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Texas Radio and TV Station Photos from the John in Arizona Collection


Texas Welcome Sign The photos in the Texas section are listed in alphabetical order by call letters. All photos are the property of John C Johnson / John In Arizona / johninarizona.com and may not be used in any form elsewhere.



Cedar Hill: There are quite a few towers located in what is known as the Cedar Hill antenna farm in Cedar Hill. This photo from 2018 shows some of those towers. This website will not cover all of that is there.
Some of the towers that make up the Cedar Hill tower farm - 2018.


KAZD TV: Channel 55 is licensed to Lake Dallas. In 1997 the call letters were changed from KAVB to KLDT (Lake Dallas Texas) and in 2010 to KAZD reflecting their Azteca affiliation. Sub channels include Azteca on 55.1; Viet Global TV on 55.2; VietFace TV on 55.3; QVC on 55.4; Vietnamese TV VieTV on 55.5; Biz Television on 55.6; and Advenim a religious channel on 55.7. The screen grabs are from 2018.

KAZD TV Channel 55 Lake Dallas, Texas KAZD TV 55.1

KAZD TV Channel 55 Lake Dallas, Texas KAZD TV 55.4

KAZD TV Channel 55 Lake Dallas, Texas KAZD TV 55.5

KAZD TV Channel 55 Lake Dallas, Texas KAZD TV 55.6


KAMC TV: Channel 28 Lubbock started out in 1968 as KSEL TV. In 1975 they became KMCC and in 1979 the calls were changed to KAMC. The ad shown is from July of 1983 and promotes Jeff Klotzman and Kevin Parker covering weather for the South Plains area.
KAMC TV Channel 28 Lubbock ad - 1983.


KAMR TV: Channel 4 Amarillo started out in 1953 as KGNC-TV. In 1974 the calls were changed to KAMR TV. The ad shown from 1983 promotes Gene Birk, Julie Emry, Jim Blue, and Roy McCoy.
KAMR TV Channel 4 Amarillo ad - 1983.


KBTX TV: John received KBTX-TV Channel 3 Bryan on skip reception from Sheridan, Wyoming. The photo ID of this 1133 mile DX is from 1969.
KBTX TV Channel 3 Bryan 1133 mile skip reception from Sheridan, Wyoming - 1969.


KCBD TV: KCBD TV Channel 11 came on the air in 1953 as Lubbock's second TV station. The KCBD-TV ad shown is from 1983. If the station sounds familiar, on February 4, 2015 a plane crashed into their tower.
KCBD TV Channel 11 Lubbock ad - 1983.


KCEN TV: KCEN TV Channel 6 came on the air in 1953 licensed to Temple. The station serves the Waco, Killeen and Temple market. The ad shown is from March of 1965.
KCEN TV Channel 6 Temple-Waco ad - 1965.


KDAF TV: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for KDAF TV Channel 33 Dallas. There is a special web page just for KDAF TV. Click on photo.

KDAF TV Channel 33 Dallas, Texas


KDFI TV: Channel 27 Dallas was scheduled to start in 1967 as KLIF and was deleted in 1972. In 1981 a new channel 27 came on the air as KTWS TV. In 1984 they became KDFI TV. The station is currently a MyNetworkTV affiliate and shares studio space with KDFW TV at 400 North Griffin Street in downtown Dallas. Their transmitter and antenna is located at tower site 1059733. Click on the transmitter room door photo to take you to photos of that site.
KDFI TV Channel 27 Dallas sign at 400 North Griffin Street - 2018.


KDFI TV Channel 27 Dallas, Texas

The KDFI TV transmitter and antenna are located at tower site 1059733. Click on the transmitter room door to see that antenna site.


KDFW TV: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for KDFW TV Channel 4 Dallas. There is a special web page just for KDFW TV. Click on photo.

KDFW TV Channel 4 Dallas, Texas


KDTN TV: KDTN TV Channel 2 Denton serves the Dallas TV market. They came on the air in 1988 and are currently a Daystar network station. The screen grab is from 2018.

KDTN TV Channel 2 Denton, Texas KDTN TV 2.1


KDTX TV: KDTX TV Channel 58 Dallas came on the air in 1987. The station is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Subchannels include 58.1 TBN; 58.2 Hillsong Channel; 58.3 JUCE TV; 58.4 Enlace; and 58.5 TBN Salsa. The screen grabs are from 2018.

KDTX TV Channel 58 Dallas, Texas KDTX TV 58.1


KDTX TV Channel 58 Dallas, Texas KDTX TV 58.4


KDTX TV Channel 58 Dallas, Texas KDTX TV 58.5


KENS TV: Channel 5 San Antonio came on the air in 1950 as KEYL. During 1954 the calls were changed to KGBS TV and then to KENS-TV. The ads shown are from March of 1965.
KENS TV Channel 5 San Antonio ad - 1965.
KENS TV Channel 5 San Antonio ad - 1965.


KERA TV: KERA TV Channel 13 Dallas came on the air in 1960. They are a PBS affiliate. The screen grab is from 2018.

KERA TV Channel 13 Dallas, Texas KERA TV 13.1


KFDA TV: KFDA TV Channel 10 Amarillo came on the air in 1953. The KFDA TV studios and towers are located at 7900 Broadway Drive as seen in the photo from 1963.
KFDA TV Channel 10 Amarillo 7900 Broadway Drive location - 1983.


KFRO: KFRO Radio 1370 came on the air in 1935. The call letters stand for "Keep Forever Rolling On." Their 3 tower array is located south of Texas state highway 80 near Eastman Road as seen in the photo from 2018.
KFRO Radio 1370 Longview towers south of highway 80 - 2018.


KFXR: 1190 Dallas started in 1947 as KLIF. KLIF Radio 1190 carried through the top 40 years, but in 1990 a long series of call letter changes took place from KLAF, KYII, KUII, KGBS, KDFX, KOOO, KLUV, KJOI, KTRI, and then KFXR. Their three tower daytime array is located in Irving just south of West Hunter Ferrell Road as seen in the photos from 2018. I do not have photos of their nighttime towers east of Dallas..
KFXR Radio 1190 Dallas daytime towers in Irving - 2018.

KFXR Radio 1190 Dallas daytime towers in Irving - 2018.


KGLD: 1330 Tyler started out in 1956 as KDOK Radio. In 1965 the calls were changed to KZAK and then in 1979 to KTYL. In 1990 the call letters returned to KDOK, then in 1993 to KGLD. K-Gold aired an oldies format, but currently they have a Gospel music format as "The Light." Their tower is located east of NE 323 Loop as seen in the photo from 2018.
KGLD Radio 1330 Tyler tower on NE 323 Loop - 2018.


KGNC: 710 Amarillo came on the air in 1922 as WDAG. Studios for KGNC Radio 710 Amarillo are located at 3505 Olsen Boulevard as seen in this photo from 1983.
KGNC Radio 710 Amarillo 3505 Olsen Boulevard studios - 1983.


KIII TV: KIII TV Channel 3 Corpus Christi came on the air in 1964. The ad shown is from March of 1965 10 months after KIII-TV came on the air.
KIII TV Channel 3 Corpus Christi ad - 1965.


KJAA TV: Channel 34 Lubbock first time on the air was in 1967 as KKBC-TV, that was changed to KMNX-TV and in 1973 the station went dark. Back on the air in 1981 as KJAA TV and in 1984 the calls were changed to KJTV. The KAJJ TV ad shown is from July of 1983.
KJAA TV Channel 34 Lubbock ad - 1983.

KKDA: 730 Grand Prairie started out in 1957 as KBCS with a top 40 format. In 1959 the call letters were changed to KKSN and in 1960 to KRZY. In 1972 the calls became KPCN and in 1969 to KKDA. KKDA Radio serves the Dallas-Fort Worth market. Their towers are located north of I-30 on South Belt Line Road near Lone Star Park and AirHogs Stadium as seen in the photo from 2018.
KKDA Radio 730 Grand Prairie towers on South Belt Line Road - 2018.


KLBK TV: Channel 13 Lubbock came on the air in 1952 as KDUB TV. In 1961 the call letters were changed to KLBK TV. The two ads are from 1983 and promote news people Trudi Lewis and Ron Roberts.
KLBK TV Channel 13 Lubbock ad - 1983.
KLBK TV Channel 13 Lubbock ad - 1983.


KLIF: This facility started out as KGKO 570 in Wichita Falls. In 1938 570 was moved to Dallas with the call letters WFAA. In the early days 570 shared WFAA with WBAP which lasted until 1970 when WFAA remained on 570 and WBAP moved to 820. 570 has seen a number of call letter changes. In 1983 they became KRQX, then in 1987 the calls were changed to KLDD. In 1990 they became KKWM and that same year to KLIF which had been the call letters for 1190. The 570 tower site is located at East Belt Line Road and South Belt Line Road not far from DFW International Airport. The photo is from 2018.
KLIF 570 Radio Dallas towers at East Belt Line Road and South Belt Line Road - 2018.


KLNO: Univision Radio Dallas is located at 7901 John Carpenter Freeway as seen in the photos from 2018. KLNO FM 94.1, KFZO 99.1, KYEB 107.1, and KDXX 107.9 are located here. This building also is the location for Vokal Media a audio production company. Not sure about the 105.3 The Fan (KRLD-FM) and 100.3 Jack FM (KJKK-FM) sign as their studios are not located in the Univision building.
KLNO FM 94.1 Fort Worth studios at 7901 John Carpenter Freeway in Dallas - 2018.

KLNO FM 94.1 Fort Worth studios at 7901 John Carpenter Freeway in Dallas - 2018.

KLNO FM 94.1 Fort Worth studios at 7901 John Carpenter Freeway in Dallas - 2018.


KLTV: KLTV Channel 7 Tyler came on the air in 1954. The KLTV studios are located at 105 West Ferguson Street in downtown Tyler as seen in the photos from 2018.
KLTV Channel 7 Tyler studios at 105 West Ferguson Street - 2018.

KLTV Channel 7 Tyler studios at 105 West Ferguson Street - 2018.

KLTV Channel 7 Tyler news vehicle - 2018.


KMHT: KMHT Radio 1450 Marshall came on the air in 1947. KMHT studios, transmitter, and tower are located on Jefferson Avenue as seen in the photos from 2018.
KMHT Radio 1450 Marshall studios on Jefferson Avenue - 2018.

KMHT Radio 1450 Marshall studios on Jefferson Avenue - 2018.

KMHT Radio 1450 Marshall tower on Jefferson Avenue - 2018.

KMHT Radio 1450 Marshall tower on Jefferson Avenue - 2018.


KMID TV: One of the most common skip receptions from Sheridan, Wyoming was KMID-TV Channel 2 Midland. John received KMID-TV on DX reception numberous times over the years. The photos of on air IDs are shown from the 926 mile skip reception during 1971. The print ad is from 1983 promotes news director Mike Barker.
KMID TV Channel 2 Midland 926 mile skip reception from Sheridan, Wyoming - 1971.

KMID TV Channel 2 Midland 926 mile skip reception from Sheridan, Wyoming - 1971.

KMID TV Channel 2 Midland ad - 1983.


KMNY: 1360 Hurst serves the Dallas-Fort Worth market. The station came on the air in 1947 at KXOL. In 1985 the calls were changed to KWJS and in 1998 to KNRB. In 1993 the calls became KAHZ and then in 2005 to KMNY. KMNY's 5 tower array is located along MacArthur Boulevard in Grand Prairie as seen in the photo from 2018.
KMNY Radio 1360 towers on MacArthur Boulevard in Grand Prairie - 2018.


KONO TV: KONO TV Channel 12 San Antonio came on the air in 1957. They changed call letters to KSAT TV in 1969. The ads shown are from March of 1965.
KONO TV Channel 12 San Antonio ad - 1965.
KONO TV Channel 12 San Antonio ad - 1965.

KOSA TV: KOSA TV Channel 7 Odessa came on the air in 1956. The ad shown is from July 1983.
KOSA TV Channel 7 Odessa ad - 1983.


KPXD TV: Channel 68 Arlington serves the Dallas-Fort Worth market. They started out in 1996 as KINZ TV and changed to KPXD TV in 1998 to reflect their Pax Network affiliation. They are now an Ion affiliate. One of the sub-channels carries Qubo as seen in the screen grabs from 2018. Their transmitter and antenna is located at tower site 1059733. Click on the transmitter room door photo to take you to photos of that site.

KPXD TV Channel 68 Arlington, Texas KPXD TV 68.1


KPXD TV Channel 68 Arlington, Texas KPXD TV 68.2



KPXD TV Channel 68 Arlington, Texas

The KPDX TV transmitter and antenna are located at tower site 1059733. Click on the transmitter room door to see that antenna site.


KRIS TV: KRIS TV Channel 6 Corpus Christi came on the air in 1956 as the first TV station in the area. The ad shown is from March of 1965.
KRIS TV Channel 6 Corpus Christi ad - 1965.


KRLD: KRLD Radio 1080 Dallas came on the air in 1926. The call letters stand for Kiest's Radio Laboratories of Dallas. The station has an extensive history and will not be covered here. Their transmitter site is located on Saturn Road in Garland as seen in the photos from 2018.
KRLD Radio 1080 Dallas transmitter site on Saturn Road in Garland - 2018.

KRLD Radio 1080 Dallas transmitter site on Saturn Road in Garland - 2018.

KRLD Radio 1080 Dallas transmitter site on Saturn Road in Garland - 2018.


KSTR TV: Channel 49 Irving serves the Dallas-Fort Worth market. First on the air in 1984 as KLTJ TV. In 1987 the calls were changed to KHSX TV and in 1999 to KSTR TV. Currently they are an UniMas affiliate along with sub channels for GetTV and Grit as seen in the screen shots from 2018. The photos of their transmitter are from 2018. The transmitter and antenna are located at tower site 1059733. Click on the transmitter room door photo to take you to photos of that site.
KSTR TV Channel 49 Irving transmitter - 2018.

KSTR TV Channel 49 Irving old Telefutura sign in transmitter room - 2018.


KSTR TV Channel 49 Irving, Texas KSTR TV 49.1


KSTR TV Channel 49 Irving, Texas KSTR TV 49.2


KSTR TV Channel 49 Irving, Texas KSTR TV 49.3


KSTR TV Channel 49 Irving, Texas

The KSTR TV transmitter and antenna are located at tower site 1059733. Click on the transmitter room door photo to see that antenna site.


KTBC TV: KTBC TV Channel 7 came on the air in 1952 as the first TV station in Austin. The ad shown is from March of 1965.
KTBC TV Channel 12 Austin ad - 1965.

KTPX TV: This station has an interesting history with a number of call changes and ownership. The 1983 ad promotes Carl Rogers and Brian Wilson. Both gentlemen have interesting careers, Wilson later was at Fox News.
KTPX TV Channel 9 Midland ad - 1983.


KTRE TV: KTRE TV Channel 9 Lufkin came on the air in 1955. A KTRE news vehicle was spotted in Shreveport, LA in 2018.
KTRE TV Channel 9 Lufkin news vehicle - 2018.


KTVT: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for KTVT Channel 11 Fort Worth. There is a special web page just for KTVT. Click on photo.

KTVT Channel 11 Fort Worth, Texas


KTXA TV: Channel 21 Fort Worth came on the air in 1967 as KFWT TV and lasted until bankruptcy in 1970. In 1980 Channel 21 returned to the air as KTXA. The screen grabs are from 2018. The 21.2 sub channel is a MeTV affiliate. Studios are located with KTVT (see above) and their transmitter and antenna are located at tower site 1059733. Click on the transmitter room door photo to take you to photos of that site.

KTXA TV Channel 21 Fort Worth, Texas KTXA 21.1


KTXA TV Channel 21 Fort Worth, Texas KTXA 21.2


KTXA TV Channel 21 Fort Worth, Texas

The KTXA TV transmitter and antenna are located at tower site 1059733. Click on the transmitter room door photo to see that antenna site.


KUVN TV: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for KUVN TV Channel 23 Garland. There is a special web page just for KUVN TV. Click on photo.

KUVN TV Channel 23 Garland, Texas


KVII TV: KVII TV Channel 7 Amarillo came on the air in 1957. The two ads shown are from July of 1983.
KVII TV Channel 7 Amarillo ad - 1983.

KVII TV Channel 7 Amarillo ad - 1983.


KXAS TV: Channel 5 Fort Worth came on the air in 1948 as WBAP TV. John received WBAP-TV Channel 5 Fort Worth on skip reception from Sheridan, Wyoming. The on air WBAP TV ID photo of this 980 mile DX reception is from 1971. In 1974 the call letters were changed to KXAS TV. The KXAS-TV screen grabs are from 2018.
WBAP TV Channel 5 Fort Worth 980 mile skip reception from Sheridan, Wyoming - 1971.


KXAS TV Channel 5 Fort Worth, Texas KXAS TV 5.1


KXAS TV Channel 5 Fort Worth, Texas KXAS TV 5.1


KXAS TV Channel 5 Fort Worth, Texas KXAS TV 5.1


KYZS: 1490 Tyler came on the air in 1928 as KGKB. In 1965 the call letters changed to KDOK and in 1965 to KYZS. KYZS Radio currently has an ESPN sports format. Their tower is located on N NE 323 Loop as seen in the photos from 2018.
KYZS Radio 1490 Tyler tower on N NE 323 Loop - 2018.

KYZS Radio 1490 Tyler tower on N NE 323 Loop - 2018.


KZEY: 1410 Marshall came on the air in 1957 as KADO. In 1967 the calls were changed to KDOX and then in 1977 to KKYR. In 1983 there was a change to KCUL which lasted until 2015 when the KZEY calls were adopted. The transmitter and towers are located south of I-20 on Beth Ann Drive as seen in the photos from 2018. Note the "For Sale" sign.
KZEY Radio 1410 Marshall towers on Beth Ann Drive - 2018.

KZEY Radio 1410 Marshall towers on Beth Ann Drive - 2018.


KZMP: 1540 University Park serves the Dallas-Fort Worth market. The station started in 1949 as KCUL and has seen numerous call letter changes from KCUL to KBUY, KRXV, KMZK, KTIA, KUQQ, KMIA, KSVZ, KSGB, KTNO, KPAD and now KZMP. Their transmitter site is located on Josephine Lane in Grand Prairie as seen in the photo from 2018.
KZMP Radio 1540 University Park tower site in Grand Prairie on Josephine Lane - 2018.


KZTV: Channel 10 Corpus Christi came on the air in 1956 as KSIX-TV. The call letters were changed to KZTV in 1957. The ad shown is from 1965. The station is currently owned by Cordillera Communications.
KZTV Channel 10 Corpus Christi ad - 1965.


WBAP: This facility started in 1922 and has an extensive history which will not be covered here. The WBAP Radio 820 Fort Worth tower is located south of Turner Warnell Road as seen in the photo from 2018.
WBAP Radio 820 Fort Worth tower south of Turner Warnell Road - 2018.


WFAA TV: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for WFAA TV Channel 8 Dallas. There is a special web page just for WFAA TV. Click on photo.

WFAA TV Channel 8 Dallas, Texas


WOAI TV: WOAI TV Channel 4 came on the air in 1949 as the first TV station in San Antonio. In 1974 the call letters were changed to KMOL TV and then in 2002 the original WOAI-TV calls were returned. The ads on this page are from March of 1965.
WOAI TV Channel 4 San Antonio ad - 1965.

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KFDA TV Channel 10 Amarillo, TX July 1983 ad


WOAI TV Channel 4 San Antonio, Texas 1965 ad

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