KJIM

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KJIM
City Sherman, Texas
Broadcast area Sherman-Denison
Branding K-JIM AM 1500
Slogan The Memory Maker
Frequency 1500 kHz
First air date 12/19/1947
Format Nostalgia
Power 1,000 watts Daytime Only
Class D
Facility ID 21598
Transmitter coordinates 33°41′30″N 96°33′30″W / 33.69167°N 96.55833°W / 33.69167; -96.55833
Callsign meaning Resurrected From 870 KJIM
Former callsigns KTAN, KTXO
Affiliations Westwood One - America's Best Music
Owner Bob Mark Allen Productions, Inc.
Website www.kjimradio.com

KJIM AM 1500 is a Radio Station In Sherman, Texas broadcasting a Nostalgia/Oldies Format.

History[edit]

KJIM originally held the call letters KTAN and was established on December 19, 1947. Its original format was Classical music.

Owners: Joe Carroll and Elmer Scarborough (1947–48,) Tony Anthony and E. T. Fant Jr (1948-?,) Charles L. Cain (?-1953,) Col. Howard L. Burris (1953–55; operated under an LMA to Howard Davis,) Galen O. Gilbert (1955–57; Gilbert later owned KDNT-Denton,) J. Lou Groves (1957; Groves was a theater operator,) Senator William J. Samples (1957–58,) and King Fisher/Jimmy Fisher/Harry O'Conner dba O'Conner Broadcasting (1958.) Programs: "An Ear for Corn" (morning show,) "Concerts in Miniature" (hosted by Bill Jaco,) Notables: Bill Jaco (who was the first to broadcast on the station, and was PD,) Otis McKenzie, Bill Collins, Louise Cobbler, Sue Hill, Paul Phillips, Stafford E. Davis. Located at 2024 N. US 75, south of US 82.

In 1958 the station adopted the call letters KTXO, and began airing a Country and Western format (one of the first Texas stations to go C&W.). Its call letters stood for Texas and Oklahoma.

Owners: King Fisher/Jimmy Fisher/Harry O'Conner/Paul Carter dba O'Conner Broadcasting (1958–60,) Bill Jaco and Tom Spellman (1960–69; Jaco was a disc jockey,) Floyd Shelton (1969-?,) Larry Henderson (co-owned with his wife.) Notables: David Sprowl, John Scott, Bill Jaco, Gary King. Increased power to 1,000 watts in 1968. Sister station to KWSM-FM. Located on US 75, south of US 82, then to the Grayson Bank Building, then to near the Woodlawn Country Club (1968–present.)

On July 31, 1991 the station adopted the call letters KJIM and began airing an Oldies format. Calls resurrected from KJIM-870.

On September 22, 1995, Bob Allen dba Bob Mark Allen Productions, Inc. became licensee after the transfer of ownership was approved ny the FCC. "Bobbin'" Bobby Allen began his radio career in Oklahoma City, OK in the 1950s. He later worked on air at a number of stations in the Midwest including, KIOA-AM and KSO-AM Des Moines, IA, KRMG-AM and KELI-AM in Tulsa, OK. Allen later became a well-known Top 40 DJ and talk show host in Fort Worth, Texas, working at KXOL-AM and KFJZ-AM. He left radio to establish his own advertising agency to service an growing Tandy Corporation (headquartered in Fort Worth). Allen built his agency on work done for Tandy's Radio Shack brand. Later, he became a staple in the automotive business, representing McDavid Automotive Group. Featured in the auto dealer's TV commercials, Allen's own Great Dane, Widetrack, became a star of the campaign.

On March 16, 2016 the Federal Communications Commission assigned a license (K233CV) to Bob Mark Allen Productions, Inc. to simulcast the programming of KJIM-AM 1500 as part of the AM Revitalization Act. The low-power FM signal (now K267CB) at 101.3 began broadcasting full time, day and night, 7 days a week, on March 27, 2017. The low-power transmitter antenna sits on a tower located in in Sherman near Texoma Parkway and Hwy 691. The station continues to broadcast a Nostalgia format featuring music from the 1950s to current songs that fit within the adult format. Both KJIM-AM and K267CB feature news on the hour from CBS Radio and extended local news programming each morning.

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