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Logos for KPLX's primary and secondary channels.
|City||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Broadcast area||Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex|
|Branding||99.5 The Wolf|
|Frequency||99.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
99.5 HD2: simulcast of WBAP
|First air date||1962 (as KXOL)|
|HAAT||511 meters (1,677 ft)|
|Former callsigns||KXOL (1962-1968)
(KPLX LICO, Inc.)
|Sister stations||KESN, KLIF, KLIF-FM, KSCS, KTCK, KTCK-FM, WBAP|
|Webcast||Listen Live (via iHeartRadio)|
KPLX (99.5 FM, "99.5 The Wolf") is an American commercial radio station broadcasting a country music format on 99.5 FM, serving the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex in Texas and is under ownership of Cumulus Media. The station's studios are located in the Victory Park district in Dallas just north of downtown, and its transmitter is located in Cedar Hill, Texas.
99.5 was activated in 1962 as KXOL-FM. It operated as a sister station to KXOL 1360 (now KMNY). Calls changed to KCWM in the late sixties and to KPLX in 1974. It was owned by the Wendall Mayes family (KNOW Austin, KCRS Midland, interests in others) until 1974 when it was sold to Susquehanna Broadcasting (later acquired by Cumulus Group).
The station first started out with a middle of the road music format in 1974, then it was changed to a country station on January 7, 1980. The station was known on-air as "K-Plex". The station re-branded as "The Wolf" on July 24, 1998.
KPLX has won radio station of the year award from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, as well as RAB Marconi Awards, Billboard/R&R and Radio Music Awards. Susquehanna was eventually acquired by Cumulus Media in 2005.
With its parent company's acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting, KPLX is now a sister station to long-time rival KSCS (96.3); the latter shifted to a Nash FM-inspired pop/country hybrid format in 2015 to differentiate the two.
On October 7, 2013, Cumulus announced that the simulcast of SportsRadio 1310 The Ticket will move to 96.7, switching places with the simulcast of WBAP News/Talk 820 AM. The format flips took effect on October 21.
The current weekday lineup (as of April 26, 2016): Morning drive is hosted by The Wake Up With The Wolf Show with Lisa Taylor and Skip Mahaffey, Smokey Rivers on middays, Mark Phillips on afternoon drive, and Bill Bowen from 7pm-Midnight.
- http://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=10 HD Radio Guide for Dallas-Ft. Worth
- ‘SportsRadio 1310 the Ticket’ to also air on 96.7 FM - DFW.com (released October 7, 2013)
- 99.5 The Wolf official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KPLX
- Radio-Locator information on KPLX
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KPLX
- DFW Radio Archives
- DFW Radio/TV History