|Broadcast area||Shreveport-Bossier City|
|Branding||100.7 FM & 1340 AM The Ticket|
|Translator(s)||100.7 K264AS (Mooringsport)|
|First air date||November 3, 1926|
|Callsign meaning||Robert M. Dean (original owner)|
|Former callsigns||KRAC (1926-1928)|
|Affiliations||CBS Sports Radio|
|Owner||Cumulus Media |
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
|Sister stations||KMJJ-FM, KQHN, KRMD-FM, KVMA-FM|
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KRMD (1340 AM, "100.7 FM & 1340 AM The Ticket") 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.
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.
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".
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.
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 400 watts both day and night. This construction permit expired on January 26, 2009.
- "Radio Service Bulletin No. 116". United States Federal Communications Commission. November 30, 1926. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
- "Thomas Gresham". The Shreveport Times. August 1, 2015. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
- "Albert Martin Bolton". The Shreveport Times, April 6, 2014. Retrieved April 7, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
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