|City||Roswell, New Mexico|
|Slogan||"Roswell's Oldies Station"|
|Power||5,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
|Owner||Rosendo Casarez, Jr.
KCRX (1430 AM) was a radio station broadcasting an oldies format. It was licensed to serve Roswell, New Mexico, United States. The station was owned by Rosendo Casarez, Jr. The station was first licensed to broadcast with 50 watts as KGFL 1350 kHz on February 16, 1927. In 1929 the station moved to 1370 kHz and in 1933 received a power increase to 100 watts. The station was moved to 1400 kHz in 1941 and had a power increase to 250 watts in 1947. 1430 was the new frequency with 5,000 watts daytime and 1000 watts night with a night time directional array at a new transmitter location "5.5 miles Northwest of downtown Roswell". The station was silent from February 1967 to October 1968. The station was authorized to operate daytime only from late 1969 to October 1970. Operations were suspended from February 1971 to March 20, 1972. The station resumed operation on February 29, 1972. Operations were again suspended for most of the time from May 2, 1974 to September 1, 1976.
The station license expired on October 1, 2013. On September 30, 2013 the FCC wrote the following letter to the licensee:
The license for the above-referenced station will expire on October 1, 2013. An application for
renewal of this station's license should have been filed by June 1, 2013 and had not been filed as of the
date of this letter. Accordingly, on October 1, 2013, the station's license will expire by its own terms.
All authority to operate Station KCRX(AM) will be terminated and the call letters will be deleted from
the Commission's database.
Accordingly, all authority to operate station KCRX(AM), Roswell, NM, IS TERMINATED and
the call letters ARE DELETED as of October 1, 2013. Any operation of this facility after that date is
We note that it is imperative to the safety of air navigation that any prescribed painting and
illumination of the station's tower be maintained until the tower is dismantled. Therefore, the owner of
the tower where the referenced station's transmitting a is located must maintain the tower in the
manner prescribed by the Commission's rules and the terms of the expired license.
Peter H. Doyle
Chief, Audio Division Media Bureau
On November 12, 2013 a renewal form was accepted for filing at the FCC for the expired station license.
- FCC History Cards for KCRX
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KCRX
- Radio-Locator Information on KCRX
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KCRX