KRMD-FM

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KRMD-FM
City Oil City, Louisiana
Broadcast area Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Area / Ark-La-Tex
Branding KRMD Country 101.1 FM
Slogan "Continuous Country"
Frequency 101.1 MHz
First air date 1948
Format Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 345.7 meters (1135 feet)
Class C0
Facility ID 1304
Transmitter coordinates 32°41′08″N 93°56′00″W / 32.68556°N 93.93333°W / 32.68556; -93.93333
Callsign meaning Robert M. Dean (original owner)
Owner Cumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stations KRMD (AM)
Webcast Listen Live
Website krmd.com

KRMD-FM (101.1 FM, "Country 101.1 FM") is a contemporary country music formatted radio station licensed to Oil City, Louisiana, and serving the Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Area. The station is owned by Cumulus Media and based at the Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City, Louisiana, with a transmitter based in Mooringsport, Louisiana (with an auxiliary backup transmitter outside downtown Shreveport).

Technical Engineering Credits

Former Studio Locations: The Jefferson Building (near downtown Shreveport), The Alexander Ave Building (near Centenary College) and presently The Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City.

The first studio location was the Jefferson Building. The building also housed the 25kw transmitter and 110 foot tower (HAAT) but winds from a bad storm toppled the tower directly on top of the building. A picture of the Jefferson building and tower is still hanging in the lobby of the current studio.

Another studio was located near the Centenary Gold Dome near Kings Highway with Smokey Hyde as a family owned radio station. The station was sold or exchanged hands to many different company's over a five year period. Some of the names for those company's were AM FM Radio, Capstar, Gulf Star, Pacific Star, Jacor, Clear Channel then sold off to Cumulus Media. During the Jacor/Clear Channel nationwide strategy to buy any and all stations available in the early 2000's, it was ruled upon by the FCC that Clear Channel could not acquire more than 50 percent of the Shreveport market share and had to sell off the old AM FM stations which include (at the time) KRMD 101.1, KRMD 1340 AM, KVMA 107.9 FM (now 102.9) and KMJJ 99.7 FM.

The studios moved to the Louisiana Boardwalk in 2005 when construction of the boardwalk was near completion. Lightning had plague the Alexander Avenue building and equipment many times. The boardwalk move with Cumulus Media made the stations and studios completely digital with new equipment making it a new modern showcase studio.

CJ Jones, Gary, Kline, Gary Zocolo, Dave Supplee, James Kester, Hal Stinnett and Jasen Bragg as Engineers were able to design and build the studios at the Louisiana Boardwalk above the New Orleans Style Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro. A plaque to honor these engineers still hangs in the hallway near the technical computer room.

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