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KLIF-FM
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City of license Haltom City, Texas
Broadcast area Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Branding i-93 Hits
Slogan Today's Hit Music "i93"
Frequency 93.3 MHz (also on HD Radio) 93.3 HD 2 for Energy 93.3
First air date 1996 as KNBR-FM
Format Contemporary Hit Radio
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 120 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 27299
Callsign meaning K Legends Icons Favorites
(from its AM sister station)
Former callsigns KNBR-FM (1996)
KKZN (1996-1999)
KKMR (1999-2002)
KDBN (2002-2009)
Owner Cumulus Media
(Susquehanna Radio Corp.)
Sister stations KKLF, KLIF, KPLX-FM, KTCK/KTDK
Webcast Listen Live
Website i93hits.com

KLIF-FM (93.3 FM, "i-93 Hits") is a radio station licensed to serve Haltom City, Texas, USA. The station is owned by Cumulus Media and the broadcast license is held by the Susquehanna Radio Corporation. KLIF-FM broadcasts a contemporary hit radio music format to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex in Texas.

KLIF FM broadcasts in HD. The main radio signal, and HD 1 signal broadcasts the top 40 format, i93. The HD 2 signal broadcasts an all 90's music format known as Energy 93.3

The KLIF calls have a long history of being associated with CHR/Top 40 music. The original KLIF-AM at 1190 on the dial was Dallas/Fort Worth's most popular Top 40 music station from the 1950s through the 1970s.

History and format

Marcos Rodriguez was the first to control the license after having successfully obtained it directly from the FCC. After his financing source defaulted, Rodriguez sold the license to Susquehanna Radio. Cumulus Media subsequently took control of the station in May 2006 as part of its acquisition of Susquehanna, instituted cost-cutting measures, and completely restored a classic rock format after the station had experimented with more recent rock offerings.

93.3 The Zone logo used from 1996-1999

This FM outlet began broadcasting in 1996 as KNBR-FM "The Zone", with an adult alternative format. The call letters KNBR-FM were only short-term, as they were changed to KKZN to match the moniker on December 20, 1996. After a short-lived rebranding as KKMR "Merge", the switch to KDBN "The Bone", with a classic rock format, occurred in January 2002. This produced an initial spike in ratings, though the station lost much of that audience, as the years progressed.

Merge 93.3 logo used in 1999-2002

As of Friday April 24, 2009, KDBN-FM changed its format with a weekend stunt, broadcasting only music by the Dave Matthews Band with limited commercial interruptions. The station completed the format switch to Adult Album Alternative "FM 93.3 - Quality Rock" on Monday, April 27, 2009. On-air staff included The Regular Guys, a morning show syndicated from Atlanta, Alexis (middays) and Scott Gaines (afternoons).

93.3 The Bone logo used in 2002-2006

Among former on-air staff were Gary Thompson (mornings), Pugs and Kelly (afternoons), Candy Stuart, Bo Roberts, Yvonne Monet, Jeff K, Channing (Johnston), Jennifer Reed, Kat Von Erick, Debbie Sexxton, Squeky, Paladin, Barb Smith (traffic reporter), and Rich Phillips (sports reporter).

93.3 The Bone logo used in 2006-2009

On September 2nd, 2009, the rock music format was dropped and the station began stunting again, urging listeners to tune in Friday September 4th at noon.[1] The station launched a top 40 format as i93 Hits, with somewhat of a pop/rhythmic lean with few rock tracks being played and on the 7th of September, a callsign change to KLIF-FM was made.[2] It currently competes with KHKS 106.1 Kiss FM. As a reference to the station's I branding used for newer Cumulus-launched top 40 stations, the station's new top 40 format launched with Black Eyed Peas' I Gotta Feeling.

93.3 Quality Rock logo used April-September 2009

The station was formerly an affiliate of the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network.[3] The old KDBN calls, as an abbreviation for Dallas Business News, were once used at 1480 AM in Dallas for a business news format from September 21, 1989 to September 4, 1991.

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Coordinates: 32°46′44″N 96°55′22″W / 32.77889°N 96.92278°W / 32.77889; -96.92278

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