|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)|
HD2: Adult Alternative "World Class Rock"
|Callsign meaning||former Z92.5 branding / Your Power Station|
|Former callsigns||KRLD-FM (1948–1972)
|Owner||Clear Channel Communications
(AMFM Texas Licenses, LLC)
|Sister stations||KDGE, KDMX, KEGL, KFXR, KHKS|
|Webcast||Listen Live (via iHeartRadio)|
KZPS (92.5 FM) is a radio station serving the Dallas/Fort Worth market in Texas. The station is owned and operated by Clear Channel Communications and airs a Texas-themed classic rock format. The station is known as "Lone Star 92.5." The format debuted April 23, 2007. The call letters date back to 1986. In April 2008, KZPS changed back to classic rock, keeping the "Lonestar 92.5" branding.
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. The previous classic rock format was briefly heard on 92.5 HD-2 (HD Radio). 92.5 HD-2 recently switched to an Adult Alternative format branded as "The Music Summit" (previously on KDMX HD-2). As of October 2013, it is simulcasting from iHeartRadio's "World Class Rock" network utilizing the same format as before.
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
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.
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 from the many who have worked at the station include Sam Roberts, "Long" Jim White ("Bo and Jim"), Jon Dillon, 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).
- KZPS official site
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KZPS
- Radio-Locator information on KZPS
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KZPS
- DFW Radio/TV History
- Mediaweek.com story on new Lone Star format
- DFW Radio Archives