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KKDA
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City of license Grand Prairie, Texas
Broadcast area Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Branding "Soul 73"
Slogan "You've Got a Friend"
Frequency 730 kHz
First air date 1957 as KBCS
Format Classic Soul/R&B
Power 500 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning DAllas
Former callsigns KBCS (1957-1959), KKSN (1959-1960), KRZY (1960-1962), KPCN (1962-1969)
Owner Service Broadcasting
Sister stations KKDA-FM, KRNB

KKDA is an AM radio station broadcasting as Soul 73 serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The station is licensed in Grand Prairie, Texas, and it's owned and operated by Service Broadcasting.

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History

AM 730 in Dallas began operations on August 1, 1957 as Top 40 music station KBCS. After a few years of competing with 1190 KLIF and 1480 KBOX for the Top 40 audience with limited success, the station changed calls to KKSN ("Kissin'") in 1959, evolving into an R&B format over the coming months and taking the new calls KRZY ("Crazy") in 1960.

In 1962, KRZY became KPCN with a country format. KPCN did well until 1480 KBOX changed from Top 40 to country at the start of 1967, as daytimer KPCN was unable to compete against 24-hour KBOX. AM 730 took the KKDA calls in January 1969 and initially aired an easy listening format for a little over a year until returning to an R&B format in April 1970. KKDA has aired programming targeted toward the African-American community of Dallas/Fort Worth ever since.

The station was acquired by Service Broadcasting Corporation on December 22, 1976.

KKDA-AM was a daytime-only station until 1990.

The Millie Jackson Show

Soul legend Millie Jackson hosts an afternoon drive show from 3-6 PM weekdays. Millie mixes music with commentary and comedy. Show personalities include S.B., and Trish Hodge with news. Featured segments include "The N-News" at 5:30.

Talking Sports with Roger B. Brown

KKDA AM, also has a sports show that serves the African-American community. "Talking Sports with Roger B. Brown." can be heard Monday through Friday's 6-7P.M., and Sunday's 6-8P.M. The show has a host of characters like Rufus D. (real name: Rudy Jones), Flipp Da Burd, Eric B. (real name: Eric Sattler) among others. Rufus D. is the entertainment and sports editor on Sunday’s and also serves as co-host. Eric B. also serves as co-host. The show is one of the few sports talk shows hosted by black broadcasters. Roger B. Brown has been talking sports in Dallas, Texas for over 18 years now.

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