KRLD Newsradio 1080 AM is a commercial AM radio station in Dallas, Texas. Owned and operated by Audacy, Inc., the station carries an all-news radio format on weekdays, switching to mostly non-political talk radio nights and weekends. Syndicated shows include The Dave Ramsey Show, Our American Stories with Lee Habeeb, and America in the Morning with John Trout. Some weekend hours carry paid brokered programming. Most hours begin with CBS News Radio. The studios and offices are in Uptown Dallas.
KRLD is a Class A, 50,000 watts, clear channel station. The daytime signal is non-directional, covering North Texas and part of Oklahoma. KRLD shares AM 1080 with Class A WTIC Hartford, so at night, KRLD switches to a directional antenna, using a two-tower array. The transmitter is in Garland, off Saturn Road. KRLD’s AM station also broadcasts on HD Radio. KRLD is simulcast over co-owned 105.3 KRLD-FM’s secondary HD Radio subchannel. KRLD is also available online via Audacy.
KRLD was founded in 1926 by Amon G. Carter, Sr., and was originally a 500-watt station. The station was one of the first in the country to broadcast news and weather reports, and it quickly became a popular source of information for Dallas residents. In the 1950s, KRLD was the first station in the area to broadcast in stereo.
In the 1980s, KRLD was purchased by Metromedia, and in 1998, it was acquired by CBS Radio. In 2017, CBS Radio was acquired by Entercom. In 2020, Entercom merged with Audacy.
KRLD is a respected news source in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and it has won numerous awards for its reporting. The station has also been recognized for its commitment to community service. In 2019, KRLD was named the “Best Radio Station” by the Dallas Morning News.
KRLD is a valuable resource for Dallas-Fort Worth residents, and it is a station that is committed to providing accurate and informative news and information.