KZWL
Simulcasts with KWLL, Gilmer
The Well 94.3 & 95.3 logo.png
Broadcast areaTyler-Longview area
Frequency94.3 MHz
Branding94.3 The Well
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatChristian
Ownership
OwnerEducational Radio Foundation of East Texas, Inc.
KWLL, KHFZ, KLFZ, KVNE, KGLY
History
First air date
March 28, 2012
April 20, 2020 (as "The Well")
Former call signs
KZXM (2010–2022)
Technical information
Facility ID170966
ClassA
ERP2,050 watts
HAAT172.3 meters (565 ft)
Links
Websitemywellradio.com

KZWL (94.3 FM; "94.3 The Well") is a terrestrial FM radio station licensed to Bullard, Texas, United States, and in full simulcast with its sister station KWLL Gilmer. The station is owned by the Educational Radio Foundation of East Texas, Inc., and features a Christian preaching and education format, branded as 94.3 & 95.3 The Well.[1]

History

KZXM received a License to Cover on March 28, 2012, owned and operated by Dudley Waller. The new signal was utilized to simulcast Waller's "Kompa" Regional Mexican format from 103.1 KMPA from Pittsburg, bringing the format into the Tyler side of the combined Tyler-Longview market.

On August 1, 2016, KZXM and sister stations KMPA, KFRO-FM, and KLJT were taken off the air and the staff of both formats were let go and locked out by Susie Waller, the daughter of the deceased owner of the station, Dudley Waller.[2]

On February 17, 2017, Waller Broadcasting filed for an extension of the Special Temporary Authority allowing KZXM and its three sisters to remain silent for an additional 180 days. The application also stated that a buyer had been found for the stations, and was expected to announce a deal to transfer the four stations' licenses, pending F.C.C. approval, within the next 30 days.[3]

On July 4, 2017, KZXM returned to the air after 11 months of silence, as "94.3 The Bull" airing a country music format featuring current & recurrent country artists. Its former simulcast companion, KMPA, returned accordingly, yet as the Regional Mexican format both stations had utilized prior to the shut down, renamed "Super 103.1".

On October 31, 2017, the license transfer from Waller Broadcasting to East Texas Results Media was granted for KZXM and its three sister stations, KFRO-FM, KMPA, and KLJT. The deal was consummated on March 8, 2018, at a purchase price of $1.2 million.

On September 26, 2018, KZXM changed their format from country to classic country, branded as "94.3 Real Country".[4]

On June 10, 2019, East Texas Results Media filed to transfer the license of KZXM and its three sister stations to Educational Radio Foundation of East Texas, who in turn applied to turn all four facilities non-commercial. The Foundation broadcasts Christian programming.

"Real Country" left the air in mid-July 2019, pending transfer of the facility's license.

The sale of KZXM and its three sister stations was consummated on October 8, 2019, with ERFET officially taking control of the licenses and facilities.

Educational Radio Foundation of East Texas announced that they would launch a full service Christian preaching format on both KZXM and KFRO-FM, branded as The Well. The new format launched on April 20, 2020.

The station changed its call sign to KZWL on July 22, 2022.

References

  1. ^ KZWL fcc.gov. Accessed December 22, 2013
  2. ^ East Texas Stations Lock Out Staff & Go Dark - Radio Insight (published August 2, 2016)
  3. ^ "CDBS Print".
  4. ^ KZXM Flips to Classic Country Radioinsight - September 26, 2018

Coordinates: 32°08′38″N 95°19′59″W / 32.14389°N 95.33306°W / 32.14389; -95.33306