KTFS (AM)

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KTFS
City Texarkana, Texas
Branding Talk Radio 740
Frequency 740 kHz
Translator(s) 98.9 K255CU (Texarkana, AR)
First air date 1933 (as KCMC)
Format Talk
Power 1,000 watts (unlimited)
Class B
Facility ID 33729
Transmitter coordinates 33°26′17.00″N 94°8′33.00″W / 33.4380556°N 94.1425000°W / 33.4380556; -94.1425000
Former callsigns KCMC (1933-2014)
Owner Texarkana Radio Center Licenses, LLC
Sister stations KBYB, KCMC, KTFS-FM, KTOY

KTFS (740 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a talk format. Licensed to Texarkana, Texas, United States, it serves the Texarkana area. The station is currently owned by Texarkana Radio Center. Studios are located on Olive Street, just west of the border with Arkansas, and the transmitter is west of Texarkana city limits in the town of Nash.

The station was founded in 1933 by Clyde E. Palmer as a sister outlet to his Texarkana Gazette. It was Texarkana's first radio station. By approval of the Federal Communications Commission, station WDIX, Tupelo, Mississippi, was shut down, and operation of KCMC in Texarkana, Arkansas, was authorized. KCMC operated on 1420 kHz with 100 W power.[1]

The station is an affiliate of the Dallas Cowboys radio network.[2]

Disk jockey Barney Cannon (1955-2009), an authority on Country music who spent a quarter century with KWKH in Shreveport, once worked at the then-KCMC.

On January 15, 2015 KTFS changed their format to talk, branded as "Talk Radio 740".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KCMC Soon Starts" (PDF). Broadcasting. January 15, 1932. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dallas Cowboys on Radio". DallasCowboys.com. 
  3. ^ Format Shuffle in Texarkana

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