KRUF
KRUF K94.5 logo.png
Broadcast areaShreveport-Bossier City metropolitan area
Frequency94.5 MHz
BrandingK945
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
AffiliationsCompass Media Networks
Premiere Networks
Ownership
Owner
KEEL, KTUX, KVKI, KWKH, KXKS
History
First air date
1948 (1948) (as kWKH-FM)
Former call signs
KWKH-FM (1948-1973)
KROK (1973-1984)
KWKH-FM (1984-1996)
Call sign meaning
"Ruff" (reference to former "Big Dog 94-5" branding)
Technical information
Facility ID60265
ClassC0
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT334 meters (1,096 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
32°40′13.00″N 93°55′59.00″W / 32.6702778°N 93.9330556°W / 32.6702778; -93.9330556
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitek945.com

KRUF (94.5 FM, "K945") is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format. The station serves the Shreveport, Louisiana, area. The station is currently owned by Townsquare Media.[1] Its studios are shared with its other five sister stations in West Shreveport (one mile west of Shreveport Regional Airport), and the transmitter is in Mooringsport, Louisiana. The call letters before becoming KRUF were KWKH and KROK and had air personalities such as Tim Brando of CBS sports back in the late seventies, early eighties.

K 94.5 is one of the few live and local radio stations left in town with Jay Whatley in the afternoons and Chica in The Morning every morning.

History

K 94.5 signed on August 12, 1996, as "Big Dog 94-5" and has broadcast in its current Top 40 format for 25 years. Previous to adopting the KRUF call letters, K 94.5 was known as KWKH-FM, sister station to the legendary KWKH, home of the Louisiana Hayride.

KWKH-FM began broadcasting November 21, 1948. It was operated by International Broadcasting Corporation, which was owned by The Shreveport Times.[2]

References

  1. ^ "KRUF Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "KWKH-FM in Shreveport Starts Service Nov. 21" (PDF). Broadcasting. November 29, 1948. Retrieved 8 February 2015.

Previous logos

Former KRUF logo used until 2018
Former KRUF logo used until 2018