Thanks to Contributor Robyn Watts, we now fit one of the pieces of the 570 AM puzzle in Dallas.
570 Dallas started off as WFAA – and really, the station that was WFAA began elsewhere on the dial – where every other AM station in America did, at 833 Kilocycles (KC) was at a couple of different frequencies during its life, even sharing time for a long while with WBAP. Eventually, as history shows, the station that would eventually become KLIF moved to 570.
KRQX began on July 2, 1983. It perhaps was, the great experiment. Can Rock music survive on the AM band? It did for a time, on the frequency of one of America’s greatest Top 40 stations ever. Yet, the format you hear on this aircheck is not exactly what you’d expect. Motown. Carole King… Classic Rock was a different animal than what the format is today back in the 1980s.
KRQX lasted until January 26, 1987 when the station’s then new owners, Anchor Media, put the Rock station out of its misery, flipping 570 to straight ahead 50s & 60 Oldies as KLDD.