KWRD-FM

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KWRD-FM
KWRD TheWord100.7 logo.png
CityHighland Village, Texas
Broadcast areaDallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
Sherman

Denison
Gainesville

Ardmore
BrandingThe Word 100.7 FM
Frequency100.7 MHz
Repeater(s)KBDT 1160 kHz
First air date1987 (as KRJT)
FormatChristian Talk
Language(s)English
ERP98,000 watts
HAAT606 meters
ClassC
Facility ID6560
Callsign meaningThe WoRD; a reference to John 1:1 (originally Wesley R. Dean; initials of original Henderson, Texas AM facility owner, which signed on in 1956)
Former callsignsKRJT (1987-2000)
KLTY (2000)
OwnerSalem Media Group
(Inspiration Media of Texas, LLC)
Sister stationsKEXB, KLTY, KSKY, KTNO, KBDT, K273BJ
WebcastListen Live
Websitethewordfm.com

KWRD-FM is a Christian radio station with studios located in Irving, Texas, United States. Their slogan is "The Word". KWRD-FM is a service of the Salem Media Group and broadcasts on 100.7 FM.

KWRD-FM specializes in "infomercials" as well as Christian talk show programs involving well-known Christian personalities such as James Dobson and Alistair Begg. KWRD-FM is also the official home for Southlake Carroll Dragon Football during their season- Early September through December. KWRD-FM should not be confused with KWRD (AM) and is not owned by the company that owns KWRD.

KPXI[edit]

KPXI (100.7 MHz) of Overton simulcast KWRD-FM of Salem Communications until early 2009. The FCC approved the transfer of KPXI to Jerry T. Hanszen of Carthage, Texas. KPXI was sold to Louisiana State University in Shreveport and now operates as public radio station KTYK Overton, broadcasting the Red River Radio network.

History[edit]

In 1997, Salem Communications bought KEWS 94.9 of Arlington, Texas and made it into a Christian Talk format as KWRD-FM The Word 94.9. KWRD-FM moved to 100.7 on December 22, 2000 by trading places with sister station KLTY.

Scott Wilder and Lauren Lintner joined The Word in 1997 to do a talk show in the afternoon.

On September 18, 2015, KWRD was simulcasting on former Radio Disney affiliate KMKI 620 AM (now KEXB) for a week until the station switched formats to Business News/Talk as content formerly airing on KVCE 1160 AM; as of October 20, 2015, KWRD-FM's programming is simulcasting on KVCE 1160 AM (now KBDT).

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Coordinates: 33°32′10″N 96°49′55″W / 33.536°N 96.832°W / 33.536; -96.832