KRMD (AM)

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KRMD
City Shreveport, Louisiana
Broadcast area Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Area/Ark-La-Tex
Branding Sports Talk 100.7
Frequency 1340 kHz
Translator(s) 100.7 K264AS (Mooringsport)
First air date May 1926[1]
Format Sports
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 1305
Transmitter coordinates 32°29′36″N 93°45′55″W / 32.49333°N 93.76528°W / 32.49333; -93.76528
Callsign meaning Robert M. Dean (original owner)
Former callsigns KRAC (1926-1928)
Owner Cumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stations KRMD-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live via iHeart
Website Sports Talk 100.7 Online

KRMD (1340 AM, "Sports Talk 100.7") is a sports formatted radio station licensed to Shreveport, Louisiana and serving the Ark-La-Tex region. The station is owned by Cumulus Media and based at the Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City, Louisiana. The station's transmitter is just southwest of the I-20/I-49 interchange in Shreveport, coincidentally across the street from a separate transmitter housing its sister stations, its FM partner, KMJJ, KVMA-FM and KQHN-FM.

Programming[edit]

Former programming was a mixture of political talk with syndicated hosts Neal Boortz, G. Gordon Liddy, and Bill O'Reilly and sports talk with Tim Brando and KTBS sports director Tim Fletcher.

As of the 2006 NFL season, KRMD is the local affiliate for the Dallas Cowboys. It also carries games of the independent baseball team, the Shreveport Sports.

History[edit]

The station was founded by the late T. B. Lanford of Shreveport. In 1959, Thomas Austin Gresham (1921-2015), a 1946 graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge who was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, came to Shreveport to manage KRMD. He was thereafter the executor of the Lanford estate from 1978 until his retirement a decade later. While in Shreveport, Gresham served for a year on the Caddo Parish Selective Service Board and was active in Rotary International and the American Contract Bridge League. Earlier, he had opened radio station KLOU and was the manager and part owner of KAOK, both in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He was a decorated first lieutenant with the 8th Air Force of the United States Army Air Corps in England during World War II. He flew twenty combat missions in B-17 bombers.[2]

From 1991 to 2001, Albert Martin "Al" Bolton, a native of Alexandria, a graduate of Louisiana College in Pineville, and a United States Navy veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, was the KRMD meteorologist. From 1954 to 1991, Bolton, a highly visible figure in Shreveport, had been the weather reporter at KSLA-TV, the local CBS affiliate. Bolton received the "Seal of Certification" from the National Weather Association in 1982 for "performance well above the media and meteorological standards".[3]

Until 2005, KRMD was "1340 The Zone" and was the only all-sports station in the "Ark-La-Tex."

On December 17, 2012, KRMD changed its format to sports, branded as "Sports Talk 100.7". using the frequency of its FM translator (K264AS) in its branding.

Construction permit[edit]

On January 26, 2006, the station was granted a construction permit by the Federal Communications Commission to alter the station's coverage patterns with different daytime and nighttime signals, although the power would remain at 1000 watts both day and night.[4] This construction permit expires on January 26, 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio Service Bulletin No. 116". United States Federal Communications Commission. November 30, 1926. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Thomas Gresham". The Shreveport Times. August 1, 2015. Retrieved January 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Albert Martin Bolton". The Shreveport Times, April 6, 2014. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ AM Query Results - Audio Division (FCC) USA

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