Your Favorite Country Radio Station
KPLX, The Wolf, 99.5 FM

If you're looking for the best country music in Dallas and Fort Worth, you can't go wrong with KPLX, The Wolf, D/FW's #1 country music radio station. It's been serving the North Texas region since 1980, back before country was cool.

KPLX is owned by the
mighty Susquehana Radio Corporation and is located at:
3090 Olive Street, Dallas, Texas 75219
Business Office: 214-526-2400
Request lines open at 888-787-1995

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Your Favorite On-Air Talent:
Lisa Taylor
Trey Morgan
Mark Phillips
Bill Bowen
Smokey Rivers

Barry Corbin
The Front Porch Show
Wake Up With The Wolf
Diana Dee
Bob Kingsley Country Top 40

Request & Contest Lines: 888-787-1995
Daily Programming
The Blair Garner Show - 12AM - 5AM
Wake Up With the Wolf Show - Weekdays 5AM - 10AM
Smokey Rivers - Weedays 10AM - 3PM
Mark Phillips - Weekdays 3PM - 7PM
Bill Bowen - Weekdays 7PM - 12AM
The Front Porch Show - Sunday 6PM - 8PM
Bob Kingsley - Sunday 6AM - 10AM
Dan Bennett - VP/Market Manager
Mark Phillips - Program Director
Hank McMonigle - General Sales Manager

KPLX Year-by-Year:

1998: Another long-running station made a change in July, as eighteen year old country outlet KPLX dropped it’s “K-Plex” image and re-emerged as “The Wolf”. The fresh coat of paint led KPLX back into the top ten after a year’s absence and helped put the squeeze on KYNG (Young Country), which made its final top ten appearance in the Winter book.

1999: In less than a year on the air, the re-christened KPLX (The Wolf) helped force KYNG to shelve its "Young Country" moniker in favor of "Superstar Country", only to reclaim "Young Country" seven months later. KYNG's state of decline continued - the station only lasted four months into the new millenium - allowing the Wolf to focus solely on country front-runner KSCS. The decades-old KSCS/KPLX country battle swapped leaders in the Fall book, when KPLX bested KSCS for the first time in over a decade.

2001: While formats were being shuffled, and new station emerged at the top of the rankings. Only the seventh different station to claim the number one spot in the near three decades of combined DFW ratings, KPLX (The Wolf) unseated KKDA-FM (K104) in the Fall book, ending the urban giant's seven-book number one streak. Another broken streak of note: The Winter 2001 survey was be the first in the history of the Dallas/Fort Worth ratings in which KVIL did not finish in the top ten. Won Country Station of the Year by the National Association of Broadcasters.

2002: KKDA once again vaulted into the top spot in the Dallas/FW markets in three of the four
rating periods. Won the CMA Radio Station Award for a Major Market.

2003: KPLX plays second fiddle once again to monster station KKDA. KPLX was nominated in the Major Market of the Year category by th National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). It won Country Station of the Year. Cody Alan wins Air Personaility of the Year Award by the Academy of Country Music. Paul Williams is named among th top ten program directors of 2003 by Radio Ink.

2004: Major gains by new station KBFB and a resurgent WBAP resulted in KPLX slipping briefly into fourth place overall in the D/FW market. Paul Williams was named Top Country Programmer this year.

2006: Don Halyburton, Senior Vice Presdient, is inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.


CRB, Inc.® Presents 2nd Annual Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 12, 2005) – The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. (CRB) has announced they are now accepting nominations for the 2nd Annual Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award in honor of late CRB, Inc. Board Member Tom Rivers.

The award recognizes individuals in the Country radio industry who have displayed a magnanimous spirit of caring and generosity in service to their community. The award will be presented in conjunction with the Artist Humanitarian Award during the opening ceremonies of the 37th Annual Country Radio Seminar ® (CRS-37) on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2006.

"We tragically lost Tom Rivers, a long time CRB board member, a few years ago," Dan Halyburton, SR/VP GM of KPLX Dallas, said. "We all loved Tom but the thing that defined him was his service to his listeners and his community. In that spirit, the CRB/CRS Humanitarian Award was named in his honor."

CRB has begun soliciting presentations for nominees for this year’s award. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 30, 2005. Nominations can be made by letter detailing the accomplishments of the nominee. Accompanying materials such as articles, videos or presentations are welcome. Six (6) copies must be submitted so that members of the nominations committee can consider them.

Jeff Walker – AristoMedia – 615.269.7071 ext. 123 -
Katelynn Knutson – AristoMedia – 615.269.7071 ext. 132 –
Ed Salamon – CRB, Inc. – 615.327.4487 –

KPLX Tower is a 475.1 metre high guy-wired aerial mast for the transmission of FM radio and television programs in Cedar Hill, Texas, USA. Geographical coordinates: 32° 34' 54"N, 96° 58' 33" W. KPLX Tower was built in 1969.

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