KUDL (AM)

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KWOD
City of license Kansas City, Kansas
Broadcast area Kansas City, Missouri
Branding KMBZ Business Channel
Frequency 1660 kHz
Repeaters 98.1-2 KMBZ-HD2
First air date 1998 (as KBJC)
Format Business News/Talk
Power 10,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 87143
Transmitter coordinates 39°02′17″N 94°36′57″W / 39.03806°N 94.61583°W / 39.03806; -94.61583
Former callsigns KBJC (1998-2000)
KWSJ (2000-2001)
KXTR (2001-2007)
WDAF (2007)
KXTR (2007-2011)
KUDL (2011-2014)
Owner Entercom
Webcast Listen Live
Website kmbz.com

KWOD is a business news/talk station that broadcasts at 1660 kHz in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. KWOD is owned by Entercom. Its transmitter is located in Westwood, Kansas, and studios are located in Mission, Kansas.

The classical music format that the station is well known for started in 1953 as KXTR on the FM dial, at 96.5 MHz. As FM became the preferred band for popular music, revenue declined. In 2000, Entercom moved KXTR to 1250 kHz in the AM band in order to establish a new pop station, KRBZ, which has since shifted to an alternative rock format. On June 1, 2001, KXTR moved to the new 1660 AM frequency.

For a brief period in 2007, the station used the calls WDAF, which formerly belonged to AM sister KCSP.

During the 2009 and 2010 summer months, KXTR played Motor Racing Network coverage of NASCAR Sprint cup night events, which may have been a simulcast from sister station KCSP, which already carried both Motor Racing Network and the Performance Racing Network. (Rival WHB has announced it will air MRN races in 2011.) KXTR is also the home of the Kansas City T-Bones, an independent minor league baseball team in Kansas City, KS.

The call letters were changed to KUDL on March 31, 2011; the call letters were transferred from what is now KMBZ-FM. KRBZ's HD2 channel offers a simulcast of KUDL's programming; as KXTR, this was offered on (the previous) KUDL.

The classical format ended at 11 AM on March 1, 2012, in favor of an all-business format, including programming from Bloomberg Radio and Wall Street Journal Radio Network. The station's flip occurred 4 days earlier than originally announced (March 5). The station will be branded "The KMBZ Business Channel," serving as a brand extension of KMBZ (980 AM and 98.1 FM); the two stations will share resources. KUDL's music library will be donated to Kansas Public Radio, which is based in nearby Lawrence.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kansas City's "Radio Bach" 1660 AM to become "KMBZ Business Channel"". Radio-Info.com. February 27, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 

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