KPLX

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KPLX
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Logos for KPLX's primary and secondary channels
City of license Fort Worth, Texas
Broadcast area Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Branding 99.5 The Wolf
Slogan "Texas Country"
Frequency 99.5 MHz
99.5 HD-2 for simulcast of WBAP-AM
First air date 1962 (as KXOL)
Format Modern Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 511 meters (1,677 ft)
Class C
Facility ID 54675
Callsign meaning MetroPLeX
Former callsigns KXOL (1962-1968)
KCWM (1968-1971)
KXOL (1971-1974)
KOPA (1974-1974)
Affiliations ABC
Owner Cumulus Media
(KPLX LICO, Inc.)
Sister stations KESN, KLIF, KLIF-FM, KSCS, KTCK, KTCK-FM, WBAP
Webcast Listen Live (via iHeartRadio)
Website 995thewolf.com

KPLX (99.5 FM, "99.5 The Wolf") is an American commercial radio station broadcasting a country music format on 99.5 FM, serving the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex in Texas and is under ownership of Cumulus Media. The station's studios are located in the Victory Park district in Dallas just north of downtown, and its transmitter is located in Cedar Hill, Texas.

History[edit]

99.5 was activated in 1962 as KXOL-FM. It operated as a sister station to KXOL 1360 (now KMNY). Calls changed to KCWM in the late sixties and to KPLX in 1974. It was owned by the Wendall Mayes family (KNOW Austin, KCRS Midland, interests in others) until 1974 when it was sold to Susquehanna Broadcasting (later acquired by Cumulus Group).

The station first started out with a middle of the road music format in 1974, then it was changed to a country station on January 7, 1980. The stations was known on-air as "K-Plex". The station re-branded as "The Wolf" on July 24, 1998.

KPLX has won radio station of the year award from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, as well as RAB Marconi Awards, Billboard/R&R and Radio Music Awards. Susquehanna was eventually acquired by Cumulus Media in 2005.

With its parent company's acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting, KPLX is now a sister station to long-time rival KSCS (96.3).

HD Radio[edit]

KPLX broadcasts using HD Radio, and simulcasts sister station WBAP News/Talk 820 AM on the station's HD-2 channel. Previously, their HD2 channel carried a Top 40 format as "Vibe 99-5."

On October 7, 2013, Cumulus announced that the simulcast of SportsRadio 1310 The Ticket will move to 96.7, switching places with the simulcast of WBAP News/Talk 820 AM. The format flips took effect on October 21.[1]

Airstaff[edit]

The current weekday lineup (as of February 11, 2014): Morning drive is hosted by The Wake Up With The Wolf Show with Lisa Taylor and Ken Buckner, Smokey Rivers on middays, Mark Phillips on afternoon drive, and Bill Bowen from 7pm-Midnight.

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Coordinates: 32°34′55″N 96°58′34″W / 32.582°N 96.976°W / 32.582; -96.976