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City Richardson, Texas
Broadcast area Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex/Sherman/Denison
Branding Banda 13 Radio
Slogan Musica, Informacion y Deportes
Frequency 1700 kHz
First air date 1998 as KTBK
Format Classic Hits
Language(s) Spanish and English
Power 10,000 Watts (Daytime)
1,000 Watts (Nighttime)
Class B
Facility ID 86684
Transmitter coordinates 33°25′23″N 96°39′45″W / 33.42306°N 96.66250°W / 33.42306; -96.66250 (day)
33°7′17″N 96°34′55″W / 33.12139°N 96.58194°W / 33.12139; -96.58194 (night)
Callsign meaning From its former AM sister station KLIF
Former callsigns KTBK (1999–2005)
Owner Claro Communications, Ltd.
(Gerald Benavides)
Sister stations KBFW-LP
Website http://www.banda13.net

KKLF is an AM radio station licensed to Richardson, Texas. Although the station's signal covers portions of the immediate Metroplex, it mainly serves the area of North Texas north and east of the Metroplex. This station broadcasts on expanded band frequency 1700. Call letters established 3/21/2005 (calls and City of License, KDSX - Denison, moved from 950 AM; 950 was dissolved in 2005 as part of FCC dial expansion program of 1989.) City of license changed to Richardson in 2005.

It has been announced that Cumulus Media has put KKLF and 11 other stations into a trust run by Scott Knoblauch (via Volt Radio, LLC) in preparation for Cumulus' acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting.[1] As a result, the KLIF simulcast ended in favor of an all-comedy format via the 24/7 Comedy Radio network.[2] Originally, the current format would have launched on February 1, 2012, but it was delayed due to numerous missteps. KKLF officially changed formats to all Comedy on February 14.

In November 2013, KKLF was sold to Claro Communications through licensee Gerald Benavides, who previously owned DFW low-powered station KVFW-LD; the purchase was consummated on March 5, 2014 at a price of $1.25 million. On March 14, 2014, the station flipped from Comedy to Tejano music as "Kick 1700". In November 2016, the station switched format and started broadcasting classic hits, sports and news in Spanish with a new name as Banda 13 Radio.

In an application for STA filed with the FCC, Claro states that a residence is near the KKLF night tower. The night tower site is the site for a proposed daytime operation with 10,000 watts with the same 90 degree tall tower as is used for night operations. Because of the residence, KKLF has been granted an STA authorizing 1,000 unlimited operation.

KKLF is licensed by iBiquity for digital radio transmission but is not currently transmitting a digital signal. Because the license to broadcast digital "HD Radio" is perpetual, the station could resume digital broadcasts at any time.


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