KDLK-FM
Broadcast areaDel Rio
Frequency94.1 MHz
Branding94.1 KDLK
Programming
FormatCountry music
Ownership
OwnerSuday Investment Group Inc
KDRN
History
First air date
August 15, 1966[1]
Former call signs
KLKE (1979–1986)
Former frequencies
94.3 MHz (to 2002)
Technical information
Facility ID22118
ClassC3
ERP7,200 watts
HAAT84.0 meters (275.6 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
29°25′45″N 100°54′17″W / 29.42917°N 100.90472°W / 29.42917; -100.90472Coordinates: 29°25′45″N 100°54′17″W / 29.42917°N 100.90472°W / 29.42917; -100.90472
Links
Websitewww.hotcountrykdlk.com

KDLK-FM (94.1 FM) is a radio station licensed to Del Rio, Texas, United States. The station serves the Del Rio area. The station is owned by Suday Investment Group Inc.[2]

History

On February 5, 1965, Queen City Broadcasting Company applied to build a new FM radio station in Del Rio at 94.3 MHz.[3] The Federal Communications Commission approved the application on November 22, 1965, and KDLK-FM signed on August 15, 1966, a separately programmed outlet from KDLK (1230 AM).[1] KDLK-AM-FM was sold in 1968 to Western Plains Broadcasting Corporation, headed by Gerald R. Mazur, for $185,000.[4] Rodney Robertson acquired Western Plains in 1972;[3] he moved the KDLK stations into a new house and outfitted the FM with stereo capability for the first time.[5] KDLK-FM programmed a country music format, complementing the Top 40 sound of the AM frequency.[6]

Forum Broadcasting acquired KDLK-AM-FM in 1976[3] for $165,000.[7] The call letters for the FM station were changed to KLKE on June 4, 1979;[3] the two stations exchanged call letters in 1986, making 94.3 FM KDLK-FM again. KDLK-FM moved to 94.1 MHz in 2002.

After more than 40 years of ownership, Forum sold its Del Rio stations in 2018 to Suday Investment Group, led by Jorge Suday, for $440,000.[8] The sale was consummated on April 4, 2019.

References

  1. ^ a b "KDLK-FM" (PDF). Broadcasting Yearbook. 1968. p. B-159 (307). Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  2. ^ "KDLK-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  3. ^ a b c d FCC History Cards for KDLK
  4. ^ "Changing Hands" (PDF). Broadcasting. November 13, 1967. p. 51. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  5. ^ "KDLK Adds Stereo; Joins CBS Network". Del Rio News-Herald. April 22, 1973. p. 4A. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  6. ^ "KDLK Music Radio". Del Rio News-Herald. June 2, 1974. p. 3A. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  7. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. August 16, 1976. p. 50. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  8. ^ Jacobson, Adam (December 7, 2018). "Forum Finds A Buyer For Border Combo". RBR. Retrieved March 25, 2020.