KZPS

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KZPS
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City of license Dallas, Texas
Broadcast area Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Branding Lone Star 92.5
Frequency 92.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1948 (as KRLD-FM)
Format Classic rock
HD2: Adult Alternative "World Class Rock"
ERP 99,000 watts
HAAT 508 meters
Class C
Facility ID 6378
Transmitter coordinates 32°35′19″N 96°58′05″W / 32.58861°N 96.96806°W / 32.58861; -96.96806Coordinates: 32°35′19″N 96°58′05″W / 32.58861°N 96.96806°W / 32.58861; -96.96806
Callsign meaning former Z92.5 branding / Your Power Station
Former callsigns KRLD-FM (1948–1972)
KAFM (19721986)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(AMFM Texas Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations KDGE, KDMX, KEGL, KFXR, KHKS
Webcast Listen Live (via iHeartRadio)
Website lonestar925.com

KZPS (92.5 FM, known as "Lonestar 92.5") is a radio station serving the Dallas/Fort Worth market in Texas. The station is owned and operated by iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly Clear Channel Communications until September 2014) and airs a popular classic rock format.

The station's studios are located along Dallas Parkway in Farmers Branch (although it has a Dallas address), and the transmitter site is in Cedar Hill.

The station's current format also involves the dropping of conventional 30-second and 60-second ads in favor of sponsored hours with disk jockeys promoting sponsors conversationally.

History[edit]

The frequency debuted in 1948 with the KRLD-FM call sign. The station initially simulcast with Dallas station KRLD. The station was one of only three 24-hour FM stations in the Dallas market in the 1960s. A progressive rock format was instituted in the early 1970s.

Z92.5 Your Power Station[edit]

The call letters changed to KAFM in 1972, and the station underwent a number of format changes through the 1970s and 1980s, including top 40 as "Your Power Station Z92.5 as its current calls KZPS originated from as MetroMedia owned the station before selling it to Bonneville International in the Summer of 1986. 92.5 was flipped to classic hits in 1987 and jazz before settling on a long-standing classic rock format, bringing John Boy and Billy on board in 1995, with the station imaging being "Ninety Two Five KZPS, the classic rock station" but they were replaced by local Bo and Jim in the Mornings.

A number of different owners have owned the station, beginning with Metromedia and Times Herald Printing. Clear Channel bought the station from Evergreen Media, which had acquired it from Bonneville International in 1997.

Notable disk jockeys of the many who have worked at the station include Sam Roberts, "Long" Jim White ("Bo and Jim"), Jay Philpot (mid-days, now in Baltimore), Jon Dillon (afternoon drive for the longest of all the KZPS DJs but released by Clear Channel in 2012), Stubie Doak (nights), Pamela Steele (mid-days), Benn McGregor ("McGregor" - 1982–86 writer/producer, co-host of "Morning Drive" with Andy Barber 1984–1985), Jerry Vigil (mid-days, production director), Pete Thomson (afternoons), John Shomby (program director), and Paul Donovan (evenings).

As "Lone Star 92.5"[edit]

On April 23, 2007, KZPS rebranded itself as "Lone Star 92.5" and adopted a Texas-themed classic rock/country hybrid format that was previously heard on 92.5 HD2.[1] About a year later, KZPS changed back to its previous classic rock playlist, keeping the "Lonestar 92.5" branding.

KZPS-HD2[edit]

Since KZPS rebranded as "Lone Star 92.5", the classic rock format was briefly heard on 92.5 HD-2 (HD Radio). On April 2008 when KZPS returned to classic rock, 92.5 HD-2 switched to an Adult Alternative format branded as "The Music Summit" (previously on KDMX-HD2). As of October 2013, it is simulcasting from iHeartRadio's "World Class Rock" network utilizing the same format as before.[2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ First Listen: Clear Channel’s New Lone Star 92.5/Dallas (Published April 24, 2007, Retrieved May 16, 2014)
  2. ^ KZPS-HD2 World Class Rock - TuneIn (accessed October 1, 2013)