This would allow new investors to start new stations from scratch (as the pool of available frequencies was quickly drying up) and would permit existing restricted-signal stations to move into an uncrowded part of the band and beef up their coverage area.
However, five different companies were pushing their systems to become the broadcasting standard.
This included Kahn Communications (who was at the forefront of AM Stereo development in 1958,) Harris, Motorola, Magnavox and Belar Electronics.
Lynn Weiss, Skip Bayless (host of the "Skip Bayless Show,") Dr.
Ann Wildemann (host of "Love, Sex and Relationships,") Gary Cogill, Chuck Schechner, Mark Woolsey aka Mark Elliott (1985-1991; 1996-1999; currently a senior broadcast meteorologist for The Weather Channel in Atlanta,) Jim Long, Dan Bennett, Jon Griffin, Lora Cain, Dave Cradick aka Kidd Kraddick (brief fill-in only during 5/1992 after firing at KEGL-FM,) Kevin Mc Carthy (to 2001,) Benjamin Dover, Mike Fisher, Val De Orr, Baylor Witcher (2004-2005,) Tom Kamb (2000-2001,) "Humble" Billy Hayes, Scott Anderson, Jeff Bolton, Joe Kelley (2000-01,) Dr. Notables: George "Paul" Medina, Randy Coffey, Pete Hamill, Rick Stoughton, Jason Walker, Mike Wade. Call letters stood for "ttraction." Nickname: "Newstalk 57" (11/2/1976 to 1983.) Sister station to KERA-FM (1947 version)/WFAA-FM/ KZEW-FM and the "Dallas Morning News" (formerly "Dallas News and Journal" in WFAA's earliest days.) First network-affiliated station in Texas (initially with NBC beginning 4/2/1923; later with Texas Quality Network, ABC [to 8/1/1975] and CBS thereafter,) first US station to carry educational programs, first to produce a serious radio drama series, first to air a state championship football game, the first to air inaugural ceremonies.
Nickname: "La Poderosa," "Gospel 540." Program: "Mambo Express." Notables: Jim Henderson, Ted Sauceman (GM,) Lazaro Saldaña, Wilbert Mejia, Yary Uhing, Luiz Munguia, Juan Benitez, Sara Treviño.
Once applied for change of license city to De Soto. Westmoreland, then Red Bird Mall (to 10/2005,) then to 5801 Marvin D. Station moved from its 43-year home at 1190 AM on 11/29/1990, although it was simulcast on both frequencies until 12/6/1990. First radio station in the world to simulcast on the internet. Program: Talknet (syndicated talk show programming,) "Weekend Workout," "Love, Sex and Relationships," "The Skip Bayless Show," "The Gary Cogill Show," "The Deborah Norville Show" (via satellite, 1991.) Notables: Terese Arena (ND; hired away from a long stint at KRLD in 2003,) Martin Birnbach, Ed Busch, Freddie Mertz (1992,) David Gold (to 1997; known as "The Conservative Freight Train,") Bob Ray Sanders, Norm Hitzges, Dr.Powerhouse WBAP was awarded a clear channel position on the dial; it is one of only a small handful of stations in the nation that's allowed to blast its signal to a reported 42 states!And to honor the art of "DX-ing" (distance listening,) Wednesdays after 3PM were declared "Silent Night" in the '20s...low-powered stations turned off their transmitters so that high-powered stations across the US could be easily received on anyone's dial.Other local stations modified their formats to concentrate on news, country, rhythm and blues, or Spanish.While KLIF posted incredible ratings during the 1950s and 1960s, others like KRLD and WBAP found successful programming niches that catered to older audiences.Gordon Mc Lendon didn't let that happen: In 1947, he signed on KLIF, featuring a music format.