||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
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
The Front Porch Show
Wake Up With The Wolf
Bob Kingsley Country Top 40
& Contest Lines: 888-787-1995
Blair Garner Show -
12AM - 5AM
Up With the Wolf Show - Weekdays 5AM - 10AM
Rivers - Weedays 10AM - 3PM
Phillips - Weekdays 3PM - 7PM
Weekdays 7PM - 12AM
Front Porch Show -
Sunday 6PM - 8PM
Sunday 6AM - 10AM
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 – Ed_Salamon@crb.org
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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