Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Search - The first FMs in Texas

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Chris Huff of the DFW Radio Archives is compiling a list of the earliest FM stations in Texas. I have shared with him what I have on the Houston FMs and this is the list he has now:

1. KTHT-FM Houston 8/22/46
2. KERA-FM Dallas 10/5/46
3. KTRN Wichita Falls 12/23/46
4. KPRC-FM Houston 12/24/46
5. KISS-FM San Antonio Dec. 1946?
6. KYFM San Antonio Jan. 1947?
6. WOAI-FM San Antonio Jan. 1947?
6. KCMC-FM Texarkana Jan. 1947?
9. KIXL-FM Dallas 6/8/47
10. KTRH-FM Houston 6/30/47

Actually Chris has a more extensive list but these are the earliest ones. The question marks indicate stations that were reported on the air by January 20, 1947, but for which no specific dates have been determined.

So I'm sending out a request if anyone comes across this blog who has any information to share on any of these or other early FMs. Some information can be gleaned from Broadcasting Magazine and the FCC data base but that leave open the question of whether the station ever made it on the air.

If you have any information - permit dates, actual air dates, how long it lasted or what it is now - please post in the comments section, e-mail me, or e-mail Chris at the DFW Radio Archives listed in the Other Cities Histories under Radio History Links on the sidebar.

Thanks.

EDIT: Thanks to Chris Huff for putting his list up. Here's a direct link.

3 comments:

Chris Huff said...

Thanks so much for all the work you put into this site, and documenting the history of Houston radio!
To give proper and commensurate credit where it's due - it is Mike Dorner who did all the research in compiling the complete list of CPs and grants for early FMs in Texas.
I have my list of the First 25 FMs in Texas posted now: http://www.dfwradioarchives.com/FirstFMs.htm

HRH Blogger said...

Thanks Chris. I put a direct link in the original article.

I'll try to be more careful with my attributions in the future.

Mr.Cybrarian said...

KYFM hit the airwaves at 101.5 or channel 268 in San Antonio on Nov. 1, 1946.