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For the Texarkana, Texas radio station that held the call sign KTFS at 940 AM from 1996 to 2014, see KCMC.
City of license Texarkana, Texas
Branding Hot 101.7
Frequency 740 kHz
First air date 1933
Format Country (KBYB simulcast)
Power 1,000 watts (unlimited)
Class B
Facility ID 33729
Transmitter coordinates 33°26′17.00″N 94°8′33.00″W / 33.4380556°N 94.1425000°W / 33.4380556; -94.1425000
Former callsigns KCMC (1933-2014)
Owner Texarkana Radio Center Licenses, LLC
Sister stations KBYB, KTOY, KCMC, KTFS-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1017hotfm.com

KTFS (740 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format, simulcasting KBYB 101.7 FM Hope, Arkansas. Licensed to Texarkana, Texas, USA, it serves the Texarkana area. The station is currently owned by Texarkana Radio Center.

The station was founded in 1933 by Clyde E. Palmer as a sister outlet to his Texarkana Gazette. It was Texarkana's first radio station. By approval of the Federal Communications Commission, station WDIX, Tupelo, Mississippi, was shut down, and operation of KCMC in Texarkana, Arkansas, was authorized. KCMC operated on 1420 kHz with 100 W power.[1]

The station is an affiliate of the Dallas Cowboys radio network.[2]

Disk jockey Barney Cannon (1955-2009), an authority on Country music who spent a quarter century with KWKH in Shreveport, once worked at the then-KCMC.


  1. ^ "KCMC Soon Starts". Broadcasting. January 15, 1932. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dallas Cowboys on Radio". DallasCowboys.com. 

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