KDXE
Broadcast areaLittle Rock (Central Arkansas)
Frequency101.1 MHz
Branding101.1 FM The Answer
Programming
FormatConservative talk
Affiliations
Ownership
Owner
History
Former call signs
  • KZQA (1991-1994, CP)
  • KDRE (1994-2005)
  • KWBF-FM (2005-2009)
  • KZTS (2009-2018)[1]
Technical information[2]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID49255
ClassA
ERP850 watts
HAAT267 meters (876 ft)
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen Live
Website1011fmtheanswer.com

KDXE (101.1 MHz, "101.1 FM The Answer") is an FM radio station broadcasting a conservative talk format in Little Rock, Arkansas (licensed to enclave Cammack Village). The station is currently owned by Salem Media Group, through licensee Salem Communications Holding Corporation. The station's studios are south of downtown near Philander Smith College, and the transmitter tower is located on Shinall Mountain, near the Chenal Valley neighborhood of Little Rock.

On June 1, 1998, after a 10-day stunt with various genres of music, 101.1 FM signed on as modern rock-formatted "Lick 101" KDRE.[3]

According to FCC filings, the station went silent sometime around November 1, 2008, as the licensee was unable to negotiate an extension of the contract with the owner of the transmitter location. The FCC granted permission to remain silent while the station's owner put together the paperwork to move the transmitter to a new location. Since then, the transmitter has moved to a different location, the call sign have changed from KWBF-FM to KZTS, and the format has changed from Rhythmic Oldies, to Adult Album Alternative, to the current Mainstream Urban format.

With the exception of the station being the Little Rock affiliate for The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, the station had no on-air personalities. Under its previous format, KZTS' main competitor was longtime heritage urban contemporary outlet KIPR.

On March 13, 2018, it was announced by media sources that Flinn Broadcasting Corporation would sell Urban KZTS to Salem Communications for $1.1 million plus a time brokerage agreement before closing.[4][5] On April 2, 2018, Salem switched the station's format and branding to their Conservative Talk "The Answer", and changed the station's call sign to KDXE on April 8, 2018. Salem's acquisition of the station was consummated on June 25, 2018.

References

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KDXE". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  3. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-RandR/1990s/1998/RR-1998-06-05.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ "Inland Empire AM Time Brokerage Turns To Purchase; Salem Buys Little Rock FM". All Access. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "Salem Media Acquires Streetz 101 Little Rock - RadioInsight". RadioInsight. March 13, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018.