WRR (FM)


WRR (FM)

Infobox Radio station
name = WRR


city = Dallas, Texas
area = Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
branding = "Classical 101 WRR"
slogan =
airdate = 1920 on AM 1310
1948 on FM 101.1
frequency = 101.1 MHz HD Radio
format = Classical music
erp = 98,000 watts
haat = 508 meters
class = C
facility_id = 11451
callsign_meaning = Where Radio Radiates
former_callsigns = WRR-FM
owner = City of Dallas
webcast = [http://adams.wm-live.abacast.com/wrr-wrr101-64 Listen Live]
website = [http://www.wrr101.com/ wrr101.com]
affiliations =

WRR (101.1 FM, "Classical 101") is a municipally-owned radio station, owned by the city of Dallas, Texas, that broadcasts a classical music format.

WRR original began broadcasting via AM in 1920 [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/RR/ebr1.html "Handbook of Texas Online."] and received its license and call letters on August 5, 1921 (The AM frequency is now privately owned as KTCK). In 1948, WRR-FM received its first FM license. After WRR was sold WRR-FM changed its call letters to WRR.

Despite its public ownership, WRR is a commercial station and sells advertising. Over the years, private broadcasters in the Dallas-Fort Worth market have made numerous but unsuccessful calls for privatizing the station.

WRR is the oldest commercially operated radio station in Texas and the second oldest in the United States [http://www.wrr101.com/about.shtml "About WRR," "WRR Classical 101.1 FM"] behind KDKA in Pittsburgh.

Notable figures

The station is the starting point of John Peel's radio career. Peel, who later became a British disc jockey, notably covered the arraignment hearing of Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before Oswald was shot and killed.

WRR also first brought the voice of singer Kay Starr to the airwaves.

References

External links

* [http://www.wrr101.com/ WRR official website]
* [http://www.dfwradioarchives.com/1920s.htm DFW Radio Archives - WRR]
*FMQ|WRR
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