WKDF

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WKDF
WKDF (Nash FM 103.3) logo.png
CityNashville, Tennessee
Broadcast areaNashville, Tennessee
Branding103.3 Nash FM
Slogan"Today's Country"
"Nashville's Home for 103-minute Music Marathons"
Frequency103.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air dateApril 18, 1962 (as WNFO-FM); January 1, 1967 (as WKDA-FM/WKDF)
FormatCountry
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT376 meters
ClassC0
Facility ID16896
Former callsignsWNFO-FM (1962-1965)
WKDA-FM (1967-1976)
OwnerCumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stationsWGFX, WQQK, WSM-FM, WWTN
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.nashfm1033.com

WKDF (103.3 FM, "103.3 Nash FM") is a Country music radio station broadcasting on a frequency of 103.3 MHz from Nashville, Tennessee. WKDF is owned by Cumulus Media. A transmitter site is in Brentwood, Tennessee, and its studios are located in Nashville's Music Row district.

WKDF broadcasts one channel, HD 1, in the HD format, which is a simulcast of the analog (traditional) signal.[1]

History[edit]

The first commercial (as opposed to experimental) station to occupy the 103.3 FM frequency in the Nashville market was WNFO-FM, founded in 1962 and operated by Hickory Broadcasting Corporation.[2] Despite several FM stations already operating in Nashville at the time, receivers were not yet in widespread use, and the relatively few listeners were not enough to attract advertisers. It left the air sometime around 1965, with WKDA, then one of the two Top 40-formatted stations in the market, taking over and restarting it on January 1, 1967 as WKDA-FM.[3]

WKDF logo, 2001-2012
WKDF logo, 2012-2014, before switching to Nash FM

On February 3, 2014 WKDF, along with nine other Cumulus-owned country music stations, made the switch to the "Nash FM" branding that had been employed previously only by New York City outlet WNSH.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=33 HD Radio Guide for Nashville
  2. ^ "Broadcasting Yearbook 1964" (PDF). davidgleason.com.
  3. ^ "Broadcasting Yearbook 1968" (PDF). davidgleason.com.
  4. ^ "Cumulus Adds 11 More NashFM's - RadioInsight". radioinsight.com. 3 February 2014.

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Coordinates: 36°02′10″N 86°50′56″W / 36.036°N 86.849°W / 36.036; -86.849