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KRUF logo.jpg
City Shreveport, Louisiana
Broadcast area Shreveport-Bossier City metropolitan area
Branding Hot 94.5
Slogan "New Hit Music Channel"
Frequency 94.5 MHz
First air date 1948 (as kWKH-FM)
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 334 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 60265
Transmitter coordinates 32°40′13.00″N 93°55′59.00″W / 32.6702778°N 93.9330556°W / 32.6702778; -93.9330556
Callsign meaning RUFF (reference to former "Big Dog 94-5" branding)
Former callsigns KWKH-FM (1948-1973)
KROK (1973-1984)
KWKH-FM (1984-1996)
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Shreveport License, LLC)
Sister stations KEEL, KTUX, KVKI, KWKH, KXKS
Webcast Listen Live!

KRUF (94.5 FM, "Hot 94.5") is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format. The station serves the Shreveport, Louisiana area. The station is currently owned by Townsquare Media. [1] Its studios are shared with its other five sister stations in West Shreveport (one mile west of Shreveport Regional Airport), and the transmitter is in Mooringsport, Louisiana. The call letters before becoming KRUF were KROK and had air personalities such as Tim Brandao of CBS sports back in the late seventies, early eighties.


K-94-5 signed on in August 1996 as "Big Dog 94-5" and has broadcast in its current Top 40 format for 12 years. Previous to adopting the KRUF call letters, K-94-5 was known as KWKH-FM, sister station to the legendary KWKH, home of the Louisiana Hayride.

KWKH-FM began broadcasting November 21, 1948. It was operated by International Broadcasting Corporation, which was owned by The Shreveport Times.[2]


  1. ^ "KRUF Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "KWKH-FM in Shreveport Starts Service Nov. 21" (PDF). Broadcasting. November 29, 1948. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 

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