|Broadcast area||Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex|
|Translator(s)||93.1 K226BM (Cleburne)
95.7 K239CC (Burleson)
|First air date||1922 (as WACO)|
|Power||11,000 watts (day)
700 watts (night)
|Callsign meaning||Cleburne, Texas, city of license when it was on 1140
and earlier on 1120
|Former callsigns||WACO (1922-1996)
|Owner||Tron Dinh Do
This station began broadcasting in 1922 as WACO in Waco, owned by three men, including Frank P. Jackson, J. M. Gilliam, and Orville Bullington of Wichita Falls, the 1932 Republican gubernatorial nominee. It had an unknown format, and was a former sister station to WACO/KHOO FM. After 74 years of broadcasting in the Waco area, the station moved to Glen Rose, Texas and was rebranded as KKTK, continuing with an unknown format. In 2002, Lee Glascow sold the station and it became a joint venture between M&M Broadcasters (80%) and George Marti (20%). The owners rebranded the station to KTFW as a simulcast of its KTFW-FM sister station.
In 2005, the station and its city of license were moved to Burleson, and it was revamped as KHFX airing Fox Sports Radio programming after the network's previous affiliate KFXR ceased programming on that station due to lack of ratings. George Marti sold the remaining shares to M&M that same year.
It was announced on July 23, 2013 that KCLE will jettison its classic country format and become a 2nd ESPN Radio affiliate in the Dallas/Fort Worth area by June 24. The station's schedule will complement KESN ESPN 103.3 that serves the Northern 1/2 of North Texas. While KESN airs Mike & Mike in the Morning and the first two hours of Colin Cowherd, KCLE will air a local sports talk morning show from 6 to 9AM and continue its long-running "DFW Tradefair" tradio program from 9 to 11AM. After KESN shifts to local programming at 11AM, KCLE will pick up the network programming.
On February 25, 2015, Intelli, LLC closed on its purchase of KCLE from M&M Broadcasters for $1.6 million.
KCLE went off the air in September 2016 and returned to the air in late June or early July 2017.
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