|Branding||Life Talk 1450|
|First air date||December 24, 1957 (on 1560 kHz)|
|Power||1,000 watts unlimited|
|Transmitter coordinates||37°5′55.00″N 88°37′19.00″W / 37.0986111°N 88.6219444°W|
|Former frequencies||1560 kHz|
|Affiliations||Citadel Media, Genesis Communications Network, Salem Radio Network|
|Owner||Bristol Broadcasting Company, Inc.|
|Sister stations||WDDJ, WKYQ, WKYX (AM), WKYX-FM, WLLE, WNGO, WPAD, WZYK|
WDXR along with FM translator W273CH at 102.5 (1450 AM, "1450 Life Talk") is a radio station licensed to serve Paducah, Kentucky, United States. The station, established in 1957, is currently owned by Virginia-based Bristol Broadcasting Company, Inc.
WDXR broadcasts a talk format, made up of programming geared toward personal & home advice (such as relationships, gardening, home repair, etc.) and finance. All programming is delivered via satellites. Like other Bristol Broadcasting Company in the Paducah, Kentucky market they also have local news updates from the Bristol owned West Kentucky Star.
- Jim Bohannon – America In The Morning – 5a-6a
- The Business Rock Stars – 6a-7a
- Dave Ramsey - The Dave Ramsey Show – 7a-9a (Repeat of the day's show)
- Clark Howard - The Clark Howard Show – 9a-11am
- Dana Loesch - The Dana Show: The Conservative Alternative – 12p-2p
- Dave Ramsey - The Dave Ramsey Show – 2p-5p (Current day's show)
- Dennis Prager - The Dennis Prager Show – 5p-8p
- Michael Medved - The Michael Medved Show – 8p-11p
- Hugh Hewitt - The Hugh Hewitt Show – 11p-2a (Tape Delayed)
- Joy Browne - The Joy Browne Show – 2a-5a (Tape Delayed)
This station began regular operation on December 24, 1957, broadcasting with 1,000 watts of power on a frequency of 1560 kHz. The station was assigned the call sign WDXR by the Federal Communications Commission.
WDXR was originally owned by Earl Weaks McKinney-Smith, serving as both company president as the station's first news director. McKinney-Smith had the FCC transfer the WDXR broadcast license to a new company called WDXR, Inc., which was owned by both E. Weaks McKinney-Smith and his wife, Lady Sarah McKinney-Smith. After E. Weaks McKinney-Smith died in February 1974, control of WDXR, Inc., passed solely to Lady Sarah McKinney-Smith.
Move to 1450
In December 1978, WDXR, Inc., reached an agreement to sell this station to Paducah Broadcasters, Inc. The deal, contingent on a simultaneous transaction for WPAD, was approved by the FCC on February 14, 1979. WDXR formerly broadcast on a frequency of 1560 kHz, before exchanging frequencies with WPAD (1450 AM) in February 1979. At the time of the swap, WDXR broadcast a middle of the road music format.
In April 1989, Pollack Communications, Inc., agreed to sell WDXR to Metro Media of Kentucky, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on June 30, 1989, and the transaction was consummated on July 11, 1989. This would prove short-lived as Metro Media of Kentucky, Inc., reached an agreement in June 1991 to sell this station to the Mason-Dixon Broadcasting Company. The deal was approved by the FCC on July 19, 1991, and the transaction was consummated on September 5, 1991.
In January 1996, the Mason-Dixon Broadcasting Company contracted to transfer the broadcast license for this station to Hilltopper Broadcasting, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on February 28, 1996, and the transaction was consummated on March 19, 1996.
In August 2000, Hilltopper Broadcasting, Inc., announced an agreement to sell WDXR to Forever Communications, Inc., subsidiary WRUS, Inc., as part of a five-station deal valued at a reported $5 million. The deal was approved by the FCC on November 13, 2000, and the transaction was consummated on February 2, 2001. At the time of the sale, WDXR aired a mix of news and ESPN Radio sports talk programming.
In December 2003, Forever Communications, Inc., reached an agreement to sell this station to Bristol Broadcasting Company, Inc., as part of a five-station deal for a cash price of $3.15 million. The deal was approved by the FCC on February 20, 2004, and the transaction was consummated on March 15, 2004. At the time of the sale, WDXR broadcast a sports radio format. WDXR adopted an urban adult contemporary music format in April 2005.
Bristol Broadcasting Company broke ground on an expansion on its existing radio studio and office complex in May 2008. Company officials cited continuing growth at the nine-station complex as the reason for the new construction.
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