KCMC
KCMC The Fan 107.9-740 logo.jpg
Broadcast areaTexarkana, Texas
Frequency740 kHz
Branding107.9 The Fan
Programming
FormatSports
AffiliationsCBS Sports Radio
Ownership
OwnerTexarkana Radio Center Licenses, LLC
KBYB, KTFS, KTFS-FM, KTOY, KTTY
History
First air date
1933
Former call signs
KCMC (1933-2014)
KTFS (2014-2017)
Technical information
Facility ID33729
ClassD
Power680 watts daytime
68 watts nighttime
Transmitter coordinates
33°24′30.00″N 94°2′47.00″W / 33.4083333°N 94.0463889°W / 33.4083333; -94.0463889
Translator(s)107.9 K300DW (Texarkana)
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitewww.thefan1079.com

KCMC (740 AM) is a radio station 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 on De Loach Street in the Texarkana city limits also west of the Arkansas border.

History

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 Watts of 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 KCMC.

On January 15, 2015, the then-KTFS changed formats to talk, branded as "Talk Radio 740".[3]

On July 1, 2017, KTFS went silent. On November 28, 2017, KTFS's callsign was changed back to KCMC. A news release on the KTOY website said that KCMC could return to the air from a new facility at some time in the future.[4]

On January 22, 2019, KCMC returned to the air with conservative talk, simulcasting KTFS-FM 107.1 Texarkana, AR.[5]

In mid-October 2019, KCMC dropped its simulcast with KTFS-FM and changed their format to sports, branded as "107.9 The Fan".[6]

740 AM is a Canadian clear-channel frequency, on which CFZM in Toronto, Ontario is the dominant Class A station. KCMC must reduce power during nighttime hours in order to protect the nighttime skywave signal of CFZM.

Translator

Broadcast translators of KCMC
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
K300DW 107.9 Texarkana, Texas 202065 230 99 m (325 ft) D 33°25′45.4″N 94°7′11.7″W / 33.429278°N 94.119917°W / 33.429278; -94.119917 (K300DW) FCC LMS

References

  1. ^ "KCMC Soon Starts" (PDF). Broadcasting. January 15, 1932. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Dallas Cowboys on Radio". DallasCowboys.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-08. Retrieved 2007-12-12.
  3. ^ Format Shuffle in Texarkana
  4. ^ "Texarkana Radio Center the first to bring HD radio to Texarkana airwaves - KTOY". www.ktoy1047.com. Archived from the original on 2017-07-19.
  5. ^ Formats on the Move in Texarkana Radioinsight - January 22, 2019
  6. ^ 107.9 The Fan Debuts in Texarkana Radioinsight - November 11, 2019