KPIR

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For the airport near Pierre, South Dakota, assigned ICAO code KPIR, see Pierre Regional Airport.
KPIR
City of license Granbury, Texas
Broadcast area Granbury/Glen Rose
Branding The Pirate
Frequency 1420 kHz
First air date 1980 as KPAR
Format Talk
Power 500 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning Pirate
Former callsigns KPAR (1980-2002)
Owner Jerry Reynolds
(KPIR Granbury, LLC)
Website kpir.com

KPIR (1420 AM, "The Pirate") is a news talk radio station licensed to and serving the area around Granbury, Texas. The station transmits from a three tower array in the daytime and from two towers at night with 500 Watts.

History[edit]

When the station began broadcasting, it had a country music format. The station began broadcasting in 1980 as KPAR. The station suffered financial problems and became a daytime only station in 1986. The station changed its call letters to KPIR in 2002. The station is now a 24-hour news and talk operation.

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Coordinates: 32°33′45″N 97°31′44″W / 32.56250°N 97.52889°W / 32.56250; -97.52889


On April 1, 2013 the stations assets were sold to Jerry Reynolds. Reynolds is a nationally syndicated talk show host. The Car Pro Show is broadcast on WBAP radio in DFW, and on major stations in Houston, Austin, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Antonio, Lubbock, and Phoenix.