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KFWR is a country music FM radio station in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas, transmitting on 95.9 FM and playing a Texas Country format. This station is owned and operated by LKCM Radio Group. The station's studios are located in Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth.

KFWR
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CityJacksboro, Texas
Broadcast areaMineral Wells/Weatherford/ Stephenville/Granbury/Fort Worth
Branding95.9 The Ranch
SloganThe Sound of Texas
Frequency95.9 MHz
First air date1970 as KMWT
FormatTexas Country
Language(s)English
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT425 meters (1,394 ft)
ClassC0
Facility ID31062
Callsign meaningFort Worth Radio
Former callsignsKMWT (1970-1981)
KYXS (1981-2002)
OwnerLKCM Radio Group
Sister stationsKRVF, KTFW
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.959theranch.com

HistoryEdit

The station first started out as KMWT in 1970, with an unknown format. In 1981, the call letters were changed to KYXS as a country music station. In 2002, the station made its permanent switch to KFWR, bringing listeners a country radio station with a blend of Texas country, current country hits, and country classics. On May 1, 2008, the station dropped most of the current country hits in favor of "totally 100% TEXAS country music."

KFWR focuses on the area west of the Tarrant-Dallas county line calling it the Westoplex as opposed to the entire area's nickname of Metroplex.

95.9 The Ranch also brings its listeners a free concert series featuring artists in Texas for 25 weeks every summer in downtown Fort Worth.

The Ranch radio format can also be heard on KRVF, 106.9, Corsicana, Texas.

On February 21, 2013, KFWR upgraded its signal from 80 kW at 329 metres to 100 kW at 425 metres and moved the city of licence to Jacksboro.[1] This upgrade has caused better signal penetration in Fort Worth and Denton.[2][3]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FCC Report 1/11". radioinsight.com. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Google Maps". google.com. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Google Maps". google.com. Retrieved 18 February 2017.

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