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City Hillsboro, Texas
Broadcast area Waco area
Branding 102.5 The Bear
Slogan Waco's Rock Station
Frequency 102.5 MHz
First air date 1959
Format Mainstream rock
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 137 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 60805
Transmitter coordinates 31°49′23″N 97°9′35″W / 31.82306°N 97.15972°W / 31.82306; -97.15972Coordinates: 31°49′23″N 97°9′35″W / 31.82306°N 97.15972°W / 31.82306; -97.15972
Callsign meaning BeaR
Former callsigns KJNE (1983-1994)
Affiliations Premiere Networks
Premium Choice
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://www.1025thebear.com

KBRQ (102.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a mainstream rock format. Licensed to Hillsboro, Texas, United States, the station serves the Waco area. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and features programing from Premiere Radio Networks.[1]


former logo

102.5 was activated in 1959 as KHBR-FM. The relatively low powered station had its antenna side mounted on the KHBR (AM) tower on Country Club Road in Hillsboro, TX. It operated as a simulcast of KHBR and continued the day format at night on 102.5. The station was spun off in 1983 to interests in Cleburne, Texas. The station raised power to 32,000 watts and operated with an emphasis on the Lake Whitney area. Eventually a CP was granted to relocate the station to a site roughly midway between city of Hillsboro and the desired target area of Waco. Power was raised to 100,000 watts and the height increased to 500 feet.

The station went on the air as KJNE on 1983-09-14. on 1994-02-01, the station changed its call sign to the current KBRQ.[2]

KJNE went on air as a country station, later changed to Classic Rock.

KBRQ and KLFX out of Killeen share the same active rock programming and weekend shows


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