WRR (FM)

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WRR
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City of license Dallas, Texas
Broadcast area Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Branding Classical 101 WRR
Frequency 101.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1920 on AM
1948 on FM 101.1
Format Classical music
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 508 meters
Class C
Facility ID 11451
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 Where Radio Radiates
Former callsigns WRR-FM (1948-1978)
Owner City of Dallas
Webcast Listen Live
Website wrr101.com

WRR (101.1 FM, "Classical 101") is a municipally-owned radio station, owned by the city of Dallas, Texas, that broadcasts a classical music format. The station's studios are located in the Fair Park complex in Southeast Dallas and the transmitter site is in Cedar Hill.

WRR (AM), now known as KTCK), began broadcasting via AM in 1920 [1] and received its license and call letters on August 5, 1921. In 1948, WRR-FM received its first FM license. After WRR 1310 was sold WRR-FM changed its call letters to WRR.

Despite its public ownership, WRR is a commercial station and sells advertising. Over the years, private broadcasters in the Dallas-Fort Worth market have made numerous but unsuccessful calls for privatizing the station.

On September 19th, some people listen to WRR over-the-air or on the internet to celebrate "International Talk Like a Pirate Day" because the last two letters spoken aloud are "R-R".[citation needed]

KTCK 1310, formerly WRR, is the oldest commercially operated radio station in Texas and the second oldest in the United States [2] behind KDKA in Pittsburgh.

Notable figures[edit]

The station is the starting point of John Peel's radio career. Peel, who later became a British disc jockey, notably covered the arraignment hearing of Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before Oswald was shot and killed.

WRR 1310 also first brought the voice of singer Kay Starr to the airwaves.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/RR/ebr1.html Handbook of Texas Online.
  2. ^ "About WRR". WRR Classical 101.1 FM. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 

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