM station at 104.5 KIXL-FM, later known as KEZT and now as KKDA-FM. Segall programmed a long-running and successful beautiful music format on KIXL, which was simulcast on KIXL-FM ("104 on both dials").

Great Gospel Radio 1040 logo used prior to simulcasting on 102.5 FM in 2009.

In the 1970s and 1980s the station was owned by Crawford and aired during daylight hours only as KPBC, featuring contemporary Christian music until a new 24-hour station at 770 kHz was created by Crawford.

Studios were located at 1401 South Akard in Dallas from 1947 to 1973, at 3201 Royalty Row in Irving (same as present KAAM), and in south west Dallas after the mid nineties. Station increased day power to 3,300 watts in the early 2000s. Currently located at Highway 67 beside Executive Air Park (former Red Bird Airport). An FM translator was licensed to rebroadcast KGGR on 102.5 MHz in January 2009. K273BJ 102.5 transmits from the KGGR transmitting tower in the eastern part of Dallas. (32° 46' 43.00" N Latitude at 96° 43' 51.00" W Longitude.)

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Coordinates: 32°46′45″N 96°43′49″W / 32.77917°N 96.73028°W / 32.77917; -96.73028